Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald is determined to rebuild fortress Firhill after Aberdeen knocked down its walls.
The Jags gaffer said that after last Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at home to Aberdeen, his players needed to give 100 per cent every week or they would pay the price.
He said: “It was definitely an off-day for the players. At this level of football we need to give 100 per cent every week, but against Aberdeen six or seven players were not performing . We need at least eight or nine players every week performing at their best.
“That is what I am looking for this Saturday against Kilmarnock. We need to make it hard for visiting teams at Firhill and turn it into a fortress.”
However, the Jags boss singled out keeper Scott Fox, who was voted man of the match , for special praise.
Archibald said: “He did really well and was on form. If it had not been for some of his saves the damage inflicted by Aberdeen on us could have been a lot worse.”
On the injury front the only player who has a question mark hanging over him for this Saturday’s game is Conrad Balatoni.
Archibald said: “He picked up a hamstring injury in last Saturday’s game so I’m not sure if he will be fit to play. I’ll make a decision on Friday about it.”