Saturday 20th May, 2017 at 11:20am
Sunday sees the final match programme of the 2016/17 season catch up with Jags gaffer Alan Archibald and he spoke to programme co-editor Raymond Stark to reflect on what has been a historic campaign for the Jags.
“We knew that we had a couple of tough games to come back to but then a run of games that would shape our season. We knew if we put a run of results together then things would be in our own hands. We utilised every member of the squad and they all felt part of the success. They are such a tight group and that showed on the pitch and the way they adapted to different shapes and formations and being asked to play out of position is a credit to them.
“This season we’ve suffered with injuries in the same areas. Firstly, the goalkeepers and then midfielders, every season it always seems to be one area of the team that suffers. Even when we went up to St Johnstone earlier in the year we had no full backs and had to change to a 3-4-3. But the boy’s attitude and application has been second to none and one of the most pleasing aspects is how they responded. Having gone to Parkhead and got a well-deserved point we knew it was in our own hands and it was great to clinch top 6 in front of our own fans by beating Motherwell. You could see what it meant to everyone.”
Read the full and exclusive interview with Alan Archibald ONLY in tomorrow’s official Matchday programme. On sale at the game.
Also inside this week’s issue, priced at only £3:
The thoughts of Jags boss, Alan Archibald
A double page of puzzles for our Junior Jags
We conclude our review of the league season
It’s the final of the Fan v Player Quiz with Callum Booth taking on Rory Hardcastle for glory
The message from the boardroom, written by Chairman David Beattie
All the latest news from around Firhill
And much, much more.
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