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Calum Gal­lagher in­sists the “en­ergy and in­ten­sity” of life un­der new man­ager Jack Ross al­ready has the Paisley club buzzing,

The squad were af­forded a free week­end when Mor­ton were in League Cup ac­tion against Aberdeen, and for­mer Rangers trainee Gal­lagher be­lieves the ex­tra time on the train­ing ground with Ross is pay­ing div­i­dends.

Gal­lagher said: “There’s been a real in­ten­sity and he’s bed­ding down his phi­los­o­phy. There’s a great en­ergy about the place and we’re de­lighted to have him in.” Man­ager Peter Hous­ton is un­sure how he will be re­ceived at Tan­nadice as he pre­pares to re­turn to for­mer club Dundee United for the first time.

Hous­ton, who guided United to Scot­tish Cup glory in 2010, said: “I’ve no idea what the re­ac­tion will be from the fans, it’s been quite a while since I left there. Win­ning the cup with them was spe­cial but we’re now in op­po­si­tion.” Gavin Skel­ton has hailed to­mor­row’s op­po­nents Raith Rovers as a great ex­am­ple of a Cham­pi­onship side that have bounced back from a sticky spell.

“The Cham­pi­onship is a re­ally tight league and if you go into any game not at your best you can pay the price,” Skel­ton said.

“Raith had a bad run of in­juries and re­sults suf­fered, how­ever, they stayed calm and as soon as they started get­ting play­ers back their re­sults im­proved.

“We are on a dis­ap­point­ing run and work­ing very hard to get out of it. Once we have ev­ery­one avail­able we will be stronger but in the mean­time we will con­tinue to work hard to get good re­sults.”

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