KRIS DOOLAN insists Thistle can make a charge up the Premiership table after finally ending their winless run in dramatic fashion.

They pinched all three points from Dundee with virtually the last kick of the ball.

Now Doolan feels they can really kick on by beating Hamilton tomorrow night and St Johnstone next weekend to climb off the bottom and potentially reach eighth place.

The Firhill talisman said: “We’d been in this situation before when all of a sudden the tide turns and you start to put a run together and three wins gets you right back up the table.

“That’s the way this league has been for a number of years but obviously, we could have made it easier for ourselves by getting a better start.

“There is a feeling of great relief to win and get that monkey off your back.

“You need to deal with the pressure and turn that into positive energy. I wouldn’t say we played great on Saturday but it was one of those games we had to scrape though.”

The pressure was mounting on boss Alan Archibald as the Jags had lost six times and collected just three points before Saturday.

But Doolan says they are all in this together and it will be a group effort that will aid the revival.

He said: “I would say we’re all under pressure. We put ourselves under pressure and the manager puts us, and himself, under pressure to deliver.

“That’s the nature of the jobs we are in. It’s a results business and nobody here is naïve enough to think you’re untouchable. So we should enjoy the feeling of winning.”

Doolan didn’t start on Saturday and it looked as though it was going to be another dire day when AJ Leitch-Smith gave Dundee an eighth-minute lead and Neil McCann’s side threatened to blow Thistle away.

Leitch-Smith missed a 21st penalty after he was taken down by Tomas Cerny while Sofien Moussa missed a hatful of chances.

But, with Doolan, Blair Spittal and Miles Storey all deployed, Thistle fund a way back into the game when Ryan Edwards scored in 71 minutes after Doolan’s shot had been blocked.

Then in the second minute of stoppage time, Doolan teed up Storey for a remarkable winner.

He added: “There was no better way to end our barren run. The boys were bouncing about in the dressing-room at full-time and rightly so.

“We’ve had a torrid time of it. So the fans and management should also enjoy this win because they’ve all worked hard for it.

“I knew Miles was there. When you play with a front two and one peels out wide, then the other guy has to be in the box. It’s usually me in the box and I said to Miles ‘don’t expect me to run the channels too many times, that’s your job’.

“For the first one Scott Bain made a good save. He cut my angle off pretty well, but luckily, we had bodies in the box to take advantage and Ryan Edwards scored.

“It’s something that we speak about and that is we can’t just have one person in the box, we have to be brave and get bodies in the box to score goals.

“Hopefully I’ve given the manager something to think about for team selection for the Hamilton game.”

Dundee striker Leitch-Smith admitted: "I don't know why we didn't win the game never mind take anything from it.

"I don't think I have ever been in a game where we were so dominant and lost.”