Partick Thistle’s latest signing could be a master stroke in their battle to stay in the Scottish Championship.

The Jags announced that former Motherwell striker Scott McDonald has come out of retirement, and has joined the club until the end of the season.

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McDonald and Thistle boss Gary Caldwell played together at Celtic. Therefore the Jags manager is well-aware of the qualities McDonald has.

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Last season McDonald scored 15 goals for Dundee United in the Championship, so he still has an eye for goal.

When you consider that Thistle’s top scorer Blair Spittal has seven goals this season, it’s not surprise Caldwell has swooped for McDonald.

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Perhaps a problem with the signing is that McDonald hasn’t played football since last May.

But if he has kept himself fit, he should be involved for the Jags sooner rather than later. The Jags have a huge game in their relegation battle against Alloa on Saturday. It seems unlikely that McDonald will be involved in that game, but perhaps he will be on the bench.

Thistle are currently bottom of the Championship table, but the addition of McDonald could well propel them up the table. If McDonald is able to get into double figures between now and the end of the season, he might well have kept Thistle in the Championship.

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