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Over the course of the next couple of weeks we are going to get very familiar with Ross County and their Victoria Park home ground. On successive weekends we take the road and the miles north to Dingwall. Next Sunday it is the ALBA Challenge Cup Semi-Final but tomorrow we travel to Dingwall in the search not of a place in a cup final but for three points.

When manager Ian McCall spoke to ptfc.co.uk he was abundantly clear that focus tomorrow is on the league fixture and nothing other than the league fixture.

“The semi-final next week is an important game and one that we will look forward but we are occupying ourselves solely at the moment on trying to get three league points, something that we are desperate to for. It is still, of course, very early on in the season but time moves quickly in football and we need to get some more points on the board and start climbing the league table sooner rather than later.”

Thistle will be making the trip to Dingwall with virtually, but not quite, a full squad to select from.

“The good news is that Alan Archibald will be back for this one and there is a very good chance that he will play. David Rowson, however, hasn’t recovered from the injury that saw him come off against Dunfermline last week and won’t make the trip. Meantime Ryan MacBeth will see a specialist on Monday as we attempt to get to the bottom of his injury problems.”

“Coming into the squad will be Stuart Bannigan, who was absolutely outstanding for the reserves against Queen’s Park on Monday night, and Kieran Burns.”

Partick Thistle Stats

Current Form – Last Five Games

W            D             L              F              A

1              0              4              5              9

Scorers Season 2010/2011

Kris Doolan 4

Paddy Boyle 1

Liam Buchanan 1

Paul Cairney 1

Simon Donnelly 1

Iain Flannigan 1

Ryan MacBeth 1

David Rowson 1

Last Game

Irn-Bru Scottish League First Division

Saturday September 25th 2010

Partick Thistle 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2

Ross County Stats

Current Form – Last Five Games

W            D             L              F              A

1              2              2              4              6

Scorers Season 2010/2011

Michael Gardyne 3

Paul Lawson 3

Paul Di Giacomo 2

Martin Scott 2

Garry Wood 2

Andrew Barrowman 1

Richard Brittain 1

Steven Craig 1

Scott Morrison 1

Iain Vigurs 1

Own Goal 1

Last Game

Irn-Bru Scottish League First Division

Saturday September 25th 2010

Morton 0, Ross County 0

Last Meeting

Irn-Bru Scottish League First Division

Saturday April 24th 2010

Ross County 1, Partick Thistle 2

Teams

Ross County: McGovern, Miller, Keddie, Boyd, Morrison, Brittain, Scott (Vigurs), Kettlewell (Watt), Gardyne, Barrowman (Wood), Di Giacomo.

Thistle: Halliwell, Corrigan, Maxwell, Conroy, Robertson, Erskine, Hodge (Grehan), Rowson, Corcoran (MacBeth), Donnelly (Burns), Doolan.

Scorers

Ross County: Di Giacomo (58)

Thistle: Donnelly (60), Grehan (74)

Crowd: 2,175

Match Highlights

Match Details

Irn-Bru Scottish League First Division

Saturday October 2nd 2010

Ross County v Partick Thistle

Kick-off: 3:00pm

Please note due to internet connection issues at Victoria Park we won’t be able to bring you our Live Text Updates service tomorrow.

Prices

Terracing

Adult - £14
Concession - £7
Under 16s - £3

Stand

Adult - £16
Concession - £8
Under 16s - £4

Travel

Supporters Bus

By Car
The major trunk roads, A9 and A96, connect Dingwall with the North, the South and the East.

By Bus
Regular buses on a daily basis from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth.

By Train
The nearest mainline station is Inverness and fans travelling from the south should alight and board a train that takes them direct to Dingwall Station.

Match Officials

Referee: David Somers

Assistant Referees: Martin Cryans and Douglas Ross

Other First Division Fixtures

Dundee v Morton

Falkirk v Cowdenbeath

Queen of the South v Dunfermline Athletic

Raith Rovers v Stirling Albion

 

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