NEWLY-APPOINTED Morton club captain Kyle Jacobs was delighted to give supporters a victory to celebrate on their return to Cappielow.

The Cowshed reopened for the first time since March 2020 as up to 1,500 fans were permitted to attend the Premier Sports Cup clash against Clyde.

Despite the tie being a dead rubber for the Ton, Jacobs believes it was important to build momentum ahead of their Championship opener against Dunfermline this Saturday.

The South African says that there are plenty of positives to take from the comeback win against Danny Lennon’s side.

He told the Tele: “It was great to round off the League Cup with a win. Unfortunately it didn’t mean anything towards the group, however, we always wanted to come and win the game and we’re delighted we were able to do that with the home crowd back in as well.

“That’s something we’ve not had for a while and we’re happy with the reaction that we got from that.

“It was difficult with the heat, but we played really well in spells and with the pitch being dry it made things that bit harder, but I thought we did well overall and deserved the win.

“It was all about building momentum going into the league campaign and it’s always going to be difficult when you face a team like Dunfermline on the opening day, but this stands us in good stead.

“I think we’ve done well in the group games that we’ve played, especially with the squad being out for 10 days isolating.

“We’re looking forward to the game on Saturday now.”