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McGinty looking to build

Sean McGinty is looking forward to the chance to build on last week’s three points when Alloa come visiting The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.

The 2-0 victory over Dunfermline halted a winless run and now Sean is hoping to use that as a springboard for victory on Saturday.

Speaking to he said: “We’re looking forward to it. We got the monkey off our back last week and we now want to go on build on that result. I think if we’d had the option to play again on Sunday we all would have taken it, that’s what winning a game does for a team.

“We were delighted with the Dunfermline result but it’s important now to build on that. We need to start climbing the table. We need to back that result up and make sure it’s the start of a good run of results for us.”

McGinty admits training has been a happy place this week on the back of the result last weekend

“Everyone is much happier in training this week, it’s always tough when you go so long without winning but now we’ve got that result everyone has had a smile on their face this week. We’ve trained at the same intensity, it’s important we keep working hard and improving each week.

“Last weekend was exactly what we needed, it was a good performance, we felt comfortable and deserved to win the match. It is a result that had been coming for a few weeks I think. You can see the steady improvements we’ve made since the new gaffer came in and now we need to make sure those improvements continue. We have to go out and do the same again on Saturday.”

With Alloa immediately below Thistle in the table McGinty knows a win will put daylight between the Jags and the other teams below.

“Alloa are around us in the table so it will be big if we can beat them and put a bit of a gap between us and them.

“We know it’s going to be tough, they beat us at their place and although we had a lot of the ball we couldn’t score. They are hard to break down and we need to make sure we get the first goal and build on it. That will be really important.”

The Jags defender was part of the defence who kept a clean sheet for the first time in quite a while on Saturday and he has been happy with how the defence has looked in recent weeks.

“We can go into the game with confidence that is always a big thing. We managed to keep the clean sheet too which was important. I think the defence looked really solid and with Dan Jefferies coming in the three really worked for us. Tam Scobbie is brilliant in there as well, he really used his experience to talk Dan and I through the game.

“It keeps us more solid and allows Christie and Penners to go and attack a bit more. Both of them are fantastic at that end of the pitch so if we can give them the platform to go and urt teams then that can only be a good thing.”

With it being another match at The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill, Mcginty is hoping for more great backing from the fans.

“We started the season really well at home and we need to get back to that, last week was a start and we want to keep that going on Saturday. Our fans really got behind us last week and hopefully it’s more of the same on Saturday. I’ve obviously only been here since the start of the season but I’ve already felt a real bond with the supporters here. The backing makes a difference to us so my only message to them would be keep it up and we’ll do everything we can to give them more to cheer about.”

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