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Ross County v Partick Thistle – 25th April 2015

After the international break gave his team a chance to recover from a hectic week of fixtures, Alan Archibald is looking forward to taking his side to Dingwall to take on high flying Ross County. The Firhill gaffer spoke to before jumping on the team bus to give all the latest pre-match news.
“It’s never great for a fixture break to come when you’re winning but it has given us a chance to work on our injured players. Apart from Seaborne and Welsh we should have pretty much a full squad to choose from. James Craigen returns from the suspension he picked up against Celtic and Christie Elliott is back in contention having recovered from a groin problem he was struggling with.”
Ross County are the form team in the country at the moment but Archibald his team have what it takes to bring that sequence to an end.
“They are on a fantastic run, without any shadow of a doubt and they’ve done really well to pull themselves away from the position they were in at the turn of the year. It’s down to us to go out there and try to stop them and that is what we will be aiming to do. The last time we went up there it was a 1-0 and a very very close match but we’ll be looking to take all three points on Saturday – there’s no doubt about that.”
Alan is clear that, as things stand, there is still work to do to achieve safety and knows his team will have to stay focussed to make sure they don’t get dragged back into the scrap.
“We can’t take our eyes off the ball and need to make sure we get ourselves over the line as soon as possible. All that starts tomorrow. If we can get a result on Saturday that will allow us to fully concentrate on catching those above us and finishing as high up the league as we possibly can.
“A lot of people saw us as underdogs against Motherwell last week and I think that’s the same again, even if we are above them in the league. We enjoy that though and will be out to prove a few people wrong.”

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