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Match Reaction

Dundee v Partick Thistle – 14th February 2015

Alan Archibald spoke to shortly after full time on Saturday having just watched Thistle suffer an agonising defeat.

“The game was like a cup tie going from end to end with both teams trying to win it. We even looked like we were going to win it late on. Kris Doolan has the ball and he tries to slip it through to Ryan Stevenson who is in on goal. Konrad defends it well and Dundee go up the pitch and score. When your luck is out and you’ve got a couple of bad results, that’s the way it goes.”

Despite the late blow, Alan was encouraged by his team’s performance.

“We played a lot of good stuff today. I was happy with the reaction after two or three disappointing performances. Today was much better. I thought we dominated the first half but just didn’t capitalise on that play.”

“Lyle has had a great chance. I thought it was a foul in the box [on McDaid], but maybe the referee has played advantage. It’s a great chance for Taylor and you would expect him to score that. We had another couple of good headers from set plays which we’ve got to hit the target with them as well. We didn’t take the chances when we had them and the way our luck is going just now, well you can see what happened at the end.”

Thistle were forced into a halftime substitution with goalkeeper Scott Fox being taken off.

“Scott picked up a thigh injury when he took a goal kick. We had to take him off. I’m disappointed for him as he hasn’t had much luck here this season.”

Despite defeat, Alan could take positives from the game.

“I think we take confidence from all of our play. I thought we were very, very good today compared to recently. We had a goal threat and we passed the ball a lot better. We just didn’t capitalise on it.”


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