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Partick Thistle vs. Ayr United

Ladbrokes Championship
Saturday 27th April 2019. Kick-off 3pm

On Saturday, Ayr United can take a step closer to securing their highest league finish for 16 years when they travel to Glasgow to face Partick Thistle. Ian McCall’s men didn’t have long to wait to avenge defeat at the hands of the manager’s former side and will be going all out to secure all three points at Firhill in the battle for third place in the Championship.

Opponents:Partick Thistle manager Gary Caldwell has been maintaining that the league table doesn’t matter but Jags fans will no doubt be aware that their win at Somerset Park on Tuesday night lifted them up to 6th place, five points ahead of bottom side Falkirk with two games to go. Thistle can guarantee they avoid 10th place – and all but ensure their Championship safety – with a win on Saturday, potentially avoiding a nervy 90 minutes versus fellow strugglers Queen of the South on the final day of the season. 

Form:

Ayr United – LWLLL

Partick Thistle – WDDWW


Team News: Craig Moore, Lawrence Shankland, Nicky Cadden, Steven Bell and Jamie Adams are out with injuries. Ross Docherty is suspended.

Ian says: Tuesday night was very disappointing in terms of the performance and we will certainly be looking for better tomorrow. We have quite a few players out and of course a big focus is getting them fit for a week on Tuesday however we have two games left and two wins should ensure we finish third and would be a very positive way to head into the playoffs.”

Head to head (at Firhill):
Ayr United wins – 18

Draws – 14

Partick Thistle wins – 37

On this day: United have a healthy 63.2% win rate on April 27th but did lose 5-1 away to Thistle on this date in 1951. 

Match Officials:
Referee – Nick Walsh
Assistant Referee 1 – Graham Stewart
Assistant Referee 2 – Colin Drummond

Admission:

Adults – £20

Concessions – £15

Under 16s – £5