Survival is the priority this season says Partick boss Alan Archibald

first_imgAlan Archibald says that top-flight survival is the target for Partick Thistle, with the return of the Premiership in less than a week.The Jags ended last campaign in ninth place, with a comfortable 18 point cushion over bottom placed Dundee United, and have strengthened with five new recruits in the summer window.Lofty ambitions will be put to one side, however, as the manager insists that first and foremost the aim is survival.“Our aim first and foremost is that we stay in the league, that is our aim every year,” Archibald said. “We will try and stay in the league and build on it.”Thistle recorded a 2-0 home win over local rivals Queen’s Park on their way to qualifying for the last 16 of the Betfred Cup on Saturday. Four wins from four matches ensured the Maryhill side topped group E, and Archibald believes that the competition has provided the perfect preparation for his squad.“It has been good,” he added. “We are getting good crowds at every game which has been an added bonus.“There is an appetite for it. I think it is definitely better from a player’s point of view to play in.”last_img

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