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William Hill Scottish Cup
Sat 18 January, 2020. Kick Off: - 17:30
The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill

Prices:

Adults:  £20

Concessions (over 65s and disabled supporters):  £15

Juveniles (under 16):  £5 *

*supporters under the age of 16 can apply for a free season ticket at the Jackie Husband Stand ticket booth before the game.

There will be NO ticket sales after 1pm on Saturday. The ticket office will be open on Saturday between 10am and 1pm.

This game is not available on the 2019/20 Partick Thistle season ticket with season ticket holders required to purchase a physical ticket for this match. The facility to add the game to a season card will not be available for this match.

 

Collections

If you have a match ticket to collect, you can do so from the Colin Weir Stand reception from 4pm on Saturday. We anticipate it being busy so would recommend early collection to ensure admittance for kick off.

 

Travelling Support:

Away support will be located in the Jackie Husband and John Lambie Stands. The away end is completely sold out. Please do not travel to the ground if you don’t have a ticket.

A queue management system will be in place to ensure your safety and to facilitate easier access to your allocated Stand (Jackie Husband). Ticket checks will be in place so please have yours ready for inspection.

Supporters with tickets for blocks JH1-JH5 please enter via SOUTH DRIVE.

Supporters with tickets for blocks JH6-JH9 please enter via NORTH DRIVE / FIRHILL COURT.

 

Hospitality

Hospitality for home support is located in the Aitken Suite in the Colin Weir Stand and is accessible through the main entrance to the stand on Firhill Road. Guests can gain access to the suite from 3pm.

Away hospitality is located in the Jackie Husband Stand and is accessible through the main entrance half way up the stand. Guests can gain access to the suite from 3pm.

 

Aitken Suite

As a result of the Aitken Suite being used for hospitality the supporters bar will not be open pre or post-match except for hospitality guests. There will be no PlayerZone after the match.

 

Half-Time Draw

It will be Chic Charnley performing the half-time draw at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.

You can buy your draw tickets from our sellers around the ground ahead of the game.

 

Match Coverage

There will be NO text commentary on ptfc.co.uk for this fixture. Regular updates will be found on the club’s official twitter page, which can be accessed here. 

 

JagZoneLIVE v Celtic

Our audio commentary service, JagZoneLIVE, will be providing full audio coverage as Thistle take on Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

The build-up to the game with our commentary team will begin at 5:15pm, 15 minutes ahead of kick-off, before they bring you full coverage of the tie.

To listen to the broadcast, simply log in to your Jagzone account, click on the audio commentary tab and press the play button on the player.

JagZoneLIVE is only available to JagZone subscribers so sign up here to listen to the show.

 

Match Programme v Celtic

Celtic head to Maryhill on Scottish Cup duty tomorrow evening

Our matchday programme for the game will be available for just £3.

Included in the programme will be:

  • We take a look back at fourth round clashes over the last few years
  • A message from the Partick Thistle Board
  • The next installment of our “players of the decade” feature
  • An update from Partick Thistle Women’s FC
  • A message from the PTFC Working Group
  • We introduce Thistle’s new Commercial Manager
  • And much more

Copies of our matchday programme will be on sale around the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill ahead of kick off.

If you can’t make it along to the game, copies of the programme can be purchased online from our programme supplier, Curtis Sport, here.

 

PlayerZone v Celtic

As a result of the Aitken Suite being used for hospitality, there will be no PlayerZone after the match.

Partick Thistle FC
Partick Thistle
22
Scott Fox
3
James Penrice
4
Tam O'Ware
6
Sean McGinty
8
Stuart Bannigan
9
Kenny Miller (Gary Harkins 81)
12
Reece Cole
15
Tommy Robson
16
Darian MacKinnon (Craig Slater 59)
23
Zak Rudden (Dario Zanatta 69)
43
Steven Saunders
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
7
Joe Cardle
10
Alex Jones
11
Gary Harkins
17
Craig Slater
19
Dario Zanatta
77
Mitch Austin
Celtic
67
Fraser Forster
2
Christopher Jullien
3
Greg Taylor
6
Nir Bitton (Jozo Simunovic 8)
8
Scott Brown
9
Leigh Griffiths (Patryk Klimala 79)
18
Tom Rogic (Daniel Arzani 85)
21
Olivier Ntcham
22
Odsonne Edouard
30
Jeremie Frimpong
42
Callum McGregor
 
Subs
1
Craig Gordon
5
Jozo Simunovic
11
Patryk Klimala
13
Moritz Bauer
14
Daniel Arzani
15
Jonny Hayes
24
Boli Bolingoli
 
Subs
1
Jamie Sneddon
7
Joe Cardle
10
Alex Jones
11
Gary Harkins
17
Craig Slater
19
Dario Zanatta
77
Mitch Austin
 
Subs
1
Craig Gordon
5
Jozo Simunovic
11
Patryk Klimala
13
Moritz Bauer
14
Daniel Arzani
15
Jonny Hayes
24
Boli Bolingoli
Match Preview

Partick Thistle v Celtic – 18th January 2020

It’s a break from Ladbrokes Championship action for Partick Thistle this week as they take on defending champions, Celtic, in the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round. The Jags overcame Penicuik Athletic in the last round of the competition but now face a distinctly different challenge in the form of the back-to-back-to-back domestic treble winning Hoops. The two sides faced off in this season’s Betfred Cup just two days after Ian McCall was announced as Thistle manager with Neil Lennon’s side winning 5-0 on that occasion so the management team will be hoping for a closer game this time round. Jags boss, McCall, spoke to ptfc.co.uk ahead of the cup tie:

“You need belief to play for Partick Thistle and it’s especially important for games like these because it’s a huge task, no doubt about it. If you pull it off then, I don’t want to say Thistle legends, but you’ll certainly go down in history as the team who ended the quadruple-treble or whatever it is so hopefully that’s a motivational factor for them.”

As mentioned above, the Maryhill men have already taken on the Parkhead side this season in the Betfred Cup which resulted in a 5-0 drubbing but Ian is confident that his side have improved in the time since that evening.

“We’d been on a decent run until last weekend and even in that game we felt we should have been one or two up after half an hour but they took a hold of the game after that. We’re much better prepared now than we were the last time we played them. That night we didn’t know the names of the players, it was crazy so we’ll be looking to give them a better game this time.”

The first new face of the transfer window arrived on Monday as Darian MacKinnon joined from Hamilton on a deal until the end of the season and the gaffer is happy to welcome the experienced midfielder who he feels brings something different to the squad.

“The two guys we’ve been playing in the middle, Stuart Bannigan and Reece Cole, are a certain type of player and Darian’s different to them. He covers the midfield and puts tackles in, breaking up play and being proactive in winning the ball back so we’re hoping that will bring a bit more balance to the team.

“It’s up to Daz now to show that he’s still capable of doing the business which I’m sure he is and then stay longer than the short term deal he’s on.”

Zak Rudden signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club on Wednesday and the manager said it’s great to have the 19-year-old striker on board.

“He’s a player who we think has been a bit stop-start over the last couple of years but we feel he can improve us here which is why we’ve tied him down to a longer term deal.

“It’s a really exciting signing we think. We’re really looking forward to working with him and he’s someone who the fans will love too hopefully.”

Ian has had the chance to work with his new signings in training over the past few days and is hopeful they’ll both be able to feature this weekend.

“Zak’s ready to go, he had a couple of injury problems at the start of the season but he’s play 15 or 20 games for Plymouth and should be ready to go. As for Darian, he’s not played a lot of games for the first team or reserves. I spoke to him and it’s one where he’s fit but not quite fully match fit but there’s no better way to get match fit than to play against Celtic because we’ll need to do a lot of running.”

To finish, the manager gave us an update on the squad’s fitness.

“Shea Gordon is back running and he should be in full training next week. Ryan Williamson will probably miss out; he played last week and wasn’t quite right so he’s unlikely to make it.”

More exclusive preview interviews with Reece Cole and Thistle assistant manager, Alan Archibald, are now available to JagZone subscribers – log in to see them.

Jagzone members will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

Can’t make it to the match? JagzoneLIVE will bring you coverage of the full 90 minutes through our audio commentary service which begins begins at 5:15pm – you can listen in here.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2020. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

 
99’Full Time
90’Goal Thistle! Stuart Bannigan
Thistle 1 - Celtic 2
78’Goal Celtic! Callum McGregor
Thistle 0 - Celtic 2
 
45’Kick-Off (2nd half)
 
45’+15’Half-Time
11’Goal Celtic! Leigh Griffiths
Thistle 0 - Celtic 1
 
00’Kick-Off
Match Reaction

Partick Thistle v Celtic – 18th January 2020

Thistle battled strongly against Celtic in the William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round tie at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill. The Jags fell by two goals to one as the East End side edged through into the next round of the competition. It was a proud Jags manager that spoke to ptfc.co.uk shortly after the full time whistle.

“We’re out and ultimately that’s what a cup tie is about but I felt we played quite well for long spells of the game. In the first 20 minutes we couldn’t handle their movements and they got a lot of the ball but didn’t create any chances. We went behind but we should have scored before half time. Kenny probably should score and that would have taken us in level.

“We stayed in the game in the second half but the deflections at the second goal have killed us. I think without them it goes straight into Fox’s hands and at 1-0 you always have a chance. I’m not sure the penalty we got was a penalty but ultimately that goal didn’t matter.”

There were a number of strong performances throughout the Jags side which pleased the gaffer.

“I thought Stuart Bannigan and James Penrice were unbelievable today. The shape of the team, the work rate, the endeavour was all pleasing. We had a number of good performances but it is cup football and ultimately we’re out.”

Darian MacKinnon and Zak Rudden were thrust into the starting line up this evening and the Ian was pleased with their first contributions in red and yellow.

“There is an honesty about them that I love. They remind me of some of the players I had at Ayr United. Darian hasn’t played for a while and he is fit but not fully match fit. I think our supporters are going to love Zak Rudden. In Scotland if you work exceptionally hard, the fans tend to love you. I think they will both go on to be really big players for us

“We’re hoping to bring in some more players from now to the end of the transfer window, do well in the Challenge Cup and climb the league, that is the least our aims from now until the end of the season.”

A more in depth video interview with Ian McCall is available to Jagzone subscribers now as well as reaction from Tommy Robson – log in to view.

Jagzone subscribers will also be able to watch extended highlights of the game.

For a full list of all the great content you can access from just £5.99 per month as a Jagzone member, click here.

Article Copyright © 2020. Permission to use quotations from this article online is only granted subject to appropriate source credit and hyperlink to ptfc.co.uk.

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