Thistle want magnificent seventh

PARTICK ThisTLE square up to Raith Rovers on Saturday and the Firhill side will be looking to make it a magnificent seven league wins in a row.

However, Jags manager Jackie McNamara refused to take anything for granted, despite his side’s red hot form.

He said: “Going to Stark’s Park is going to be hard.

“They will be looking to come away with the three points and we will need to be focused.”

Thistle have already played Raith this season when they beat them 3-0 in the quarter final of the Challenge Cup a couple of weeks ago.

But McNamara said it will be very different playing Raith on their home turf, adding: “We know how they can play and at the moment they are playing well.”

McNamara is understandably keen to keep the winning run going with six straight league wins in a row.

The team’s form has been such that he insists Lady Luck did not play a major role in Thistle’s 2-1 win over Cowdenbeath on Saturday, which was sealed thanks to a 70th minute own goal.

He said: “We definitely deserved to win. It was not luck.

“If the second goal had not been helped in by a Cowdenbeath’s Scott Linton, Chris Erskine was waiting to tap it home.”

On the injury front Sean Welsh is probably still out, it’s uncertain if Steven Craig will play and Kris Doolan will also be sidelined.