The Lions will be going to Partick with a near full squad to pick from, and despite the above players getting sacked, they should start the match with the same squad that defeated Spartans on Sunday.
A growing injury list is hampering Partick’s preparation for the game on Wednesday. Jamie Mitchell will miss the game and also Derek Fleming, who has suffered a recurrence of his Achilles problem will be out for 2 to 3 weeks. Kenny Milne is struggling for the match, but the Partick backroom staff are confident that he will pull through a fitness test in the morning.
Meanwhile, Gerry Britton knows that his players should keep their minds on the job in hand, and not to worry about Livingston’s problems. He knows that with all Livingston's well-publicised problems, they are certain to be a threat come kick off time:
"I think the guys that are left there will want to show why they have been kept and they will be well fired up for it but we must concentrate on our own performance on the back of a good win on Saturday and we are just hoping that they can take this into Wednesday's game.
Our current record against them is woeful but they have had two good sessions in the build up to this game and they are really looking forward to this game. Yes it is a blow to lose out a couple of key players but we have a couple of lads who are desperate to come in and take their opportunity so we won't have any problems on that score. We wouldn't have liked to have changed things but it is not always possible and that is the case here but we have to get the sleeves rolled up and get on with the job."
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 08 Nov||Livingston||2 - 0||Partick Th.||SPL|
|2003/2004||Sat 09 Aug||Partick Th.||1 - 1||Livingston||SPL|
|2002/2003||Sat 03 May||Livingston||3 - 1||Partick Th.||SPL|
|2002/2003||Tue 28 Jan||Partick Th.||1 - 3||Livingston||SPL|
|2002/2003||Sat 09 Nov||Livingston||3 - 0||Partick Th.||SPL|
|2002/2003||Sat 17 Aug||Partick Th.||2 - 2||Livingston||SPL|
|1998/1999||Sat 20 Mar||Partick Th.||1 - 1||Livingston||SCD2|
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www.livifanzine.com prediction ...
Livingston are not doing too bad on their travels this season, and I think they should continue by carving out a 1 or 2 nil victory against Partick Thistle
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