Blair Spittal got on the wrong side of the Partick Thistle support at Ross County – but he’s hoping to make up for the past in Jags colours now.
The playmaker is on loan at Firhill from County as Ian McCall’s side look for a quickfire return to the Scottish Championship. He made an immediate impression on his debut, scoring as the Jags went down 4-1 to St Mirren on League Cup duty.
But at the weekend his contribution was of more importance, scoring a brilliant winner as Thistle came from behind to beat Airdrie 2-1 at Firhill.
Last August, the Jags put Ross County out the League Cup, a game in which Spittal scored for the Staggies. He proceeded to shush the home crowd, an obvious response heading his way.
Now back in Maryhill, Spittal’s hoping to make up for that League Cup moment: “I think it was a bit of banter last year. It came back to bite me on the backside and I got the abuse I rightly deserved.
“I came back here to right a few wrongs and hopefully if I can contribute to victories then I’ll be back in the good books. It has been a while since I have played football so it was nice to get minutes into the legs.
“It has taken me a while to get going but this week is probably the best I have felt in terms of my sharpness. I am just happy to get on to the pitch and contribute.
“The last game I played was March and when I have been up the road I haven’t had the chance to take part in any football. Coming here was all about getting the chance to get back to playing and enjoying my football. Under the manager I believe I can get back to that.
“I think a lot of teams see us a scalp so it is important we show the same character and desire in every game to go and get three points.”