By Ben Banks and Ben McNicol

On what was an emotional day for Partick Thistle, Jags boss Ian McCall dedicated their 2-1 win over Morton to the late Colin Weir.

A lifelong Thistle fan, Weir passed away at the age of 71 after a short illness. He had recently completed his takeover at Firhill and promised to deliver the club into the fans’ hands.

He promised the club so much. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Both Thistle and hosts Morton honoured him with a minute’s applause at Cappielow prior to McCall’s win. Goals from Alex Jones and Tom O’Ware either side of a Kyle Jacobs penalty handed the visitors three points.

McCall has dedicated the victory to Weir: “I didn’t want to be sycophantic in the teamtalk but I mentioned Colin because he has done an awful lot of things for us as a club.

“It is a great three points and we dedicate them to Colin. I only met him for the first time three weeks ago but it has hit a lot of the directors really hard.

McCall has paid his respects. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It wasn’t easy but the players responded really well and got the three points.”

 

Partick Thistle chief Britton pays tribute to Weir

Partick Thistle chief executive Gerry Britton was also on hand to pay his respects to Weir. After making big contributions to the club he holds dear, his untimely passing is a sad loss for the Jags.

With what he has put in place though, Britton believes that carrying out fan ownership will be the perfect way to pay homage to the generous Thistle fan.

Britton has hailed Weir’s ‘lasting legacy.’ (Wattie Cheung/AFP via Getty Images)

“Our first thoughts are with Colin’s family and friends,” said Britton. “We feel for them massively at this sad time. From a club’s point of view he made such an impact in so many ways over so many years so it’s a huge loss for us as well.

“There’s so much he’s contributed. He started the Thistle Weir Youth Academy six years ago and we’re starting to see the fruits of that now with a few players in to the first team.

“The impact on the whole development pathway, the Women’s team, all down to Colin’s funding. His lasting legacy was gifting the shareholding to the supporters to give them the opportunity to own the club and hopefully take it to where Colin wanted us to be.”

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