Darren Brownlie says that Ian McCall ‘can only do so much’ for Partick Thistle as the Jags’ new defender aims to help them get up the table.

Brownlie made his debut on Friday after making the switch from Queen of the South to Firhill. Initially signed on a pre-contract, Thistle shelled out cash to get him now.

McCall wanted him in now. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He’s signed a two-and-a-half-year deal in Maryhill. Thistle are currently bottom of the league and need to start turning in wins to ease relegation fears.

New centre-back Brownlie says he’s delighted to have his future sorted at a club he was at as a youngster, whilst hailing his new boss in the process.


“I’m glad to get the deal done,” said Brownlie. “It’s important to know a manager wants you. He told me the plans and obviously we are in a dogfight just now but hopefully we can get out of that and push up the table.

Darren Brownlie is raring to go at Partick Thistle (Photo by Ben Banks)

“The manager has a vision, he makes you feel good about yourself. But it’s up to us now. I was here when I was younger, loved the set-up and loved the people. So when I heard of the interest I was keen to return.

“I admit back then I wasn’t quite ready for the first team. They were just going up to the Premier League. I’m probably physically better. Back then I was slight and I’ve built up a bit. Just by playing games you get experience.

“The manager has been brilliant. He’s told me his plans and his vision. He makes you feel good about yourself as well. He gives you confidence. But it’s up to us now.

Confidence builder. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The manager can only do so much, out on the park, it’s up to us. It’s a good group of boys here and a lot of them are really experienced so they’ve probably been in similar positions over their career.”

Darren Brownlie was promoting the new Partick Thistle branded taxis – Glasgow Taxis is official taxi provider to the club.
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