Partick Thistle goalkeeper Ryan Scully has an alternative career as a model all mapped out if things don’t work out for him in football, after being named as the ‘Daily Drool’ by a Spanish blog.

Scully’s girlfriend Jade drew Scully's attention to his new and rather bizarre claim to fame last week, although she may wish she hadn’t bothered as he hasn’t let her forget it since.

“My Mrs pointed that out to me and I haven’t let her hear the end of it, it’s been brilliant,” said Scully.

“She texted me last week saying she had seen that coming up on Twitter, but I don’t blame them, I don’t blame them at all!

“She was gutted so she was. I thought she was carrying on at first, but seemingly not. I’ve got a calendar coming out actually!

"The boys don’t know about it, I’ve been trying to keep it quiet, so thanks for that.

“It’s clearly a career high and I was tempted to retire after it, just chuck the football and take up a modelling career, but I’ll stick it out for a wee while yet.”

Thistle manager Alan Archibald will be glad that he is sticking to the day job, with regular number one Tomas Cerny still missing for tonight’s clash against Rangers after Scully took to the sticks in Friday night’s draw.

Scully relished the experience, and he is hoping to be just as underworked as he was in Friday night’s game, as his teammates in front of him put up a valiant defence of his goal.

“It was brilliant,” he said. “It was obviously a massive game.

“I managed to get some game-time against Ross County with Tomas pulling out, so it was a perfect game to come into and it was a huge game for the boys.

“These are the games you want to play in. There was a big crowd and it was a good result in the end.

“I was expecting a bit of an onslaught towards the end but we dealt with their attacks really well.

“A few balls got put into our box, but the defence dealt with them brilliantly and limited them to very few shots.

“It was just disappointing to lose the goal in the end, but in hindsight, having been down to 10 men for so long it was great to hold on for a good point.

“When we had 11 men and scored the second goal, we were the team who looked as though we could go on to score more.

“So, we’ll take confidence from that. We still know that Rangers are a quality side so we can’t take anything for granted.

“We just have to put in a similar sort of performance and be a bit better in the final third.”