Archie's a class act now, says Lee

LEE MAIR is confident boss Alan Archibald is the right man to guide Partick Thistle to Premiership safety.

Loading Comments
Share
Print
Jags boss Alan Archibald has been praised by former team-mate Lee Mair
Jags boss Alan Archibald has been praised by former team-mate Lee Mair

The defender made his Jags bow in the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock on Saturday just hours after agreeing a short-term deal from St Mirren and linking up with his former team-mate.

Thistle face St Johnstone tonight aiming to move out of the relegation play-off zone and Mair insists Archibald has the quality to lead his troops in battle.

He said: "We were team-mates at Dundee United and I did the coaching A Licence with him in the summer as well, so we've been speaking.

"There were sniffs about me coming here in the summer but nothing materialised so I decided to stick at St Mirren and give it a try.

"I got back in the team, played well, and still didn't keep my place in the team. That made me realise it was time to go.

"When the chance came up again to come here I thought 'definitely, I'm off'.

"I never turned it down this time and I'm now just looking forward to the remaining games of the season.

"You knew Archie was a leader on the park and off it as well. He was a good guy and everyone liked him.

"He's a likeable guy - after the game on Saturday was actually the first time I had seen him angry.

"He's a nice guy but he was obviously upset that we had lost two points. You can see he's become a different character as a manager, you've got to.

"I've obviously only been here a short time but you can see that he's changed.

"He used to be a bit of a joker in the dressing room and now he has to take himself away from that, be a serious man. It seems like he's adapting to it well."

Sport

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

148982

Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email news@eveningtimes.co.uk
                Games news:                
                               

Putting the world to rights

                               

Gail's Gab

                               

Embrace the sun but be careful

               
Free swim at a Glasgow Club pool for every reader - Click here

Entertainment

Lifestyle

Wedding
Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

                Janice Bell                
                               

Janice Bell

                               

You Couldn't Make This Up

                               

I gave up the ghost when it came to changing my kids.

               
Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.