Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall is hoping Motherwell loanee Ross MacIver can help the Jags find their goalscoring touch in the League One title race.

McCall is currently preparing the Firhill club for a return to action this month in both the league and Scottish Cup, looking to return to Championship football. He has already strengthened with the loan signings of Rangers talent Adam Devine and experienced pro Andy Geggan.

Hearts v Partick Thistle - Pre-Season Friendly

McCall has moved to strengthen his Partick Thistle squad. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

MacIver is the latest, joining on loan from Motherwell. His debut in claret and amber was memorable as he scored a long range winner against former club Ross County on Boxing Day 2019. He has made nine ‘Well appearances overall and spent the first half of this term at Morton.

McCall said of the signing: “I am really pleased to welcome Ross to the club. He is a promising young player who is here to challenge Brian Graham and Zak Rudden for a starting position on a weekly basis.

“We need to hit the back of the net more frequently between now and the end of the season and Ross is a player who can help with this. He is a natural finisher and gives us strong competition in the striking areas.”

Dundee v Greenock Morton - Scottish Championship

MacIver was on loan at Championship club Greenock Morton in the first half of this season. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

MacIver added: “I am delighted to be here. All I want to do between now and the end of the season is play as many games as I can. Hopefully I can score a few goals for the team.”

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