JIM DUFFY thinks Partick Thistle could be the ones to watch in the race for the Irn-Bru First Division title this term.
However, the Clyde boss hopes his side can catch the Jags cold when they kick off their campaign in the Ramsdens Cup tomorrow.
Jackie McNamara's side make the trip to Alloa to face the Bully Wee as the new season finally gets underway.
Duffy cannot wait to get started as he and assistant Chic Charnley target an opening-day shock against their former club.
The manager said: "It is going to take a while for us to find our feet, but the first game of the season can often be unpredictable.
"I watched Thistle last Sunday and was very impressed.
"I think they will be one of the main challengers for the First Division this season.
"They are a full-time team so it is a tough test for us at the start of the season, but that is what you want. The worst thing we will get out of it is a really competitive game.
"We are going to have to work hard and be switched on. It will be a good education for us.
"You could have another three weeks of training and not get that experience. That one game can make a big difference to your preparations for the league."