Boss Alan Archibald and his players are fully aware of the impact the next three Ladbrokes Premiership fixtures could have on Partick Thistle's season.

The 10th place Jags are at home to Dundee on Saturday with the Taysiders one point ahead and after that the Maryhill men face away games at bottom two clubs Hamilton and Ross County.

Accies are one point behind Thistle but have two games in hand while County are four adrift of the Jags but have just won for first time in 14 games with a 4-1 victory at Dens Park.

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"They are huge," said Archibald. "I will be saying the same as the rest of the managers that we are going to play, they are real winnable games against teams around you and they are a massive three points.

"It feels like six sometimes when you get the three.

"So it is a real important period coming up.

"The players are aware of it. The good thing is a lot of the guys in that dressing room have been over the course before in the last three or four seasons.

"We know how important these games are and the difference they are going to make to this season so they know what to expect.

"We can draw on that experience.

"The first one is Dundee and we are at home which is a big thing as well.

"Our home form has been okay and if we can get that victory you can hopefully build on that away from home in the tough games coming up."

Thistle beat Dundee 2-1 at home in October but suffered a 3-0 defeat to Neil McCann's side when the teams next met at Dens Park in December.

"We were really poor," said Archibald. "Dundee are a good side, they were good again against Kilmarnock the other night for about 60/70 minutes and will be disappointed not to get that victory (lost 3-2).

"I know they will be hurting and will come to our place confident of getting the three points.

"Neil has a good side, he has added more experience in the window but we were poor that day and they deserved their victory."