Friday 30th January, 2015 at 7:10pm
It was a desperately disappointed Alan Archibald who spoke to ptfc.co.uk after the match against St Mirren. Having dominated possession but lost 1-0 Archie was clearly frustrated with his team’s performance.
“Yea, it was a hard one to take today. we just didn’t hurt them enough. As soon as they got their goal they were able to just manage the game and fair play to them they did that very well.
“We weren’t able to shift the ball quickly enough or get in behind them to hurt them and that’s why we didn’t win the game. We lost a poor goal when we weren’t quick enough to a second ball and from there we really struggled. We had a long time to get back in the game and I just don’t think we did enough to merit all three points.”
It was a Thistle side that seemed flat and one certainly nowhere near its free flowing best.
” We didn’t get the ball out to the wide areas often enough and we were too slow moving the ball around. I think that’s the most disappointing thing to be honest. After we lost the goal the onus was on us to go and break them down. It suited their game to sit in and protect their lead and they did it very well.
“We resorted to hitting long balls but they weren’t sticking for us and to be fair that doesn’t really suit our game. That’s why we were looking to get it out to the wide areas but it just didn’t come off for us tonight.”
One of the few positives from the evening was Callum Booth’s introduction. The on loan left back settled in well and looked dangerous at times going forward – despite only having trained twice with the squad.
“I thought Callum did well and bedded himself into the game. We probably didn’t use him enough actually but when he did get on the ball he delivered some dangerous crosses and a lot of the good stuff came down his side.”