By Ben Banks and Ben McNicol
He used to be a Cappielow defender himself- but Partick Thistle centre-back Thomas O’Ware insists he has every right to celebrate against former employers Morton.
The defender netted the winner in an emotional 2-1 win for the Jags over David Hopkin’s side. Saturday’s match was overshadowed by the untimely passing of lifelong Thistle fan Colin Weir, who had recently completed a takeover of the club.
Alex Jones opened the scoring for Ian McCall’s men before a Kyle Jacobs penalty got Morton back in it. O’Ware’s header made sure the three points travelled back to Maryhill.
As for celebrating against his old team, it doesn’t bother O’Ware one bit: “I’ve got every right to enjoy it. Since I’ve left here, for whatever reason, I’ve been slaughtered every game I’ve played against them, so I’m not going to come here and not celebrate.
“It doesn’t bother me if they want to give me a bit of stick for leaving, that’s fine. But if they think I’m not going to celebrate then they are miles off it. It’s my first goal for Partick Thistle.
I know I was credited for one against Airdrie but this is my first proper goal and I was delighted to get it after a horrendous time last year. So to come back and feel fit under the new management is important for me.
“We’ve actually been on a good run under the new gaffer. We’ve had a shocking start, we know that, the fans know that and it is up to us to put it right. We don’t avoid the league table but we just go into each game trying to get the three points.
“I know this league better than anybody and if you get two or three wins together you move up four or five places.”