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Greenock Morton v Partick Thistle – 3rd November 2018

Thistle head to Cappielow Park for the first time since 2014 tomorrow afternoon as the side look to start November with three points against sixth placed Greenock Morton. Gary Caldwell sat down to speak with shortly after finishing the final training session of the week.

“It’s been excellent. It’s been a great week’s training. We did a double session on Tuesday and the boys worked really hard. We’ve been working on competition and getting a winning mentality and incorporated a bit of competitiveness into each aspect of training to try and breed that winning mentality.

The Jags gaffer took the opportunity to watch Morton as they faced Queen of the South on Tuesday evening and knows the dangers that Jonatan Johansson’s side possess.

“I learned a lot from watching Morton on Tuesday night. They played well against Queens and changed their shape for the game in the process. It was a very worthwhile trip to go and watch the game during the week. I always feel more comfortable when I get to go and see a team live to see the full pitch and every aspect of their play. We’ve used that to help prepare the players for what they will face tomorrow.”

It’s been fine margins that have separated Thistle’s matches in recent weeks and Gary knows that the players have to be fully concentrated for the full ninety minutes at Cappielow tomorrow.

“In the key moments we have to stand up and be counted ready for those moments that decide football matches. With every training session that goes by, I think we are improving to turn those performances into points and starting climbing the table.

Finally, the manager brought us up to date with team news.

“Max Melbourne has picked up a little knock on his ankle this week. Tam Scobbie has been training all week and his fitness has been picking up so he’ll come into the squad. Apart from the long term ones we should be pretty much as we were last week. “

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