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Palmer looking for three points from trip north

It’s a trip up the A9 for the Partick Thistle squad tomorrow afternoon as the Jags head north in pursuit of Ladbrokes Championship points against Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Jags midfielder Cammy Palmer spoke to ahead of the trip as the Jags squad look forward to tomorrow’s game.

“I think we are all really looking forward to getting out there tomorrow afternoon and playing under the new manager to show him what we can do. All of us are looking to stamp down our mark and start to get going in the league. The aim is to return with our first win of the season but it is easy to say that, we’ve got to show it on the pitch.”

Since the new management team arrived at the club earlier in the week, there have only been a couple of training sessions for the squad and Cammy admits it is difficult to change a lot in such a short space of time.

“It’s not ideal but I think the manager has come in and just been honest with the players. He’s got to know everyone and I think everyone is on the same page. Going into this game we all know what needs to be done. We’ve got experienced guys in the dressing room and they’ve been in these situations before so that’ll help us all.”

Cammy is on the first loan spell of his career and, while things haven’t gone to plan on the pitch, he admits that he has learned plenty outside games.

“One of the reasons I was so keen to come out on loan was to grow up as a player and mature and experience different things in a first team dressing room. It has been tough at times. You can’t prepare for the demands expected without being in a senior dressing room. I’ve been working hard and listening to all the advice I’ve been getting from coaches and players and just trying to take it all in and learn from it all.

“I think with a new manager coming in you need to prove yourself again and show what you are all about. I think it is a point that will hopefully kickstart our season, help us win games and get us where we want to be.

“That’s what you want with football. You want to play as many games as possible and hopefully I can do that and keep playing well but more importantly start winning games and get that feeling we had from the Betfred Cup at the start of the season.

Cammy spent time on international duty with Northern Ireland under 21s recently and with more qualifiers upcoming in October he is keen to be called up again.

“It’s obviously a different environment, a different experience but playing against international players from all over the world is good. You get a different taste of what is involved in football. Scottish football is different to other styles like Finland or Romania. You are broadening your experience against top, top players which is always a good experience to get. It is always exciting when you are called up to international duty but I know I need to be playing at a good level to have a chance of being called up.”

Thistle make the trip to Inverness tomorrow morning looking to pick up the first win of the Championship season.

“I think that is what we are aiming towards. The season has not gone to plan but we can only focus on what is ahead of us. It’s a game that we can win and we know that if we perform well then we can get the three points that we need.”

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