Partick V Ross County at Firhill Stadium : Match Preview

12 August 2014 06:01
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Seaborne primed for Partick debut

Danny Seaborne is expected to go straight into the squad for Partick's first Scottish Premiership game of the season against Ross County.

The former Coventry and Southampton defender joined the Jags on a two-year deal on Monday and could make his debut at Firhill on Wednesday.

Most of Alan Archibald's squad are fit ahead of the visit of the Highlanders but the match comes too soon for Sean Welsh as he battles to recover from a persistent groin injury.

Archibald says he is prepared to play the waiting game in order to land more quality new signings.

He said: "We definitely need another couple in. We are short in a few areas and it's something we are working on all the time.

"We probably need one more for the striker area and at full-back. We are in talks with a number of players.

"You bide your time, you have a list of targets. As a manager, you want to get your business done as early as you can as it gives you the whole summer to work with them.

"But you also want to wait for that wee bit of quality.

"You know, come the start of the Championship down the road, the English teams have assessed their squads and there are maybe players available."

County defender Steven Saunders is out after picking up a knock.

But midfielder Richard Brittain believes his team have never had more attacking threat.

"It's something we have been working on in pre-season, patterns of play and combinations in midfield, as well as defensive aspects," the former St Mirren and Livingston player said.

"Last year one of the aspects we struggled with was scoring goals and we have been working hard to put that right, and I think the attacking threat we have got at this club now is as strong as it's ever been.

"Every one of our strikers scored in pre-season and pretty much every midfielder did too.

"That's pleasing in itself but we have to take that into the league games coming up.

"That's the hardest thing to do in football, score goals, but I'm confident with the threat we have got, that we can do that."

Source: PA