The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
“Before the Hibs game I’d certainly have taken seven points out of nine.
“It was disappointing not to see the game out. To lose points in the 90th minute is never easy to take.
“Having said that, over the piece, Partick probably deserved something out of the game.
“They got their reward for keeping going until the end.
“It’s been a long season and we’ve played three games in a week so the boys were probably a bit tired.
“We didn’t pass the ball well, which made it difficult for ourselves. It wasn’t like us.
“Having said that, we nearly saw the game out.”
Alan Archibald, meanwhile, hopes his team’s gutsy performance will give them a timely fillip for the battle to avoid the relegation play-off spot.
He said: “To score a goal so late on it felt like a victory.
“This could make a massive difference to the lads, and hopefully it will bode well for our run-in.”
Former Dunfermline defender Jordan McMillan believes we are already seeing the benefit of the introduction of play-offs between the top two divisions — even though they haven’t started.
The Partick man said: “I’ve never experienced a relegation fight before but it’s something I’m enjoying, to be honest.
“If I was a neutral, I’d really be looking forward to the play-offs.
“I’m looking forward to games, looking at other results at the end of games. That’s exciting.
“Definitely for the punters and fans, this whole prospect of play-offs is exciting.
“Obviously it’s not going to be nice for the team in it, facing two games to maybe go down.
“But it’s a good spectacle for the league. I’ve enjoyed it. I just hope we’re not involved in those two games!”