Partick Thistle will be too strong for Berwick Rangers

WITH one win under their belt, Partick Thistle are keen to build on this success when they face Berwick Rangers at home in the League Cup tomorrow.

According to goal-getter Kris Doolan a win on Saturday would give the team a fantastic boost, just a week before the First Division campaign begins.

The striker (24) reckons even though Berwick are in the Third Division, “there are no easy games.”

He added: “All the teams in the League Cup will be keen to prove themselves before the start of the season. Everyone will be tough opposition.

“The fact that it is a home game helps and I hope we will take full advantage of this and play like I know we can.”

Doolan - who has been part of the Thistle set up since January 2009 - said the squad are ready for the new season after their 2-1 win against Stenhousemuir in the Challenge Cup on Saturday.

He said: “There is no doubt that our win was a boost to the team’s confidence ahead of Saturday’s game.

“Starting the season with a couple of wins under your belt means you don’t have to play catch up later.”

On Saturday’s game Doolan said he didn’t know much about his opponents other than the fact they had quite a good striker in ex-Thistle player Damon Gray.

Looking ahead, the Jags kick-off the first game in the league against Dundee at home on August 6.

They will play the second round of the Challenge Cup away against fellow First Division side Hamilton Accies on Tuesday, August 9, kick-off 7.45pm.

EYE ON THE BALL . . . midfielder Iain Flannigan makes his presence felt as he fends off a Stenhousemuir player in Thistle’s 2-1 victory on Saturday. See page 27 for full match report. (Ref: m11256d)