Morton have responded to claims from Inverness CT manager Billy Dodds that the facilities at Cappielow aren’t “fit for vermin” and insisted they offered the Highland side a chance to change elsewhere after a power issue couldn’t be resolved.

Dodds took aim at the Greenock side after he watched his side get knocked out of the Scottish Cup on penalties by Ton, calling it the worst he’s experienced in  36 years in football.

Morton haven’t wasted time in responding and have accused Caley of a “failure to communicate effectively” after informing them of the available facilities earlier in the week.

Chief executive Chris Ross told the Daily Express: “The generator that provides the lighting to the Portacabins failed/experienced a power issue around half-time. Despite our best efforts to fix it, we could not get it back up and running that night.

“Understanding the situation was far from ideal, we then offered Inverness the chance to then move into our Hospitality area for changing post match but they did not take this up.

“We had previously advised ICT at the pre-ops meeting several days before the game that toilet facilities were available for them at the Wee Dublin End toilet block.

“Why that information was not relayed to the team is unknown to us, but their failure to communicate effectively is not our responsibility.

“For future matches, we have been awaiting Inverclyde Council approval for visiting teams to use alternative facilities for changing. We are due to have another meeting with them tomorrow and expect to finally be given approval for this plan.”

The sides meet again at Cappielow in the league on Saturday with Inverness looking to strengthen their position at the top of the table.

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