FOOTBALLERS will always tell you after a defeat that they want to get out on the pitch as soon as possible to get it out of their system, so after losing late on to relegation rivals in the past two weeks, you can only imagine the frustration felt by the Partick Thistle squad when today’s crucial encounter at Ross County was postponed yesterday.

For their midfielder Ryan Edwards, the game represented a chance not only to exorcise the demons of those costly lapses against Dundee and Hamilton, but to claim three crucial points in their battle against the drop.

What it has allowed though, is a period of reflection, and as the Australian casts his mind back over the season he can only come to one conclusion; it has simply not been good enough.

“It is very frustrating,” said Edwards. “We have had a bad run of results and you want a game to come around as quickly as possible. It was going to be a massive game for both teams and depending on the result, it could have given us a huge boost.

“This would be up there with one of the most, if not the most important game of my Thistle career. The top six game last year was massive, but we were flying at the time. This time we were wanting to bounce back.

“On paper our team is very strong and we have enough in the team to compete for a top six position, but the results haven’t been good enough.”

The conundrum for Thistle is how they can get back to wringing more out of what is undoubtedly a talented group of players.

“We have to start demanding more of each other to get some results because that is the most important thing,” Edwards said. “We have 10 games to go to get out the position we are in. We now have 10 cup finals left in the league, that’s the way we have to look at it.

Aberdeen at home is our next one and that’s all we are focusing on now, and we want to get a good result.”