Thistle are flying high

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CONFIDENCE in the Thistle camp is running high following last Saturday’s 6-1 demolition of Stirling - according to Kris Doolan who scored the first of the six.

The 26-year-old forward, who has been at Thistle since January 2009 and made his debut for the club as a late substitute in a Scottish Cup tie against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, said the win was just what the squad needed going into their game tomorrow against Cowdenbeath.

He said: “It’s a fact but winning games breeds confidence and the fact that we are starting to score goals can do nothing but boost our confidence. ahead of tomorrow’s game.”

Even though the Central Park outfit are below Thistle in the table - only three points separate them, with Morton sandwiched in-between - a win is crucial if they are to make any headway in the league.

In view of this, Doolan said: “We don’t want to underestimate Cowdenbeath and know that even with a good win behind us, every game stands on it’s own.

And he warned: “Every club in the first division deserves respect. It’s a tight league and we know there are very few easy games. We need to focus on one game at a time. This is the only way of securing the points.”

Looking ahead Doolan said he was very pleased at how the squad have turned themselves around following a string of four draws and reckons they have a good chance of picking up the points at Central Park tomorrow.”

He said: “We are moving the ball about the field a lot more and spreading out using the pitch to full advantage.”

And as far as injured players are concerned Doolan said he was not aware of any players who are out except for a slight injury to Martin Greehan.

He said: “He picked up a slight injury, but I think he’ll be ok for tomorrow’s game.”