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Match Reaction

Motherwell v Partick Thistle – 23rd May 2015

Following a typical end of season match away to Motherwell which, in the end, finished 0-0, Jags gaffer, Alan Archibald spoke to to give his reaction.

“Yes, the game certainly had an end of season feel to it but there were definitely some positives to take. I thought we played well at times and it was good to get a couple of the younger guys a taste of first team football. We had a couple of late call offs but the boys that came in I thought handled it well.

“We were forced into a change of formation and went with three at the back, it’s something we have tried before in training and potentially gives us an extra option for next season. Ideally you would want to get to the point where we can change it in the middle of a game to help break down teams and it was good to see how the lads handled it today.

“It’s good to know that we have a bit of quality coming through the youth ranks and that those lads are there o back us up when they are called upon. David Wilson and Jack Hendry both started their first games and both did very well. Hopefully they’ll continue to develop and stay in and about the first team set up.”

Motherwell made nine changes to their team and it was clear their focus was more on next weekends play-off clash against Motherwell, a position Archibald is delighted not to find himself in.

“I came and watched their game against Kilmarnock and I was just so glad not to be in that position this year. We’ve done really well to secure safety early and it means we can go enjoy the summer now and start looking to build for next season.”

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