Ian Cathro knows how tough a game tomorrow’s encounter at Partick Thistle will be, but he’s looking for his players to bag three points in order to start winning back the trust of the support.
The Jambos head to Firhill on the back of Wednesday’s disappointing Scottish Cup exit, and the head coach knows the team have a lot of making up to do, starting with a win at Thistle.
Speaking to the media today, Ian said: “Partick Thistle, I said before the first game as I knew a little bit about them at that point, they are a good team, one of the more interesting teams.
“There’s a bit of flexibility about how they play. They have players with different qualities and can change things, even during the game. It’s a difficult opponent with good qualities, good mobility, well organised.
“We’re fully aware it’s a difficult game to manage and control. But we are at a point where our focus has to be entirely on what we do.
“We’ve stated clearly that we know we didn’t do the things that we needed to do in midweek. It was an entirely unacceptable performance and one of the worst days that even I expect to go through.
“What we need to do is deal properly with what’s ahead of us and very, very quickly give people reasons to trust us again.
“Trust the performances that we give for the club, trust all of us in every single action in the game, and start immediately giving everyone reasons to trust us and be looking forward to what we do, from hereon in.
“Later down the line we can talk about excitement and all the things we want to achieve but we’ve lost the right now because of what happened on Wednesday.
“I understand that, we understand that, and we won’t talk in those terms just now. We’ll talk about winning back the trust of everybody who loves the club.”