Division One

December 15, 2012

Full-time

Partick Thistle

3 - 2

Raith Rovers

Division One

15:00 +00:00, December 15, 2012

Firhill Stadium, Scotland

Referee: K Clancy

O'Donnell gives Thistle boost

Team Stat Comparison

Partick Thistle Raith Rovers
Matches Played 36 36
Table Position 1 6
Points 78 46
Goal Difference 48 -3
Goals for * 2.8 1.2
Goals against * 0.7 1.5
Last 5 D-D-W-D-W W-D-L-D-L
Last 5 home D-D-W-W-W D-L-W-D-L
Last 5 away D-W-W-W-W W-L-D-W-W
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Partick Thistle | Raith Rovers

Competition Stats

Partick Thistle Raith Rovers
Goals Steven Lawless 13 Brian Graham 13
Assists Steven Lawless 0 Brian Graham 0
Yellows Stuart Bannigan 7 Jason Thomson 9
Reds Hugh Murray 2 Dougie Hall 1
Squads: Partick Thistle | Raith Rovers

Partick full-back Stephen O'Donnell returned to training on Friday after a knock and he is expected to start against visitors Raith.

The Jags, who welcome back Paul Paton from suspension and miss Sean Welsh through an ankle injury, are going for league win number eight in a row at home.

Manager Jackie McNamara said: "We have been terrific at home and it would be great to keep that going.

"It will not be easy as Raith showed against Morton last weekend that they can create chances and score goals so we need to be on our guard.

"We got an injury-time goal at their place to draw and whilst it was deserved, I am sure they will still be upset by it.''

Raith have mixed news on the injury front.

Winger Grant Anderson is over the knock he took last week against Morton and will play, but Simon Mensing remains out.

It had been hoped that Mensing's hamstring injury would have cleared up in time for the Firhill meeting, yet he has been ruled out.

Kirkcaldy manager Grant Murray, who will need to choose between fit-again David McGurn and Ross Laidlaw for goalkeeping duty, said: "Thistle are a strong side - especially at home - as we learnt to our cost in the Ramsdens Cup earlier in the season.

"We learnt from that and came within seconds of beating them at our place so we are looking forward to this game."