It’s seventh heaven for table topping Jags

SEVEN is a special number for many – and it’s a particularly special number for Partick Thistle.

The team had one of their biggest league wins in more than 30 years last Saturday with a 7-0 victory over Airdrie.

And this weekend they are aiming to make it seven league wins out of nine when they face Falkirk.

Manager Jackie McNamara said: “Confidence is running high in the squad at the moment, but we shouldn’t get carried away. The lads are creating the chances and more importantly scoring the goals.”

But he said playing Falkirk at home would be a challenge.

McNamara added: “Even though Falkirk are 12 point behind us in the league, when you play a team on in their home ground it always presents its own challenges.”

The manager believes teams will be keen to knock Thistle from the summit of the First Division now they have regained top spot.

There is no doubt, however, that following the goal blitz against Airdrie (pictured below) there is a buzz about Thistle.

It is the first time the Jags have scored seven, or more, in one fixture since the 7-0 win over Berwick Rangers in the League Cup of 1995.

Two years earlier, Thistle notched up an 11-1 win over Albion Rovers in the same competition.

On the injury front, McNamara is not sure if Steven Craig or Alan Muirhead will be fit for Saturday’s game after sustaining injuries.

He said: “I won’t be making a decision until the end of the week.”

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