ARCHIBALD AWARE OF SHAKY POSITION
PARTICK Thistle manager Alan Archibald fully appreciates he i s i n a precarious position despite his board’s previous show of faith.
Thistle have taken just three points from their opening eight Premiership games and are only ahead of Kilmarnock, their next opponents, on goals scored.
They had a similar start last year, winning just once in their opening nine matches, and went on to finish in the top six.
But both Kilmarnock and Ross County have dispensed with their managers in recent weeks and Archibald knows he is not safe forever.
“It’s always precarious, that’s the role we are in,” he said. “It’s down to results. Thankfully the board backed me last year and, hopefully, they will do that again.
“But we are not silly, we know they won’t do that forever. We have to get results and we go into a run of games where it’s crucial now. We play the teams round about us, three or f our massive games.”
Lee McCulloch left his Rugby Park post after the last round of fixtures after only taking charge on a long-term basis i n t he summer.
“I was really surprised,” Archibald said. “The board had backed Lee to make changes, at the club as a whole and not just on the pitch. I think you’ve got to give him time to do that. They haven’t. I feel for Lee.”