LYLE TAYLOR has saluted Partick Thistle's battling spirit after helping the Jags to their second consecutive home win on Saturday.

It could prove to be a huge three points in the' bid to beat the drop this season, with relegation rivals Kilmarnock and St Mirren taking nothing from their fixtures with Celtic and Dundee United respectively over the weekend.

Ross County beat St Johnstone to remain level on points with ninth-placed Thistle in the Premiership standings, but Taylor insists the Firhill side are only focusing on themselves in the heat of battle.

"I'm very pleased after that result," he told

"That's two home games and two wins. It gives us something to keep building on and we've also scored a few goals again.

"It seems so far this season that whenever we have picked up points everyone else has picked up results, so it's nice that Kilmarnock and St Mirren dropped points.

"It's more about us though and us performing and grinding out results.

"The boys have given it absolutely everything on Saturday and that's what we need to do between now and the end of the season."

Meanwhile, Thistle's Under-20s yesterday claimed their first league win since January with a 1-0 win over Ross County at the Excelsior Stadium.

First-team keeper Scott Fox made a rare appearance for Scott McKenzie's side as striker Chris Duggan netted the only goal of the game for the Jags, who had Jordan Leyden sent off in the first half.