Partick Thistle star Cammy Smith is raring to get a run of games under his belt after biding his time following his return to Scottish football from the USA as he looks to make amends for last week’s disappointing defeat by Inverness Caley Thistle in the Championship.
Smith had a stint with USL side Indy XI, returning to Scotland after only a few months in the States, before joining the Jags ahead of the new season.
After finally getting into the starting XI, Smith now hopes he can kick on and get a run of regular games for Ian McCall’s side as they look to challenge for promotion to the Premiership this season.
“It’s been nice to start a couple of games because I’ve been patient over the last three or four weeks. Obviously, I came in late coming back from America so I knew I would have to be patient,” Smith said.
“Against Inverness, I came in and thought I did alright in the first half, but the second half was a poor team performance. We lost two poor goals after a first half where we were well worth our lead going into halftime. I enjoyed getting a game and I just need a run at it now.”
The former Aberdeen, Ayr St Mirren and Dundee United star is expecting a tough game this afternoon when the Jags take on Kilmarnock, insisting that it would be a great chance to put a marker down for the rest of the campaign.
Partick sit three points behind Kilmarnock in the league and a win over the Rugby Park side would be a real statement of intent from the Maryhill Magyars, with Smith admitting there isn’t much between the two sides, adding: “Obviously on paper, Kilmarnock is one the toughest teams we’ll play but they’re all tough once you actually get there and come Saturday at three o’clock there aren’t any easy games.
“We’ve trained well this week and we need to be ready for the weekend. We’ve got aspirations to be up fighting at the top end of the table, so these are the games where we really need to show that. It’s a long season but you want to put your marker down.
“You would expect Kilmarnock to be decent but it depends on the day as well because there’s not much between the teams in this league. If you can get the balance of the team right and you’ve got players in the team that know this league then you’ve always got a chance.”
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