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It was another away trip without a win for Partick Thistle on Saturday as the Jags fell to a 2-0 defeat in Dingwall at the hands of Ross County. Goals from Billy McKay and Ross Stewart saw the Staggies to victory despite the Maryhill men enjoying plenty of possession. Gary Caldwell altered the Thistle frontline for the trip north and caught up with one of the men involved in those changes, Miles Storey, after the match:

“It was quite a strange game really. It sounds silly to say it but I think we dominated the match. Our big problem wasn’t getting the ball into the final third, it was getting it into goalscoring opportunities.

“They were more efficient than us and used their moments well and that’s what brought their two goals. The penalty looked soft but they took advantage and then they caught us well on the counter for the second.”

Miles noted that he was impressed with a lot of Thistle’s midfield play but rued the Jags inability to turn possession in the middle of the park into chances in the final third.

“There were some moments where we looked like we were going to create something but that final ball was poor. County are a good defensive team and they made the pitch feel small which made it tough to find those gaps regularly.”

With the defeat leaving Thistle in ninth, the number 19 knows that there’s a lot of work to be done if the Jags are to escape their current predicament.

“We can’t keep losing and feeling sorry for ourselves. If we want to turn our season around, it’s up to us to do that and that has to happen quickly.

“January is just around the corner now and I’m sure the gaffer will have targets in mind to improve the squad but we can’t wait until the end of January to kick into gear.

“We have four huge league games before then and with three of those at home to teams we’ve beaten already, we should be looking to take plenty of points from those matches.”

Storey ended with a message for the Thistle fans who made the trip up the A9 to watch the Jags on Saturday.

“It’s a long trip and at this time of year, money is tight so we’re very thankful to everyone came up to see the game. Obviously, we wish we could have given them a better result to take back down the road but we’ll be working hard this week to ensure we get a better one against Morton.”

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