Partick Thistle’s decision to sign Scott McDonald already looks to be paying off.
The former Celtic striker was working as a BBC pundit, but came out of retirement to help former team-mate Gary Caldwell.
And McDonald made an instant impact on his debut, scoring the second goal in Thistle’s vital 2-0 win over Alloa.
The win took the Jags clear of Alloa and Falkirk at the bottom of the Championship table. McDonald’s experience will be vital for a team that has found it tough to score goals this season.
He will be more than useful for the upcoming Scottish Cup quarter-final clash against Hearts at Firhill. If the Jags are to have any chance of pulling off an upset, McDonald has to start the game.
It will be interesting to see if Caldwell can persuade McDonald to stay at Firhill next season. He has only committed himself to Thistle until the end of the season.
However, should he go on to score a number of goals he might feel that he still has another year left in his career.
That is for the future though, for now Thistle fans will be delighted that they seem to have a proven goalscorer in their team. They can look forward to the rest of the season with confidence.