It’s all change at Firhill

Partick Thistle v Raith Rovers'Saturday 14th April 2012'Irn Bru 1st Division'Firhill Stadium'Score 1-1'Sean Welsh celebrates his first goal for the club.'Photo by Tommy Taylor
Partick Thistle v Raith Rovers'Saturday 14th April 2012'Irn Bru 1st Division'Firhill Stadium'Score 1-1'Sean Welsh celebrates his first goal for the club.'Photo by Tommy Taylor

JUST as one player pledges his immediate future to the boys in red and yellow, another has left to join the boys in blue.

The close season revolving door was busy at Firhill this week as highly rated former Hibs midfielder Sean Welsh signed a two year deal, while defender Wiliw Kinniburgh left to0 become a policeman.

Jags manager Jackie McNamara will be chuffed to have tied Welsh (22) down after he impressed during a three month loan spell last season.

Kinniburgh (27) still had a year left on his contract, but opted for the force over Firhill.

A club spokesperson said: “Everyone at Firhill wishes Willie all the best for the future and we hope we won’t be a stranger.”

Meanwhile, the team’s pre-season fixture list is shaping up.

The Jags travel to face Alloa Athletic on Tuesday, July 10 in a match which will have an evening kick-off, though the exact time has yet to be finalised.

They also face Ayr on Tuesday, July 17, at Somerset Park, kick-off 7.45pm,