Thistle’s trip to Hamilton is of great significance to season, says Amoo
A TRIP to New Douglas Park to face Hamilton might not possess the glamour of a visit from Celtic, but there is little doubt which game carries greater significance for Partick Thistle.
A defeat in Lanarkshire today would see Hamilton leapfrog the Firhill side, but with 11th-placed Kilmarnock hosting Celtic, a win could potentially leave them eight points clear of the relegation play-off spot.
It would also propel Alan Archibald’s men towards the top-six with three games remaining before the split, but according to winger David Amoo, their concentration is on the challenge at hand this afternoon.
“I’d probably say this is the most important game out of the last few we’ve had,” he said.
“Fingers crossed we can get a good result.
“When you play Aberdeen, Hearts or Celtic they are tough games but you’re probably not expected to win.
“We might not be expected to win the next three, but we’ve definitely got to put ourselves in a good position.”
Amoo has been pleasantly surprised by the quality of Scottish football since his arrival from Carlisle United in the summer, and in his opinion, the split adds another element of excitement.
“It’s a very competitive league from the top down,” he said.
“Every team has got something to play for, and the race for the top six is extremely tight.
“I knew about the split vaguely before I came here. I’d say it’s definitely different, I guess there aren’t many leagues like that, and I reckon it works.
“It makes it more exciting, because Aberdeen can still play Celtic and take points from them to win the league.
“It’s possible for us to get into that top six, but that’s a mountain to climb and a lot of games to win.”
If Amoo can keep up his form of late then he hopes to be rewarded with an extended stay in Maryhill.
He said: “My contract is up in the summer, so we’ll see how it goes, I’m playing to impress.
“I’m enjoying it, the players and staff have been great with me so hopefully I can work hard and do enough.
“It maybe took me a little bit longer than most to get my feet wet, but in the last few months I’ve really settled in I think.”
PRIORITY: Amoo says that the match at Hamilton today is more important than last week’s visit by Celtic