Thistle boss says mistakes are costly in top flight

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald reckons to end their scoring problems everyone needs to play their part and not just the strikers.

This Sunday the Jags travel to take on Inverness Caley and Archibald admits he will need to tighten up his defence following their recent 1-0 home defeat to Hibs.

He said: “The main difference between playing in the Championship and the Premiership is that you get punished in the top flight.

“If you make one mistake then the opposition score. This is what happened against Hibs.”

A lack of finishing has hampered Thistle so far this season with a host of chances spurned, resulting in precious points being sacrificed.Summer signing John Baird has yet to score and Kris Doolan has only scored two goals this season.

Archibald said that at this stage last season Stevie Lawless had scored four or five and Chris Erskine had done the same.

And he added: “What is frustrating is that we are not playing badly. We are creating chances, but just not capitalising on them. This needs to change and is something we are working on.”