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Lindsay keen to do business at both ends

Liam Lindsay is looking forward to the visit of Ross County and is hoping it is the start of a run of three games in a week that will propel Thistle away from the bottom end of the table.

After a draw against Hamilton, Liam is hoping to go one better as the Dingwall outfit arrive in Glasgow.

He said: “We are going into the game confident. We go into every game believing we can win the match and Saturday will be no different.

“We are in a bad run of results and we have to do the basics correctly. We have to keep things tight at the back and do the business at the other end if we are to get all three points, we need to do both of those things if we are to get ourselves away from the bottom end of the table”

Thistle have failed to win since the opening day but despite having performed well on a number of occasions, Lindsay knows it’s time to start winning football matches.

“It’s frustrating that we aren’t getting the results. When you are playing poorly you expect to lose matches but we are putting in the performances and not getting the wins. We know though what we need to fix and if you don’t defend and keep clean sheets you won’t win the match.

“We know ourselves what we need to do, we know as a team what we need to do. We win as a team and we lose as a team and we’ll do it together.”

The match against County is followed by trips to Dundee and Perth and Liam is hoping the match on Saturday is the start of something good.

“We are going into a run of three games in a week against teams round about us and that’s who we need to be picking up points against. Win on Saturday and confidence is high and you can suddenly find yourself shooting up the league if you can go on a wee run and that’s what we need to try and do. We saw it on occasion last season and we need to try and do it again.”

The big defender finds himself in the lofty position of joint top league goalscorer after his header against Hamilton at the weekend but he would trade them all in for clean sheets and points.

“It is obviously great to be sitting as one of the top scorers this season. It’s somewhere I never thought I would be but I’m delighted. It would be something special to stay there but I’m sure the likes of Dools, Ade and Squiddy will have something to say about it. I enjoy getting up and trying to do my bit at the other end too and it’s nice to help the team out with a few goals but I would trade them all in for a clean sheet. That’s my main job and if you keep a clean sheet it means you are guaranteed at least a point. If I can do both then even better!”

The draw last week took Thistle off the foot of the table and while Liam admits it’s not something the players look to much at this early in the season it’s a step in the right direction.

“We came off the bottom of the table last week. It’s not something we take too much notice in but it’s a step in the right direction. We don’t want to be anywhere near that end of the table so we need to start getting the results that will move us further up the league. We need to do that beginning Saturday.

“We will take any sort of win, we saw last season that a win rocketed us into a good November, it sometimes needs a bit of luck or an ugly win just to make that difference. We were in a similar position last season so we have been through it so we will call on that experience to help us this term.”

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