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Partick Thistle v Dundee – 20th December 2014

Having just about come down from the high of beating Inverness 4-0 last week we spoke to manager, Alan Archibald, about how he saw this Saturday’s encounter with with top six rivals, Dundee.
“I think last week was one of the best performances I’ve seen from us since I took over. To overturn their terrific home record and perform in the manner we did was absolutely fantastic and i think it’s one of the first times this season where we’ve really showed exactly what we’re capable of.
“The performance was good both with and without the ball. When we had it we always looked dangerous and when we didn’t have it we kept our shape ever so well. We stopped Inverness playing and got on the attack wuickly. One of the biggest things was how clinical we were in front of goal which ahs been missing from our game at times this season.”
Looking forward to Dundee Alan has done his homework and knows what to expect.
“We’ve got a chance at home to go ahead of Dundee and potentially jump two places so we’re really looking for a win today. Consistency has been a problem for us since coming up to the Premiership and that’s something we really want to put to bed.
“Dundee have come up and played some really good stuff this season and surprised a few people along the way I think. We know what their threats are and we need to be ready for that. There’s no doubt it will be a tough game but I think you saw earlier on in the season when we played them up there that we are more than capable of matching them and taking the three points.”
Ryan Stevenson has come into form in recent weeks and has played his way into a regular spot in the team.
“Ryan was a bit slow to get going but he has really hit some form of late. His attitude has always beenf first class and he ahs certainly been putting in the hours before, during and after training to make sure he is at the top of his game.”
Although his squad is largely fit Archie does have a couple of injury concerns to deal with.
“We have a couple of doubts for the game today, Freddy is still struggling with his hamstring but we’ll give him every chance. Jake will miss out today as well and Sean Welsh is still struggling with some bruising on his knee. Other than that we should have a full squad.”

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