Brian Graham is someone who takes his football home with him- and he’s hoping that Partick Thistle fortunes change sooner rather than later.
The Jags currently find themselves bottom of the Championship after a testing season to date. They haven’t won a game this year as the race to avoid League One football intensifies.
Graham himself hasn’t been in bad form since arriving at Firhill in January. He’s scored two in three Championship games but the forward is taking very little joy out this decent start.
Whether it’s in the garden with his son or on the pitch in a Championship relegation battle, Graham wants to win. He believes his Jags teammates have the mentality to beat the drop too as he details why the past couple of weeks haven’t been great.
“I want to win games,” said Graham. “The past two weeks if I’m honest have been horrific I’ve hardly spoken to my family all week but you’ve got to be in the mentality that I think the boys have.
“This week training has been good there has been a wee bit of bite to it and I seen a response. I think we’re not to far away if we get ourselves in front we can give ourselves a chance we’ve got to stop losing cheap goals and give us a platform to go and win games.
“The gaffer said that, the talking is done. There’s no point dwelling on it, if your teammate is having a bad game you’ve got to pull them through it. If a wee word needs to be said because someone’s not pulling their weight, say it.
“There’s no point sugarcoating it. We’ve got to stay together and work hard, do the ugly side of the game. I think we’ve got the attacking players to go and score goals but we’ve probably let ourselves down in the ugly side of the game.
“We’ve got to do the basics. We understand that and we’re up for the fight, there’s no way we’re downing tools and thinking that’s us, we’re down, it’s far from it. I hate losing. I don’t care whether it’s training or out the back with my wee boy, I don’t want to lose.
“I’m a terrible loser, I’m not going to hide from it. I think my wife has had enough of it, I think she’s trying to send me back to Inverness! I’ve been in a terrible mood if I’m being honest with you but I’ve enjoyed training this week. The morale has been back up and I’m raring to go.”