Saturday 16th August, 2014 at 9:50am
After a great start at home Alan Archibald sat down with ptfc.co.uk to look forward to, the fast approaching, match against Dundee on Saturday:
“It was a great performance last night – a wonderful way to get the season started. Great performances all over the field and something really positive to build on. It’s good to get the home win monkey off our backs early too.”
On Dundee, Archie knows he can’t afford to underestimate them and is certain it will be a tough contest on Saturday.
“It’ll be a hard game on Saturday. Dundee play with a lot of confidence and are always looking to get the ball down on the deck and play it – it should be a really decent game. I saw them play last week and was very impressed with them and with the acquisitions they’ve made. Paul has managed to bring in some great experience but some real quality too so it should be a good tight match.”
Thistle haven’t made the trip to Dens Park for three seasons now but the Thistle gaffer knows from experience that it is never an easy place to go.
“Dens is a tough place to go but the pitch looked great and it should be a cracking match. It’s a good few years since we last played at Dundee but Paul has done very very well with them. I went through my A-licence with him so I know what he’s capable of. He’s single minded and knows what he is looking for – I think you see that by the way he has his team playing. He’s built a good squad and he’s still looking to add so it will be a tough game against a well organised team.”
Each of Thistle’s new signing played well against County and Alan is happy with what he has brought in so far.
“We’ve added a bit of steel to our team – I think we showed that last night – and hopefullly we can take the positives from last night into the first away game of the season. Our away form was good last term and we’ll be looking to keep that going this time around.”