2008–09 Greenock Morton F.C. season

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Greenock Morton
2008–09 season
Chairman Scotland Douglas Rae
Manager Scotland Davie Irons
Scottish First Division 6th
Scottish Cup Third round (lost to Peterhead)
League Cup Third round (lost to Inverness CT)
Challenge Cup Semi Final (lost to Ross County)
Top goalscorer League: Peter Weatherson & Brian Wake (9)
All: Brian Wake (12)
Highest home attendance League: 3,323 vs Partick Thistle
(18 April 2008)
Cup: 2,023 vs Inverness CT
(23 September 2008)
Lowest home attendance League: 1,642 vs Airdrie United
(25 November 2008)
Cup: 2,023 vs Inverness CT
(23 September 2008)
Average home league attendance 2,274
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

Season 2008-09 saw Greenock Morton compete in their second consecutive season in the First Division. They finished sixth in the league, a rise from the previous season's avoidance of the relegation play-off by one goal.

First team transfers[edit]

  • From end of 2007-08 season, to last match of season 2008-09


Player From Fee
Scotland Steven Masterton Clyde Free
Scotland Kevin Cuthbert St Johnstone Free
England Jon Newby Morecambe Free
England Dominic Shimmin Crawley Town Free
Scotland Allan McManus St Johnstone Free
Scotland James Grady Hamilton Academical Loan
Scotland James Grady Hamilton Academical Free
Scotland Chris Smith Rangers Free
Scotland Colin Stewart Livingston Free
Scotland Carlo Monti Celtic Free


Player To Fee
Scotland Craig Black Largs Thistle Free
Scotland Adam Coakley Queen's Park Free
Scotland Bobby Linn East Fife Free
Scotland Barry Smith Valur Loan Return
Scotland Dean Keenan Ayr United Free
Scotland Chris Templeman East Fife Free
Scotland David McGurn Raith Rovers Free
England Jon Newby Burton Albion Loan
England Lee Robinson Rangers Loan Return
Scotland Scott McLaughlin Airdrie United Free
Scotland Chris Millar St Johnstone Free
Scotland Jamie Stevenson Alloa Athletic Loan
Scotland Brian Graham East Stirlingshire Loan
Scotland Jamie Stevenson East Stirlingshire Loan
Scotland Kieran McAnespie Dumbarton Loan

Squad (that played for first team)[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Scotland GK Kevin Cuthbert
Scotland GK Colin Stewart
Scotland DF Stewart Greacen (captain)
Scotland DF Ryan Harding
Scotland DF David MacGregor
Scotland DF Allan McManus
Scotland DF Alan Reid (trialist)
England DF Dominic Shimmin
Scotland DF Chris Smith
Scotland DF Alex Walker
Scotland MF Kevin Finlayson
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Allan Jenkins
Scotland MF Steven Masterton
Scotland MF Jim McAlister
Scotland MF Ryan McGuffie
Scotland MF Carlo Monti
Australia MF Erik Paartalu
Scotland FW James Grady (loaned from Hamilton Academical)
England FW Jon Newby
Scotland FW Iain Russell
England FW Brian Wake
England FW Peter Weatherson

Player statistics[edit]


# Player Played Subs Goal
GK Scotland Kevin Cuthbert 34 00 00
GK Scotland Colin Stewart 02 02 00
DF Scotland Stewart Greacen 29 00 02
DF England Dominic Shimmin 28 00 00
DF Scotland Alex Walker 27 01 00
DF Scotland Chris Smith 22 02 00
DF Scotland Allan McManus 21 02 00
DF Scotland Ryan Harding 12 02 01
DF Scotland David MacGregor 11 00 00
DF Scotland Alan Reid 00 02 00
MF Scotland Jim McAlister 42 00 01
MF Scotland Ryan McGuffie 38 01 08
MF Scotland Steven Masterton 28 08 06
MF Scotland Kevin Finlayson 27 11 00
MF Australia Erik Paartalu 24 09 04
MF Scotland Allan Jenkins 22 13 03
MF Scotland Carlo Monti 03 01 01
FW England Peter Weatherson 33 08 10
FW England Brian Wake 25 15 12
FW Scotland Iain Russell 17 15 07
FW Scotland James Grady 16 05 02
FW England Jon Newby 05 02 01