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Falkirk V Partick at Falkirk Stadium : Match Preview

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19 Apr 2013 16:01:25

Falkirk V Partick at Falkirk Stadium : Match Preview

Falkirk V Partick - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Jags target title party

Partick are again without skipper Paul Paton due to a knee injury as they look for the point away at Falkirk which will guarantee them the First Division title and SPL football next season.

The Jags are also without Hugh Murray (foot) and Aaron Muirhead, who sits out the third game of his four-match suspension, however Jordan McMillan has done a full week's training after illness and is included in the travelling party.

Player/manager Alan Archibald said: "It was disappointing not to get the win we needed at home on Tuesday to win the league but our draw with Raith was a good reminder that teams are not going to lie down and hand us a prize.

"We will go out now and look to do the business at Falkirk."

Striker Lewis Small is Falkirk's only absentee with a dislocated shoulder as they look to derail Partick's title party.

Recently-appointed manager Gary Holt will make changes to his starting line-up after Tuesday night's 3-1 home defeat by Dumbarton.

The Bairns' technical director Alex Smith said: "We had to rest some players for that game as they had two hours of football on the Saturday against Hibs in the Scottish Cup semi-final. They are now all ready to face Partick.

"It should be a cracking atmosphere at the game and our players will enjoy that. While Thistle deserve to be where they are, we will be looking to beat them as we want finish in third place."


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