Partick Thistle must use this Saturday’s break to reassess tactics and to steel themselves for the trials ahead as they try to avoid the play-offs.
So says striker Kris Doolan, who reckons this weekend’s lay-off - caused by Scottish Cup fixtures - is a God-send for the Jags.
The attacker, who opened the scoring against Hearts last Saturday in the Jags’ 4-2 defeat at Firhill, believes a week off competitive football will give the squad breathing space in the lead up to their next game - away to Kilmarnock on Saturday, April 19.
They then face St Mirren at home the following Friday and and then will have just three games left to avoid a dreaded relegation play-off battle.
Following Saturday’s defeat Thistle dropped to second bottom.
Doolan said: “The break is coming at a good time.
“It can always go one of two ways, we could have come away with a victory and want to get another game quickly but the way it’s gone we need to go away and regroup.
“We need to use the break to our advantage - get everyone back in training, get everyone’s spirits back up and go into the next game with a bit if confidence.
“The one thing I do know is that we need to be ready for some very important games.
“We know how massive every match is between now and the end of the season.”