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SIGNING NEWS: Scott Tiffoney returns!

Partick Thistle can today confirm that Scott Tiffoney has agreed a two-year contract with the Club and will join up with the squad for pre-season training later this month.

The pacey attacker spent the second half of last season on loan at Firhill and wasted no time in making himself a fans’ favourite.

Tiffoney debuted as a Jag in the Scottish Cup against Cowdenbeath, registering his first assist for the Club after just six minutes as he set up Shea Gordon for the opener. He would go on to score twice in his league debut away to Airdrieonians.

Scott managed a goal or an assist in each of his first seven starts for the Jags; a run which included key moments such as his last-minute equaliser at Bayview and the assist for Zak Rudden’s deadlock-breaking goal against Clyde.

The 22-year-old continued to contribute after the League One split popping up with a vital leveller away to Cove and the second goal in our 5-0 victory over Falkirk.

On the deal, Thistle manager Ian McCall said:

“Obviously, we’re over the moon to bring Tiff to the club on a permanent basis. He was electric for us during the second part of last season and was a huge part of the way we were playing as we went on that great run.

“His pace offers something different and you can see from his numbers during the loan spell that he has the end product to go along with it. He’s still a young player too so we’re looking forward to seeing more of him this season.”

We can also confirm that James Penrice will be leaving the Club to join Livingston.

The Thistle Weir Youth Academy graduate debuted for the first team in May 2016 and has gone on to make more than 100 appearances as a Jag.

He made his breakthrough to the Thistle starting XI during the 2018/19 season when he played every single minute of the campaign; the first player to achieve that feat since 2006. He also scored his first goal for the Club that season in a 2-1 win over Greenock Morton in the Betfred Cup.

James played 24 times during the 2020/21 term as the Jags won the League One title with his best performance of the campaign coming in our title-clinching triumph over Falkirk at Firhill.

James leaves with the thanks of everyone at Partick Thistle and with our best wishes for the future.

Thistle manager Ian McCall said:

“James is a great boy and a very talented player. He’s someone who broke into the first team here at a very difficult time which must have been tough for such a young player but he’s certainly contributed a lot since I’ve been back at the Club.

“This move is one that I think suits all parties and gives James a good chance to go and play in the Premiership so we wish him all the best and hope he does well; I’m sure he will.”

An interview with Scott is available to JagZone subscribers now. Click here to watch now.

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