Alan Fraser from The Jagcast was ever so kind to talk to us at the last minute and answer some hastily put together questions!
This is the first of three very important matches for Partick Thistle. After us you square up away to both Hamilton and Ross County. Could these three games define your season?
It's squeaky bottom relegation dogfight time with the present bottom five clubs semi-detached from Motherwell and Kilmarnock at the moment. Of course these are three big games for Thistle and our respective opponents. Hard to not deal in cliches, six pointers etc.
Correct me if I’m wrong but I think Thistle only brought in player in the January window (Defender Baily Cargill). Were you disappointed that Archibald wasn’t involved in more wheeling and dealing?
I really don't think we really needed to strengthen in any other area if the players coming back from injury are fit and ready. Losing Jordan Turnbull was a blow and with Milan Nitriansky being released and James Penrice being recalled from his loan spell at Livingston I think Archie did what was required. The squad now looks much stronger than earlier in the season.
Thistle have a habit of kicking on in the second half of the season. Are you confident that your club can do it again?
Confident? More hopeful than confident I suppose. We have been playing much better recently than earlier in the season. With Kris Doolan still scoring goals and the recent form of Conor Sammon we pose more of a goal threat at present. Time to push on, yes.
Our last match seen Dundee run out 3-0 winners with Danny Devine having a fairly forgettable match. Was this result and performance a bit of a shock to you?
I was a bit shocked at the scoreline that's for sure. I can't comment on the team performance as I didn't make that match. And if Danny Devine had a forgettable match then I'm prepared to forget about it too.
Both teams need a win here massively. I’d be happy with a point at Firhill if Hamilton and County failed to pick up any but how do you think Saturdays match will end?
Saturday's match will end with Thistle running out 4-1 winners.
The Dark Blues travel to Firhill tomorrow in what seems like a important bottom of the table clash. Thistles last win was an impressive 3-1 win over St Johnstone away from home, they have drawn against Motherwell and lost 2-0 to Rangers in their last league game.
Thistle gave the champions a scare last week in the cup when they lost 3 - 2.
The Dark Blues lost 3 - 2 during the week to Kilmarnock, just when it looked like the visitors could snatch three points, the home side came back after being 10 men down to win the game. This was a game which Neil McCann lambasted the players performance "criminal" and "unprofessional".
A win at the weekend would put more space between us and the bottom three side, County, Hamilton and Partick and would move us away from that 'Danger' area. However, a loss could propel us further down the league.
County have a tough tie against the in form team of the moment Hearts, Hamilton are at home against Rangers and St Johnstone are away to Celtic. Motherwell and Kilmarnock face each other in the top half of the table. With all these ties, most of the lower sides are facing the top half teams, and with any luck results could go our way at the weekend.