Jags look to avoid the play offs

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After a dramatic late equaliser against St Johnstone last Saturday, Thistle face Hearts at home this week - and are desperate for all the points they can get.

However Thistle are well places to avoid a return to Scotland’s second tier of football as they battle it out against St Mirren, Ross County and Kilmarnoch at the foot of the table.

Defender Lee Mair said: “We did really well to limit the chances St Johnstone had and, from memory, I don’t think Paul Gallacher really had very many saves to make during the game.

“All the talk before the game was about how deadly their strike force is and we managed to keep them relatively quiet.”

With Kilmarnock picking up three points, but all the other teams around Thistle being held to draws, it is becoming clear that the fight to avoid the play offs is going to go right to the wire, but Mair feels the Jags have more than enough to ensure this isn’t a problem for them come May.

He added: “It’s going to be tight right down to the wire for who drops into this play off spot but I think we have to be confident, especially with the way we’re playing.”