Partick Thistle boss Archibald says relegation run-in is on a knife edge

Firhill Park'P.Thistle VS S. Mirren'Ballatoni in action'25th April 2014'Pic: Roberto Cavieres
Firhill Park'P.Thistle VS S. Mirren'Ballatoni in action'25th April 2014'Pic: Roberto Cavieres

The clock is ticking - Partick Thistle have at least three games left to save their season adn maintain the club’s precious Premiership status.

To describe the situation at the bottom of the table as tight doesn’t do it justice - only two points separate the five teams trying to avoid a relegation play-off place.

Thistle missed a chance to put distance between themselves and the pack at Firhill on Friday night, when they were held 1-1 by fellow strugglers St Mirren.

Manager Alan Archibald said it was vital that they took something from the game - and he now has his sights set on a trip to Easter Road on Saturday to face a Hibs side which has gone into free-fall.

However, Archibald says that the relegation battle is too close to call: “What will happen will happen. I don’t think anyone can predict what is going to happen in these games.

“It was important that we got something from St Mirren because we know someone is going to pick up something from the other games.

“It was vital that we got something as well. If we get the same attitude, performance and desire in the games remaining then we will be okay.

“Against St Mirren the players showed a desire to win and they did that in a manner that saw them keep their shape.

“Earlier in the season we didn’t always maintain our shape and that allowed teams to cut us open so it was good to see us keep our shape against St Mirren, who are on a good run of form.”

Kick 0ff on Saturday is 3pm.