Partick Thistle boss Gary Caldwell believes his side can overcome poor recent results in time for their Scottish Cup quarter-final against Hearts.
Despite Thistle crashing to the bottom of the Championship table, Caldwell believes the Jags are capable of giving Hearts a game on Monday night.
“It can’t affect us and that’s been the focus ever since Tuesday night” he told the Evening Times.
“It’ll be a huge challenge but one which I believe we can look forward to because we can cause them some problems.”
Caldwell will be well aware that his side will be rank outsiders against a team which ran Celtic close in midweek.
Indeed, it will probably take the best performance of his time as Thistle manager to get the win that would take the Jags through to the semi-final.
It is the Scottish Cup though, and anything can happen. Shocks have happened for years in cup competitions.
The game could well be determined by the first goal, it’s fair to say it is likely to be over if Hearts open the scoring. But if Thistle take the lead, you never know what the outcome could be.
This is a big chance for Thistle, and it is the job of Caldwell and his players to try to take it.