Partick Thistle’s pre-season training going well

Photograph by Ian Georgeson, 'Hearts Vs Partick Thistle'Hea: Jamie Walker'Par: Steven Lawless
Photograph by Ian Georgeson, 'Hearts Vs Partick Thistle'Hea: Jamie Walker'Par: Steven Lawless

Partick Thistle player Steven Lawless is looking forward to the start of the new season after the friendly in Spain against FC Pinatar last Wednesday which they won 3-1.

The left winger was one of only a handful of players to be on for the full 90 minutes.

He said: “I must admit I was a bit sore in the morning but it was great to last the full 90 minutes and get back to playing again. It was very hot, especially in the first half, but I felt I did quite well and was happy to get an assist for the third goal.”

It was Lawless’s cross that put Declan McDaid through to score his second of the game and it was an action that rounded off a solid match for the attacker who has recently signed an extension to his contract.

The team were in Spain as part of their pre-season training last week. Lawless said: “It was good to get some different surroundings for training, especially at this time of year when it’s basically just fitness that you’re working on.”

Although the first competitive game is just under a month away, Lawless said he wanted to be as fit as he could when the Jags open their campaign at home against Ross County on August 13.

Lawless said: “I had a really good chat with the gaffer who gave me a bit of perspective and I’m looking forward to holding down a place this season. I had a bit of an up and down season last year but hopefully I can nail down my place in the team over the next couple of months. I know I’m good enough so I’ll just have to work hard and see how it goes.”