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Storey delighted with win

Miles Storey believes the team showed great character to pick up all three points against Morton despite the controversy of the goal which wasn’t awarded.

Despite Kris Doolan’s goal somehow not being awarded Storey was delighted to hang on to win the match 1-0

Speaking to he said: “We’re delighted to get the three points. Sometimes those games are more enjoyable that winning 5-0, especially after what happened with the second goal.

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my life; the boy has kicked it out in anger. The whole thing was really bizarre to be honest. Last season with the luck we were having we would have probably ended up drawing that, or somehow found a way to lose the match. It was good to grind it out and get the victory.”

Storey thought the team performed well as a whole and had praise for the defence after the first league clean sheet of the season

“The boys showed great character, everyone really put in a shift and I think that’s what was so enjoyable, despite what happened we really fought for the three points and deserved the win.

“The back four were superb, Penners was excellent down my left side, and for a young lad he really talks you through the game well. The central defenders must have headed 50 or so balls towards the end of the game and really stood up strong.

“There were good performances all round the team, Erskine’s finish was great and Dools should have had a good goal to his name too.”

After Morton losing their manager on Friday, Storey knew they would be up for the game and come out all guns blazing so he was pleased with how the team managed the first part of the match

“Morton were really up for the game with what had happened to them recently and we’ve maybe started games poorly this season so it was important we kept it tight early on and we done that well, and I think as the game went on we grew more and more into the game and were the better team.”

With a number of deadline day signing sat in the stand Miles knows competition for places is high, he knows everyone must perform if they are to stay in the team

“I still think we need to be more clinical, I’m gutted for Dools because he’s played well and deserved his goal. We’ve obviously got others to come into the squad to add even more quality going forward.

“It keeps us all on our toes, we know how many options the gaffer has now and you know you have to perform and be on your best if you are to get a place in the starting line-up. It really drives everyone on to be the best they can be.”

Next up is a trip to face East Fife in the Irn-Bru cup and the Thistle number nineteen is looking forward to the hard week of training ahead before that game

“We want to do well in the cup, it’s a break from the league but it’s a chance to build momentum on the back of the victory today. We will work hard in training this week and prepare for the game. We know we have to show a similar character than today.”

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