Friday 10th August, 2018 at 3:40pm
Tam O’Ware admits the players are desperate to go out and put on a performance for the Thistle support as league action gets underway at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.
O’ware was looking forward to the game when speaking to ptfc.co.uk:
“We’re looking forward to starting our home league campaign off in front of our home fans. We want to go out and put on a good performance and show the fans what type of team we really are.
“We are focused on looking forward, we have the chance on Saturday to go out in front of the Thistle fans and show we have what it takes, we have what they expect to see out there on the pitch.”
Tam knows the squad all have what it takes to match the ambition of the club and its supporters but he knows it’s up to them to do it on the pitch.
“We are all here because we are hungry to win football matches, because we are hungry to win promotion. We’ll go out there and work as a team to do that; we will work for each other and make that happen.
“We all know the Club’s ambition, we know what the fans expect and what they want us to achieve and it’s up to us to go out there and do what is required. We have to go out there and perform, get the victory and the three points, not just on Saturday but throughout the season.”
He doesn’t underestimate the challenge ahead on Saturday with Falkirk the visitors, he knows it will be a tough game
“We know Falkirk will want the same as us – to win the game. They will come here well up for it but we have to make sure that doesn’t happen. We have to be the better team, we need to show we want it more than they do.
“We want to make The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill a fortress. You have to make your home advantage count, we have a great surface and one that suits how we want to play so we have to use that to our advantage.”
The Thistle number four is only looking forward and after a hard week of training is raring to go.
“Saturday is out of our minds now, we won’t let that result or performance define our season. We can’t change that now, but what we can change is Saturday and what we do on the pitch against Falkirk, that is what matters now.
“We’ve worked hard in training all week; we will look to put that into action on Saturday and work just as hard on the field.”
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