Monday 31st July, 2017 at 11:36am
Callum Booth was happy to have made it through to the next round of the Betfred Cup but admits the performance wasn’t good enough as Thistle toiled to victory over Stranraer with a late Christie Elliott goal.
Thistle struggled to break the visitors down and Booth admits the level of performance simply wasn’t good enough
Speaking to ptfc.co.uk after the game, he said: “It was hard work, it was a disappointing performance and we really weren’t good enough. It’s three wins in a week and it has us through to the next round but we didn’t play well enough. We’ve no excuses, we were at home on a great pitch and had a strong team out, it was just a disappointing performance.
“We got the win in the end. In a couple of months time we won’t look back at this performance, we will just know we got through the group and we look forward to the trip to St Johnstone and trying to progress further in the cup.”
Callum was quick to praise the away team who put in a dogged and organised display
“Credit to Stranraer, they done really well and made it hard for us. They sat behind the ball and made it tough for us to break them down. We had a lot of possession and a lot of the ball. We won’t face that a lot in the Premiership but it’s something else for us to work on should we be in that position again.”
Next up is a trip to Hibs on the opening day of the Ladbrokes Premiership season and Booth is looking forward to the league action starting
“It’s good to keep the winning run going as we head into the Hibs game. We saw it last season when we won games on the cup and kept it going into the first game and we will try do that again this season. Hibs are on a good run and it will be a tough game, they’ve started the season well. It’s got the makings of a good game, a sell out and a nice big pitch so we will recover and get ready for that one.
“We will come in on Monday and start working towards that game, looking at them and starting to gear ourselves towards that game and try and go out and put in a performance.”
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