St Mirren V Morton at St Mirren Park : Match Preview

15 April 2016 02:34
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Saints trio boost boss Rae in bid to retain local bragging rights

St Mirren will add the fit-again trio of Sean Kelly, Jason Naismith and David Clarkson to their squad for the visit of local rivals Morton.

Scott Agnew is the only doubt for Alex Rae's side and while there may be nothing at stake in terms of promotion, the Saints manager knows his first home derby will not be a drab affair.

Rae said: "I have been told by lots of people that it is a good number of years since Morton won one of these games and that is the way it should remain.

"There are obviously bragging rights up for grabs and I want St Mirren to keep hold of them."

Morton will be without Frank McKeown and Conor Pepper again due to respective knee injuries and Michael Tidser remains sidelined due to a hip problem.

Jon Scullion returns from a knock and Declan McManus is available after suspension, but Lee Kilday and Stef McCluskey are both injury doubts.

Cappielow manager Jim Duffy said: "Both sides are out of the promotion race however this game is a derby and will have an edge to it.

"St Mirren have improved a lot under Alex Rae and are showing a lot of the battling qualities you would expect from one of his sides so it will be a tough to pick up the three points."

Source: PAR