Jags hope to vent frustration on promotion rivals

Partick Thistle. Alan Archibald  5.8.10 Picture by Jamie Forbes
Partick Thistle. Alan Archibald 5.8.10 Picture by Jamie Forbes

FRUSTRATION is the main emotion in the Partick Thistle camp following the squad’s last two postponed league games, says interim manager Alan Archibald.

On Saturday they face Morton away in a top of the table clash and Archibald said: “It’s been really frustrating not having a game for the last two weeks.

“I’ve been interim manager for two weeks now and haven’t had a game – it’s a weird situation.

“The players are frustrated too and this weekend’s game can’t come quick enough – we’re all just hoping the weather holds out and this one isn’t off too!

“The boys are all desperate to play – not having a game for two weeks has been a bit of a nightmare.”

Thistle are currently sitting second in the table with three games in hand.

Archibald added: “This is good, but you’d always prefer to have points on the board than games in the bag.

The game against Morton is a big one as its first in the table versus second.

The Jags have played them twice this season and have yet to beat them.

Archibald (pictured) said: “We really want to win it. I don’t think there is much between the teams.

“We were unfortunate last time we played them because we had a player sent off.”

And he reckoned the game is going to be a tight one at Cappielow.

He said: “There will be much at stake. I imagine there will be a huge crowd. I know our fans will travel in their numbers and get behind the boys giving them the tremendous support they always do.”

On the injury front, Steven Lawless is only player unfit. He is still recovering from a fractured cheek bone.

Meanwhile tickets have been selling like hot cakes to season ticket holders since Monday for the Ramsdens Cup Final.

There were queues on Firhill Road most of Monday and the phones have been ringing off the hook.

They’re on sale all this week until Friday, February 15 to season ticket holders and then on Tuesday, February 19 they go on general sale to the public from 4pm-9pm and again on Wednesday, February 20 10am-4pm until they are all sold out.

This will be The Jags first cup final appearance since their 1971 League Cup win.