Thistle boss wants to keep defender Aaron Sinclair

Firhill'Thistle v Airdrie Utd - PT 9 Kris Doolan - PT 3 Aaron Sinclair - AU 11 Liam Watt'23rd February 2013'PiC: Roberto Cavieres
Firhill'Thistle v Airdrie Utd - PT 9 Kris Doolan - PT 3 Aaron Sinclair - AU 11 Liam Watt'23rd February 2013'PiC: Roberto Cavieres

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald insisted Aaron Taylor-Sinclair will remain at Firhill - despite rumours that Celtic are circling.

The manager said the highly rated defender has been impressive in the top flight this season but as far as he was concerned he was with the club till the end of the campaign.

He insisted: “Aaron is here until the end of his contract in May.”

Sinclair (22) said he wouldn’t let rumours of a move to Celtic get in the way of his performance at Thistle as the team look ahead to their next game this Saturday away to Kilmarnock. He said: “I have heard there is interest in me from Celtic, but I am not sure if Celtic have spoken with my agent yet, so I am not going to let it distract me from my main aim of performing to the best of my abilities for Thistle.”

Meanwhile Archibald has his sights set on all three points when his team heads to Rugby Park on Saturday.

Archibald’s side - whose game against St Johnstone on Saturday was abandoned at half time - saw two points slip through their grasp at home to Kilmarnock earlier in the season and with just two points between them, he knows a win points would be most welcome.

Archibald said: “The pitch at Killie is good and if we can kick the ball about there is no reason we can’t get a win.”