Archie celebrates 400th appearance for Thistle

PARTICK Thistle defender Alan Archibald celebrates his 400th appearance for the club on Saturday when the Jags have their penultimate league game at home to Falkirk.

The skipper has experienced the highs and lows during his 14 years with the Jags.

He has come a long way since first signing as a 17-year-old on June 13, 1994 and in honour of his service the club will have an ‘Archie Day’ on Saturday for supporters to mark the occasion where they will be given Archie masks to wear.

Described as one of the nicest and most unassuming players in the game, the veteran has scored nine goals in his career with the club, not bad considering he has been at the heart of Thistle’s defence.

Ahead of Saturday’s game, Bobby Dinnie OBE will present Archie with a commemorative trophy to mark his achievement.