Championship side Partick Thistle face two huge games this week. They play Hearts at Tynecastle on Tuesday night in the Scottish Cup, followed by a trip to Falkirk on Saturday.
Few will admit it, but the league game is more important than the cup tie, even with a semi-final place on the line.
Being honest, Thistle will be rank outsiders to pull off a shock win at Tynecastle. They were fortunate to get a 1-1 draw in the first game, a game which Hearts dominated.
Perhaps the best they can hope for is a creditable defeat.
The game against Falkirk is far more important. It could have huge ramifications in the battle to avoid relegation from the Championship.
The Jags are one point behind Falkirk in the battle for eighth place and avoiding the promotion/relegation play-offs.
A win for Gary Caldwell’s side on Saturday would move them above Falkirk and clear of the relegation places at last.
Obviously getting to the Scottish Cup semi-final to play Inverness would be a huge achievement for Partick. But avoiding relegation to the First Division is far more important.
The two games Partick are playing this week are their biggest for a long time. The most important is the Falkirk game. But with a Scottish Cup semi-final on the line, few will admit that at this moment in time.