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Erskine looking forward to Tynecastle trip

Chris Erskine is looking forward to the trip to Tynecastle as Thistle head to the capital to try and build on the point gained from Aberdeen last Saturday.

Thistle are in the midst of a tough run of fixtures before the split but the attacker is hoping to add to the point gained last week.

Speaking to he said: “We’re looking forward to the game. Tynecastle is always a good place to go and play football, the atmosphere is always good so we are looking forward to getting out there and hopefully getting the win we need.

“Saturday was a good result for us, it’s about trying to take that now into this game. I think the clean sheet was the most pleasing thing, we didn’t trouble them too much going forward, but a clean sheet is something we’ve been missing so it’s good to get that. We now have to try and marry both things together and create going forward too.”

Thistle are yet to lose to Hearts this season with two 1-1 draws so far between the team and Erskine admits they feel they should have taken more than the two points.

“We’ve performed well against Hearts this season. We’ve done well in both games, we probably feel we should maybe have won both matches but we’ve taken a point each time.

“We have to take that into the game on Saturday, we go into it believing we can get the win and we will hopefully get the correct result this time.

“We don’t have anything to fear, we’ve had results at Tynecastle even last season and we are in a positive mood within the squad going into the game.”

Erskine is hoping to help the attack but feels they must be clinical if chances come their way.

“Against the top teams you aren’t going to create lots and lots of chances, it’s important that the more creative players take advantage when we do get a chance. When you do get the chance to go forward that you take care of it and create and take chances.”

With every point mattering, Chris admits nothing but the result matters now.

“I think if you ask the manager he will definitely say it’s all about taking the three points, at this stage of the season it’s not about how you play, it’s all about results now and trying to get us away from the bottom of the table.”

The fans favourite feels it’s important to stay close to those teams above us going into the split, despite the hard run of games he feels this is possible.

“We’ve got a hard run coming up but it’s important to make sure we are at least in touching distance of the teams above us, if we can go into the split fixtures in the pack and being in a good run then it will make all the difference.

“We can’t look at anyone else, we have to concentrate on ourselves and trying to get as many points as we can between now and the end of the season.”

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