Being brought to Partick Thistle and immediately becoming captain has been a challenge – but it’s something Ross Docherty is thriving off.

Ian McCall holds his former Ayr United man in high regard and made sure to bring him to Firhill after taking the Jags reigns. McCall rates him so highly that Docherty was made captain ahead of the League One campaign.

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Docherty is Jags skipper. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The season hasn’t started well for Thistle, sitting sixth in the table after four games, a slate of injuries not helping matters. Docherty’s reflected on taking the armband and why he was attracted to Firhill

“You obviously want to be playing so hopefully I can get in and help the team,” said Docherty, who was speaking to promote Purple Thistle Day this Saturday, which will raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland.

“As a team we haven’t really pushed on like we thought we would. Going to a different club has maybe been a bit harder. But I’ve noticed in the last few weeks that the boys have been gelling off the park more than anything.

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It’s been tough for Thistle. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It’s been difficult with that but it’s changing. Hopefully that shows on the park. I’ve enjoyed it. Brian Graham, Tam O’Ware, they are going to help me. I am obviously going to give my piece as I usually do but the way I play and way I am as a a person… if I see something, I have to say.

“I had known the size of club and I’m Paisley-based. You see the amount of fans that are here and the passion that is here. You thrive off the fans and I had no doubts about the size of the club.”

Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland is the chosen charity of Thistle sponsor Just Employment Law. Find out more about Pancreatic Cancer Action Scotland, and the work they do, here: https://pancreaticcanceraction.org/about/scotland/

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