Thistle win guarantees their SPFL survival

Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald is delighted to secure a third season in top flight football after a decisive home victory last week.

Archibald said: “First and foremost I’m absolutely delighted to have secured another season in the top flight of Scottish football. It’s a tremendous achievement and, to have done it with three games to go shows real improvement from last season.

“We aren’t done yet though and the aim now is to win our remaining games and finish as high up the league as we possibly can. If we can do that then we have a magnificent platform to go and build on going into next term.”

Having secured safety at Tynecastle last season Archibald said it was good for the fans to see the team do it on home turf this season.

Thistle dominated the second half of last Saturday’s game against St Mirren and deserved their 3-0 victory.

Archibald added: “St Mirren were hard to play against and the first half didn’t really go well for us. But after half time we kept going, defended well and got the first goal which made all the difference.

“After Stevo got the first it freed us up a bit and I always thought we would go out and get a second. I was delighted for Dools as that puts him into double figures for the season.”

This Saturday Thistle play Hamilton Accies away. Kick-off is 3pm.