Partick Thistle star Mouhamed ‘Sena’ Niang feels that a stint at Montrose has proved to be hugely beneficial to his career.

Niang has been a regular for Ian McCall’s team this season, playing at centre-back, which is not his natural position. However, he has performed very well and has made the position his own.

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Montrose, making 14 appearances. He feels that move was very beneficial to his game.

“My loan last season at Montrose done me the world of good” said Niang, who was speaking after collecting the club’s McCrea Mortgages Player of the Month award for December, voted for by supporters.

“The gaffer had spoken to me”

“I knew that I would come back and have a chance because the gaffer had spoken to me before we went into lockdown. When I came back, I did well, so I gave myself a chance. I feel as though I’ve done not too bad, so it’s exciting just now” he said.

Mouhamed ‘Sena’ Niang with his Partick Thistle player of the month award

The player himself is a bit surprised at his rapid rise into the Thistle first-team.

“This season I didn’t think I would have played as many games as I have. I did believe there would come a time when I would get my opportunity – I just didn’t think it would happen so quick

“Very good”

“Going to Montrose was very good because I hadn’t played any senior games before. So yeah, things over the last year haven’t been going too bad for me” Niang disclosed.

He has also received guidance from centre-back partner Darren Brownlie. He has been helping Niang settle in the role of centre-back.

Mouhamed ‘Sena’ Niang was named Partick Thistle’s player of the month for December

“Daz is a proper centre-back. He’s obviously played a lot of games so playing alongside him, it does mean it will always be good. He is always talking to me and helping me on the training pitch or at a game on the Saturday. So it’s been great playing with him.”

Partick Thistle’s Player of the Month Awards for season 2020/21 are proudly sponsored by McCrea Mortgages – visit www.mccreafs.co.uk/mortgages to find out more

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