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Message from the Manager

Dear Thistle supporters,

It’s ‪3pm on Saturday‬ and we all hoped you’d be cheering on the team at Firhill but matters outwith anyone’s control mean that is not the case.

The most important thing to say at this moment is that the health and wellbeing of everyone is far, far more important than football, or any sport. The club, including myself, absolutely support the measures that have been put in place to safeguard people as much as possible.

It is an unprecedented situation and one with which it is impossible to predict what happens next. All we can do is continue to follow the advice that is been given by experts and look after each other as much as possible.

The Thistle support has been unbelievable in its backing for me, my staff and the team since I returned to Firhill. We know this year – and recent years – have been far from easy and we know that where we are right now isn’t where any of us want the club to be.

In the absence of match programme notes it’s also fair to say that the last three games, specifically the last two and half games, have been such a big improvement in terms of the team’s performances. Yes, we’ve emerged with three draws when we feel we should have won more points, but we were all feeling much better about the quality of performance on the pitch and felt the results we all want would follow.

Your backing this month has been outstanding – in particular the support we enjoyed at Tannadice was unbelievable – so I want to personally thank each and every supporter at these games for really getting behind the boys, and to all fans for their support throughout the season.

We hope to be back playing football in front of you very soon. However, for now, the most important thing is your wellbeing so please look after yourselves and each other in the weeks ahead.

Partick Thistle Football Club is a family and we are all part of that. It is a privilege to be manager of this club and we hope to be back doing what we all love very soon.

Until then, stay safe and take very good care of you and yours.

Ian McCall.

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