285 appearances and 56 goals. Over three spells at Partick Thistle, Chris Erskine created unforgettable memories at Firhill that will live long in the memory of Jags fans.
From winning the Championship at Falkirk to a 25 yard screamer against Airdrie, Erskine has a catalogue of great memories in red and yellow. He has secured a move to Premiership side Livingston, after being frozen out of Thistle’s plans by Gary Caldwell.
Despite being one of their main attacking threats, Erskine was limited to nine Championship starts this season. This confused Partick fans, as he was on good form prior to Caldwell becoming manager at Firhill.
It just doesn’t add up. How can a reliable fans’ favourite not be good enough for the Championship relegation fight, but be up to the task of a top six Premiership push?
Nicknamed ‘Squiddy’, Erskine is a good player, and will no doubt be an asset to Livingston. Despite this, it’s sad to see the way things ended with the club he loved so much.
What will Erskine bring to Livingston?
Sometimes he’s inconsistent, but Thistle fans will all tell you one thing about Squiddy. He always played with his heart on his sleeve.
The midfielder just gets what it means to play for a club’s badge. He always gives 100% and cares about the club he plays for. This what Livi fans will be getting from Erskine. 100% passion and commitment for the cause, a man willing to run through a brick wall for the fans and his teammates.
On top of that, his technical ability isn’t bad either. With a great eye for goal and the ability to link play from midfield to attack, the Lions front line will benefit from the former Jags man. He can cut through a defence with ease, so players like Dolly Menga will profit from Erskine playing in a number 10 role.
For Partick fans, it’ll be hard to see the midfielder in a new team’s colours. There’s no doubt, however, they will be hoping Erskine thrives at the Tony Macaroni Arena.