Christie: Jackie’s got Partick Thistle heading for the heights

NEW Partick Thistle signing Christie Elliot reckons the fresh management team can take them right to the top of the league if they can keep the momentum going when they face Ross County on Saturday.

The striker, who has scored in his last two games for the club - securing the winning goal against Queen of the South two weeks ago - was one of gaffer Jackie McNamara’s last-minute signings.

Elliot (21) who previously played for English non-league side Whitley Bay near Newcastle had been offered a week’s trial with Hibs, but turned this down in favour of an offer by Thistle.

On Saturday’s away game he said: “To be honest I don’t know much about Ross Country, but know it is a nightmare getting there.

“Let’s hope we can make it count and come away with the three points.”

The key to success, according to Elliot is training and the right management structure.

The first of these is in place so he says it is now up to the squad to put the hard work in.

He added: “I’ve been impressed by the management set up since I came and I believe they can take us all the way to the top.

“Training is going to be the key to our success.

“If it is going well we can only get better and better.

“You have to train as if you are going to win.”

The move up north has been helped says the young striker by the welcome he has got from fellow team-mates.

Elliot said: “I feel I have adapted well and been made to feel really welcome.

“The lads have been great. I think if we stick together as a team we can build the team up.

“In the end it is the team that wins games not one individual.

“If we do this I’m sure we can go all the way to the top of the league.”