JACKIE McNAMARA admits Partick Thistle must be more clinical in front of goal after seeing his side narrowly beat Clyde on Saturday.
A second-half strike from substitute Kris Doolan gave the Jags a 1-0 Ramsdens Cup win at Recreation Park.
Next up for Thistle is a League Cup clash with Forfar this weekend and the Firhill boss is targeting a better showing in front of goal.
McNamara said: "I don't think we were in any doubt. We had a couple of scares with set pieces. They pushed men on because it was still there for them.
"If we got the second goal we could have gone on and got a third and a fourth. It's important that we go out and kill teams off.
"We were guilty of not doing that last year. I will put it down to the surface on Saturday and hopefully we are more clinical next week at Forfar."
Doolan's late inter-vention was a timely one for Thistle, with the striking trio of Chris Erskine, Christie Elliot and Steven Lawless unable to make the breakthrough.
Thistle were in impressive forward form during their pre-season preparations and McNamara admits he is delighted with his attack-ing arsenal as the new Irn-Bru First Division campaign draws closer.
He said: "I had a big decision to make before the game. Christie had done well in pre-season and he provides a different kind of threat.
"Kris too poses a very different kind of threat to teams. He's great at holding the ball up and bringing others into the game, which we perhaps didn't get a lot of in the first half.
"I like having players that can offer slightly different things and I'm happy with the overall strength of the squad."