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Partick Thistle vs Ross County LIVE score and team news from Premiership playoff final at Firhill

Kris Doolan believes all the momentum is on his side after scoring 15 goals en route to the play-off final.

Now Maryhill’s men are just 180 minutes away from returning to the Scottish Premiership after being out of the top flight for five years.

Ross County were relegated along with them in 2018, but returned a couple of years later. Now the two sides face off for the right to play among Scotland’s greats next season.

Malky Mackay feels that Partick Thistle is everyone’s favorite because of the streak they are on and the Staggies boss says he is very happy about it.

Doolan has been through an emotional time of late after the loss of his father while trying to manage a soccer club.

He got the job under surprising circumstances when Ian McCall was sacked the night they performed so well against Rangers in the Scottish Cup at Ibrox.

Many criticized the Firhill board for that decision, but could they be rewarded? Find out by following all the action right here on our LIVE blog.

Partick Thistle: Mitchell, McMillan, Holt, Brownlie, Turner, Tiffany, Graham, Lawless, Fitzpatrick, Muirhead, Docherty


Substitutes: Sneddon, Bannigan, Dowds, Smith, McKinnon, Mullen, Owens, MacKenzie, Stevenson.

Ross County: Laidlaw, Randall, Baldwin, Smith, Harmon, Owura, Loturi, Tillson, Dhanda, A.Samuel, White

Substitutes: Munro, Purrington, Cancola, Sims, Watson, Murray, Kenneh

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That’s four changes for County tonight as they look to go on the offensive after their 3-1 loss to Kilmarnock on the final day of the season.

Enter Dylan Smith, Owura Edwards, Victor Loturi and Jordan Tillson.

Keith Watson, Alex Iacovitti, David Cancola and Nohan Kenneh all miss, with Iacovitti all missing together, despite returning from injury to play Killie.

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There is no change for Partick from his 5-0 thrashing of Ayr in the second leg.

It’s just Kris Doolan; His team has been on fire since the end of the regular season and his goal will be to maintain that momentum against a beleaguered Staggies team.

Lee Hodson isn’t on the bench, but Cammy Smith and Stuart Bannigan return to the bench.

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The Ross County team will take on Partick Thistle!

Starting XI: Laidlaw, Randall, Baldwin, Smith, Harmon, Owura, Loturi, Tillson, Dhanda, A.Samuel, White

Substitutes: Munro, Purrington, Cancola, Sims, Watson, Murray, Kenneh

Partick Thistle’s team will take on Ross County!

Starting XI: Mitchell, McMillan, Holt, Brownlie, Turner, Tiffoney, Graham, Lawless, Fitzpatrick, Muirhead, Docherty

Substitutes: Sneddon, Bannigan, Dowds, Smith, McKinnon, Mullen, Owens, MacKenzie, Stevenson

Partick’s path to the final…

Partick only finished fourth in the Scottish Championship this season, beating Morton on goal difference on the final day as they played out their claim for a play-off place.

Finishing below Queen’s Park and Ayr, the Jags faced the former in high spirits and, despite a tense 4-3 win at Firhill, beat their inner-city rivals from Glaswegian 4-0 to set up a tempting semi-final clash against Ayr. .

A 3-0 win over Ayr in the first leg meant they had all but secured a place in the final, before a ludicrous 5-0 win on the West Coast proved they have attacking talent in abundance.

Kris Doolan’s side is a force to be reckoned with, and Ross County will be wary of that.

AYR, SCOTLAND – MAY 26: Scott Tiffoney of Partick Thistle scores to make it 3-0 during a cinch Premiership Play-Off Semi Final match between Ayr United and Partick Thistle at Somerset Park on May 26, 2023, in Ayr, Scotland. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

Emotional journey for Doolan

Kris Doolan, manager of Partick Thistle (Image: SNS Group)

It’s been a difficult time for Jags boss Kris Doolan, who is adamant his late father Lawrence will “shine on” as Thistle looks to win promotion.

The Firhill boss spoke about his father’s final days, which came during his play-off tie with Queen’s Park. READ MORE

He loved Thistle. My dad followed us for almost 11 years to all the games, my wife, my kids, we’ve been all over the country, we’ve been to every field. He wanted us to do well as much as I did, we’re both fans of the club, so I guarantee he’ll be watching.

Malky happy to be an underdog

Malky Mackay has been fired as Ross County manager(Image: SNS Group)

Ross County manager Malky Mackay reckons Thistle’s excellent play-off form has made everyone wish they would take their place in the top flight next season. And, when speaking to Sky Sports, he said that he is happy with that.

All I hear is that Partick is in a great place and that they are all in Glasgow’s favorite team outside the Old Firm. I would debate that, maybe it’s Queen’s Park.

They are in shape, they have made it through the play-offs and they are flying. If they want to take the position of favorites for the game, that’s fine. Ross County is used to being underdog. If we’re the underdog, that’s okay.

We put Partick Thistle through the same process we do all the other teams. We look at the strengths and weaknesses, the same preparation we would do for any other team. We will take them as seriously as we would the rest.

Good night

Hello and welcome back before a big night of playoff action.

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