After a remarkable turn of form in recent weeks, one of Ian McCall’s Partick Thistle objectives in January must be securing the services of Brentford midfielder Reece Cole again.
The Bees playmaker signed a six-month loan deal with the Jags in the summer. In recent weeks, he has turned into the talisman McCall is looking to for goals.
It’d be a big blow to lose him now, and if talks aren’t already underway, they should be.
Turning on the style at Partick Thistle
At first Cole struggled with fitness issues at Firhill. It reduced him to cameo appearances from the bench and sporadic starts here and there.
Since regaining full fitness though it’s clear to see the talent Cole has. His awareness is excellent and the technical quality he possesses on the ball can rival anyone in the second tier.
Most importantly though he’s on the goal trail. Cole has three in his last four now as his performances have taken a big upturn in recent weeks. He scored a big winner at the weekend as Thistle beat Queen of the South 2-1.
It lifted McCall’s side into ninth, one point from safety. Whilst not always on the winning side, Cole has been at the centre of plenty of good Thistle moves and goals over the last four or five games.
McCall could lose him at the end of this month though and he’ll be desperate for that not to be the case after recent performances. You’d like to think Cole is enjoying his football too and that he’d perhaps be interested in more regular football in Maryhill.