Ian McCall believes his Partick Thistle side did enough to beat Falkirk at the weekend after the battle at League One’s summit ended 0-0.

The Jags started brightly but eventually settled for a point after Zak Rudden was sent off for foul and abusive language. The striker has since made a donation to the Thistle Trust as an apology.

Partick Thistle v Queen of the South (Ladbrokes Championship)
Rudden has made a kind gesture to make up for his Partick Thistle error. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group via Getty Images)

But even taking that into account, McCall believes his men just needed the rub of the green to get three points from the Bairns: “I thought we deserved to win, I was really pleased with how we played. I think all the players on the pitch deserve great credit as they conditions were really difficult to play in.

“It was a good game but we hit the post, the bar. Going down to 10 men with 25 minutes to go, we take the point and we move on. But it’s a game we thought we should have won.

“In the first nine games, we’ve missed three penalties, hit the bar, the post, so I would like to hope these things even themselves out over the season. There’s still a long way to go.

Hearts v Partick Thistle - Pre-Season Friendly
Long old season for the Jags as they aim to get back to the Championship. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It was just frustration, we were passing the ball around them. We started the second half the same. You can never say it’s two points dropped away to Falkirk but we feel we should have won the game.”

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