Friday 25th August, 2017 at 11:50am
Abdul Osman is hoping to help the side to a first win of the season as Aberdeen come calling to Firhill.
The Jags captain admits everyone knows the performance against St Johnstone wasn’t up to their usual standards and they’ve been working hard to put things right.
Speaking to ptfc.co.uk Osman said: “We’ve trained hard this week. We have worked on a lot of things and worked on getting back to what we do best. We were hurt by the loss last week more so the performance than anything else.
“We know we didn’t perform how we can, we didn’t play our football and we’ve spent this week working on that and how we can get back to what we do best on Saturday against Aberdeen.”
Abdul admits the performance last week was out of the blue after a solid showing against Celtic the week before
“We played well against Celtic, we mixed it up well, we played football and caused the, problems but we didn’t do that against St Johnstone and that’s what we will need to do against Aberdeen.”
With no points from three games it’s a poor start to the season but not one the midfielder feels can’t be stopped
“We’ve not started the season great but we’ve been there before. We’ve started worse and we have been alright. We know however we need to get points on the board soon. We will continue working hard and it will come, I am sure of that.
“A lot of the boys have been through poor runs here before, we know we can get through it and we are a strong team and have the right mentality to get through any bad patches and get some wins on the board.”
While the record against Aberdeen isn’t great Osman is hoping the backing of the Thistle fans will help
“We are at home and we have our fans behind us, we know our record against Aberdeen isn’t fantastic but this is a different game, these things don’t matter, we believe in ourselves and know we can go out and get all three points.”
With the match the last before the international break, the captain is hoping to go into that on a high.
“It’s always good to go into an international break on the back of a win, you don’t want to go into it down and wondering where the next win is coming so it’s important we get something from the game and we will put everything into it.”
Despite picking up a few knocks and missing parts of pre-season Osman is raring to go for Saturday
“I’m feeling good, I’ve had a few niggles with my shoulder, I’ve had problems with it last year and I felt a wee tug on it a few weeks back but I’ve trained all week and I’m raring to go for Saturday to try and help the boys to a win.”
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