Not You Again
Meeting four times in s Premiership season is bad enough without getting drawn together in the Scottish cup
After suffering a 4-0 reverse in the league on Monday, Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald was hoping to avoid Aberdeen for a while. However, the pair have been drawn together again in the Scottish Cup. The draw was made on Tuesday when the scars of the league loss were still very raw. The Jags have not had much success against the Dons this season having lost 3-0 at home earlier in the season. Archibald said a cup meeting with their two-times conquerors was not the draw he was hoping for.He said: "Certainly not, considering the fact our two heaviest defeats were to Aberdeen. Not only that, in the Scottish Cup, you like something a bit different. When we were in the First Division, we wanted a Premier League team or someone from outside our own league. We didn't get that this time. But it's a home tie so that should be a bonus."Archibald is hoping for a positive response to the defeat when Partick welcome St Mirren this weekend. He said: "We were back in the day after and we had a chat about it then. We've got it out of our systems and we move on now to Saturday's game. It's a massive game for us. We had a good performance at their place earlier in the season and another performance like that would hopefully see us take the three points. We know it will be a very hard match. It will be a different St Mirren team from that game. They are a lot more confident and you could see that last week against Ross County."
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