Sunday 5th February, 2017 at 1:00am
It was another disappointing evening at Pittodrie for the Jags but there were plenty of positives to take from the performance. Thistle number two, Scott Paterson, spoke to ptfc.co.uk after the full time whistle.
Reflecting on the defeat, Paterson said: “We’ve just said to the players that obviously we’re disappointed we’ve lost the game but it was a match that I felt we were still in for large spells. We caused Aberdeen problems and they are a very good team, especially on their own patch.
“I think that when we do get these chances at places like Pittodrie and Parkhead, we’ve got to take them and again we didn’t tonight so it feels a bit same old same old. To be fair we’ve conceded from a set play, a corner to be exact, which is disappointing because I felt the back four were superb today and the whole team did well defending set plays which is a big part of Aberdeen’s game. As for the second goal, it was just a wee lapse of concentration from a throw in.
“All in all it was a disappointing 90 minutes but we’ve just got to distance ourselves from it and carry on to our next game.”
Despite the disappointment, Scott was keen to emphasise the positives of the evening’s performance.
“I think the boys are a positive bunch, their confidence is always high, but we just need to keep going. I think we played some positive stuff today and we caused Aberdeen some problems on the break, which was good because that was something we had been working on all week. We’re just lacking that cutting edge in front of goal and it’s been the story all season. We’ve just got to keep going because the good thing is that we are creating chances.”