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Match Reaction

Partick Thistle v Ayr United – 6th August 2013

After watching his side edge through to the next round of the league cup, Manager Alan Archibald was pleased with the final result.

Speaking after the game, he said: “The main thing was to get through tonight, we’ve had some slip ups in cup competitions in the past so it was important to get the win and into the draw for the next round”

The manager introduced a number of new signings to the team, giving players like Issac Osbourne, Mark Kerr and Gabriel Piccolo their competitive debut in red and yellow and the gaffer was pleased with how they performed.

“I thought the guys who came in acquitted themselves well, We changed the side a bit and that was no disrespect to Ayr, we had a few knocks and some others hadn’t had much game time so we wanted to give them time on the pitch.”

There was nervy moments towards the end when Ayr pulled one back before hitting the post, Alan was happy however with his team.

“We passed the ball about well but we lost a disappointing goal at the end. It was a nervy end but that happens when you try and play percentage football, credit to Ayr through they battled and I’ve been in the same position with a lower league team, you get the goal and your tails go up and that happened with Ayr tonight”

Focus now turns to the premiership match with Ross County on Saturday and the manager brought us up to speed with the injury situation.

“We had Kris Doolan and Aaron Muirhead out with knocks tonight but they’ll hopefully be fine for Saturday, although Jordon McMillan is still injured. We’ll have to check on some players from tonight but they should all hopefully be okay”

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