Tough home game for Jags

Paperino's, Byres Road, Glasgow'Jags manager Alan Archibald'Pic by Alan Murray  18-10-13
Paperino's, Byres Road, Glasgow'Jags manager Alan Archibald'Pic by Alan Murray 18-10-13

Partick Thistle are hoping to turn the tide and win their first home game in the league on Saturday.

But it will be a tough encounter against Dundee United, who beat the Firhill side 4-1 when they last met back in November at Tannadice.

Thistle manager Alan Archibald also has the added headache of having a number of players out injured, including Isaac Osborne and Sean Welsh, with Chris Erskine also unable to play.

Archibald said: “There is no doubt Saturday’s game is going to be a tough one. Last time we played them they thumped us up there.

“We kicked off the season playing them at home and in that game we had a number of good chances. For the first half we had at least three good chances to score.”

One piece of encouraging news for Saturday’s game is that Kallum Higginbotham could be fit to play after an injury last week.It had been feared that the six stitches just above his knee would keep him out.

Archibald said: “He was in training this week, and he should be ok, but I’ll make a decision nearer the time.”