Jags hope to name Lady Luck in the side to face Accies

PARTICK could do with a bit of luck, says Willie Kinniburgh, after a poor run which has seen them lose their two opening games of the new season.

The central defender said everything was in place but a run of bad decisions and bad fortune had conspired to give them the worst possible start.

Kinniburgh (26) reckons the squad could do with a rub of the green when they face Hamilton Accies tomorrow for the second time in less than two weeks.

In their last encounter with the Lanarkshire side in the Ramsdens Challenge Cup, Thistle were knocked out due to a dodgy penalty decision late on.

Kinniburgh, who will not be playing tomorrow because he is having an operation on his hip, said: “Hamilton Accies will be a tough team to beat.

“They are looking to go back up into the SPL and have some experienced players and some young legs in there too.

“We know what they are about as we have played them in the Ramsdens Cup, so this will be an advantage.

“We need to take our chances and the fact it is at home is always good as the fans are great and always get behind us.

“We need to take the game to them and with a bit of luck can come away with the points.”

The run of bad luck has meant Thistle are sitting at the bottom of the First Division on zero points and gaffer Jackie McNamara is looking to his squad to deliver on Saturday.

Meanwhile it was announced this week that striker Martin Grehan will leave the club.