Thistle keen to get back on winning track

THE fact that Partick Thistle’s home game against Hamilton was cancelled this week has done nothing to dampen the enthusiasm among the squad to regain the top spot in the league.

The game was cancelled following a pitch inspection on Wednesday morning and halted because of a waterlogged pitch.

Last year ended on a disappointing note with Thistle being relegated into second place by Morton, after they drew 1-1 against Airdrie, but optimism remains high.

There was a boost this week following the news that, upon the conclusion of his loan deal from Ross County, Steven Craig had signed a contract that will see him become a Partick Thistle player until the end of the current season at least.

Thistle manager Jackie McNamara, said: “I’m delighted to get Steven signed up until the end of the season. He’s a good lad to have around the place and he’s already scored some crucial goals for us both in the league and, of course, in the Ramsdens Cup Semi-Final. There was obviously speculation as to whether we would be able to sign him after his loan spell finished and it was good to get everything settled so quickly. Steven is going to have a big part to play in the rest of the season.”

Thistle have an away league game to Livingston this Saturday.