By David Buick and Ben Banks

Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall has been left dejected after his side were handed a heavy 5-1 loss away to Dunfermline.

Four goals in the first half had the Jags reeling before a fifth in the second only proved to be insult to injury. Perhaps what made it worse was former Jag Kevin Nisbet scored four of them.

The former Jag netted four. (Photo by Christian Cooksey/Getty Images)

A Reece Cole strike could do nothing to ease the pain McCall is feeling following this crushing defeat. It ends a good run of games in which they hadn’t lost in four.

McCall says the fans will be on his mind as he tries to get over the result: “I can’t analyse that display. We were confident of winning but the game was turned on its head after three minutes. It’s an awful day for the club.

“I feel for our fans. I’ll be thinking about it all weekend. The last thing I would do is hang Tam out to dry but he knows. It was just an awful day, horrendous.

McCall left dejected after a demoralising Partick Thistle defeat.  (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“We felt this was the day we could really turn the corner then you’re looking up the way but we’re back to square one. We need to extra hard to get out of it.”

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