Partick Thistle get set to take on Dunfermline

PARTICK midfielder Sean Welsh looks set to miss this weekend’s trip to Dunfermline following a brutal head knock in Tuesday’s victory at Queen’s Park.

The Jags man was forced off the pitch on Hampden after just eight minutes when he was clattered to the deck during the 5-4 Ramsdens Cup win.

Welsh sustained a serious cut to the end and may not recover in time for the trip to East End Park.

The ‘horrendous’ nature of the challenge enraged manager Jackie McNamara who now faces a sweat over the 22-year-old.

“It was a right nasty one that he got,” the gaffer said. “He’s going to need a few stitches and we have to hope that his eye doesn’t close over.

“He’s got a stud mark down the side of his cheek, in fact you can see the blade marks.

“We thought that it was a horrendous challenge but hopefully he has a wee chance of playing at Dunfermline on Saturday.”

Partick have yet to taste defeat so far this season, having racked up a flawless record in their opening four competitive games as well as another four wins in pre-season.

However, SPL drop outs Dunfermline will provide the biggest test for the Jags as the Pars look to build on their 4-0 win against Cowdenbeath last Saturday.