There were senior players in the stand against Queen of the South – and Gus MacPherson says there are too many pros on the books at Morton.

The Ton beat Queen of the South 2-1 in Scottish Championship action on Saturday, moving them eighth in the table ahead of tonight’s Scottish Cup match with Dunfermline. MacPherson was delighted with the performance, but with the likes of Rabin Omar in the stand, the manager knows the squad he has inherited is too big.

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MacPherson recently became Morton manager. (Photo by Alex Todd / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)

He said: “It was thoroughly deserved. I don’t think Aidan McAdams in goals had a save to make in the second half. It was very pleasing, not just the three points but the performance of the team. I have seen two or three of the home games when I have been scouting and it was a little passive.

“We wanted to change that.  If they play like they did against Queen of the South, we will be ok. I said to them that we would make changes and that was going to be no reflection on the training or performances we’ve seen. We have 25 or 26 outfield players which is far too many for a club this size and we have been left with the headache.”

Aidan Nesbitt scored straight from a corner against Queen of the South, something he insists was deliberate: “I meant it, obviously! I practiced it on Friday and people will laugh at me for saying that, but it’s true. It was meant as I do it all the time in training. It was going to happen one of these days.”

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