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27 August 2011 10:48
Losing in the cup is never fun but Dundee and Morton have the chance to get back to winning ways. Could be a good competative game Dundee take on Morton this afternoon with home manager Barry Smith having a fully-fit squad to choose from with no new injury or suspension to worry about after their mid-week loss to Aberdeen in the Communities league Cup. However, his search to bring in new players is unlikely to bear fruit before kick-off. Smith said: "I had hoped to have at least one new face in for this game, but if it happens it will be next week now.'' The Dark Blues will be looking to build on their good performance against Aberdeen in a bid to secure their first win of the season at Dens Park. Smith added: "It's always disappointing to lose a game, but it's a case of more of the same in terms of the way we played. Morton have made a good start in the league, so we need to play well to win.'' Morton's summer signing Andy Graham could well finally make his debut for the Greenock side since arriving from Hamilton. The defender has been given the all clear to play again after fracturing a cheekbone during pre-season. Manager Allan Moore said: "We received great plaudits for our performance in losing 4-3 to St Mirren in midweek, but we were beaten and that disappoints me and I want to get winning again as soon as possible. Dundee will feel exactly the same after losing to Aberdeen, but we will travel to Dens Park with the confidence that we're playing well and there's no reason why we cannot win there.'' The Greenock men will be without Fouad Bachirou and Sean Fitzharris, who are both struggling with hamstring injuries.