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Morton keen on ex-Hibs striker Garry O’Connor

O'Connor pictured during his second spell with Hibernian. Picture: Dan Phillips

O'Connor pictured during his second spell with Hibernian. Picture: Dan Phillips

FORMER Scotland striker Garry O’Connor will train with Morton this week as he looks to rehabilitate his career under the Greenock club’s new manager Kenny Shiels.

O’Connor, 30, formerly of Hibernian, Lokomotiv Moscow and Birmingham City, has been without a club since parting company with Russian side Tom Tomsk last Christmas, and is set to complete a second week of training with the Cappielow side.

New manager Kenny Shiels is understood to be keen on reshaping his squad as he attempts to carry out a salvage operation on the club, who are currently anchored to the foot of the Scottish Championship, six points adrift of second-bottom Cowdenbeath.

The Ton were narrowly beaten by Hamilton yesterday, an early goal from Mikael Antoine-Curier proving the difference between the two sides.

Morton assistant manager David Hopkin - on media duties as a result of Shiels completing a two-match touchline ban - said: “The new gaffer’s dealing with the players coming in and I think he’s probably got three or four lined up to come in during January.

“It would be great to get a goalscorer in. We have good strikers but they are all young kids and it would be good to get an experienced one in.

“Then you would see how good a team we can be because you saw today we could play entertaining football, have good possession and create chances.”

 

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