Jamie Sneddon isn’t scared of deputising for Scott Fox at Partick Thistle– and stepping in for him on the ice rink is something he’s all too happy to do.
The Jags stopper has been thrown into the Thistle limelight in recent weeks after number one Fox picked up an injury away to Alloa.
Either of the Thistle goalkeeper’s will become a netminder between periods during Glasgow Clan’s next home game. Whilst Sneddon is looking forward to his time on the ice, he knows where he wants to be at Firhill.
“It’s exciting, I’ve never did it before and I’ve heard they get a good crowd here so it’ll be good to see what it’s like from the ice,” Sneddon said. “We’ll see how it goes.
“You never know, if I save everything I might think about changing sports! For now it’s definitely football. It’s been a bit of a poor season for us so far though.
“Personally I’ve been in and out of the team a bit and I’d maybe look to do a bit better myself. It’s not gone the way we planned but there’s still a long way to go.”
Advice from Fox
Right behind Sneddon is Fox, who has been Thistle’s number one this term. The two are good pals off the pitch but are both well aware that only one of them can start on a Saturday.
In the meantime though Fox is happy to hand out advice to Sneddon- and he can also take up the skates for him too.
Fox said: “I’m progressing, I’ve did a bit of training. It was the Achilles so that part of the body you need to take precaution.
“Jamie’s a better ice hockey player than me- because he’s cold hearted! I’m 100% certain I’m not going to get the nod. I don’t fancy myself as a netminder but I can ice skate. Imagine getting hit with a hockey puck, you felt it? I will take a size five Mitre off the face rather than a hockey puck off the leg!
“I don’t think there were any positives from the Dunfermline game but the good thing is in the last few years when we’ve taken a real bad blow we usually come up with a good performance.
“I want Jamie to do well as if he does well the team does well. He just needs to keep doing what he’s doing. You can try things you’re not capable of doing and things that you shouldn’t. I just try and put towards him to play his own game and he’s did that.”
Jamie Sneddon and Scott Fox were speaking to promote Thistle’s partnership with Glasgow Clan. One of the Jags keepers will take to the ice and experience life as a netminder between periods at Clan’s home fixture against Dundee Stars at Braehead Arena next Wednesday, 11 December.