Morton assistant manager Anton McElhone wants the World to know about the job done by former manager David Hopkin.

Hopkin recently quit the Championship side, and McElhone is in temporary charge. However, McElhone has praised what Hopkin did behind the scenes at the club, which is currently struggling financially during these uncertain times.

Hopkin even went as far as to buy food for the players, McElhone reveals.

“He did so much”

“We have breakfast and lunch at Cappielow, but he was paying the shortfall for that every week. He did so many things selflessly and that’s something I want to make sure people know about because he did so much for us” he said (Greenock Telegraph).

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Former Morton manager David Hopkin (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McElhone went on to detail the things that Hopkin had introduced at the club to make life easier for the Morton players.


“He’s created the wee finer details with things like the food, the gym and the ice baths. Stuff like that keeps players happy” McElhone explained.

The assistant manager then paid tribute to how much work Hopkin and his coaches had been doing at the club.

“Put in a shift”

“Massive credit should go to David and what he did for the club as well as Dave Timmins and Dave MacKinnon, who’s still here and who run about ragged doing things for us. They put in a shift” he said.

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Morton manager David Hopkin recently left the club (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

McElhone won his first game in charge of Morton, as they defeated Dunfermline 2-1 to move away from the relegation zone. Their next game is against Queen of the South on Saturday, and McElhone looks set to be in charge once more.

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