Morton star relishes playing derby rivals and McKinnon’s Queen’s Park in Betfred Cup – Greenock Telegraph

MORTON’S mouthwatering Betfred Cup draw has young midfielder Reece Lyon straining at the leash to get the season started.

The Ton will face off against Renfrewshire rivals St Mirren for the first time in two years, before meeting Partick Thistle.

Ray McKinnon, who controversially quit the club to take charge of Falkirk in 2018, will come up against his former side with his League Two outfit Queen’s Park, along with former Ton players Bob McHugh, Michael Doyle, Peter Grant and Lee Kilday.

Group G is completed by Ton’s Championship counterparts Queen of the South.
Lyon hopes fans will be allowed back at matches by the time the games are played, particularly the derby.

He told the Tele: “It’s probably the best draw that we could’ve asked for in terms of big big games.

“I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and getting going now.

“This will be my very first Renfrewshire derby.

“It will probably be the biggest game of my career so far if I play in it and it’ll be even better if the fans can be there to add some sort of atmosphere to it.

“It’s such a big game for not only us but Inverclyde too, so I just hope that we will have fans in the stadium.

“You need fans for games like that, even for the Partick and Queen’s Park games too, with the rivalry there between the fans and