MORTON defender Michael Doyle reckons this afternoon’s clash with Queen of the South will be different from the last time the two sides met — because both teams have changed dramatically since that day at Palmerston.

Ton have been ravaged by injury and could be without four key players for the visit of the Doonhamers. 

Meanwhile Gary Naysmith’s outfit have tweaked their formation and personnel in recent weeks, resulting in better results and performances.

Doyle insists it won’t be a walk in the park for the home side and that Morton will have to be at their best.

He told the Tele: “You take what you can from the last game and try to improve on it. But in this league teams get better and change as the season goes on.

"We got a really good result against Queen of the South last time but they won’t be the same team.

“We’ll also have to change things around as well because of injuries and things like that, so it’s not going to be an easy game.

"All the teams are so close together at this moment in time and that’s what makes this league the most competitive league in the country. 

“If you look, for example, at Falkirk earlier in the season you’d think that anyone could beat them but they’ve improved.

“That’s what it’s like in this league because teams are always changing and improving. 

“That’s what we’re expecting on Saturday.”