Partick Thistle debutant Baily Cargill has insisted he had no qualms about being thrown straight into the fray against Celtic on Wednesday night.

Alan Archibald revealed that the player got a quick session at Toryglen the day before the game and a brief introduction to his team-mates before pulling on his boots for the game against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

Speaking to after the 2-1 defeat, Cargill admitted: “I didn’t really have much time to settle in with the lads. I travelled up Sunday, trained Monday morning and then played tonight so it’s been a quick couple of days. I was thrown in a bit cold but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I have to take the chance and make the most of the opportunity and hopefully I done that.

“It was great to get my debut, It was a tough test against a very good team but I enjoyed being out there.

“First half I thought we done really well and limited them a little and created a few chances ourselves. We got the goal and went in at half time in good shape but in the second half their class came through in the end so we are disappointed.”

Despite the frustration at seeing their lead wiped out by second-half goals from Scott Sinclair and Leigh Griffiths, Cargill has echoed Archibald by maintaining that it is down to Thistle to replicate their form in the opening 45 minutes of the game throughout the remainder of their campaign.

“There were a lot of positives to take from the game with our performance and we can take them going forward,” he said. “We had some good performances, James Penrice got man of the match beside me and he was excellent. We’ve got a lot of positives to take into the game on Saturday now. It’ll be another tough game and we now have to put tonight out of our minds and look forward to that.”

Meanwhile, Thistle striker Miles Storey has lauded referee John Beaton for the award of a first-half penalty despite the fact he stayed on his feet.

The whistler asked the Jags striker for his take on events after he had been tugged back by Hoops defender Mikael Lustig.

“He pulled me back just as I was gearing up to shoot,” said the forward. “Just because I haven’t gone down doesn’t mean it wasn’t a foul. If it’s anywhere else on the pitch, you get a foul, so I was pleased that we got it.

“The referee asked me if I got pulled back and I told him definitely, so he thanked me for being honest and I found that quite refreshing to be honest.”

And Storey believes that the addition of Cargill will enhance Thistle as they look to push away from the danger zone at the bottom of the table.

“I thought Baily did well after being thrown in at the deep end,” he said after the game.

“We played a formation that the gaffer likes to use, and I was playing a different role than what I am used to on the left-hand side with [James] Penners, and I think he did brilliant as well, getting man of the match.

“There’s strength in the squad everywhere you look, so that can only be positive for what we’re trying to achieve. Competition for places is healthy.

“[Against Celtic] we were winning the ball in good areas, and at times, they were a little bit sloppy compared to what they normally are. We were winning it in the final third of the pitch and they were getting quite stretched.

“We were getting joy down both sides of the pitch, so they had to do something, because if it carried on then I think that we would have had even more joy.”