Partick Thistle have been updating fans about the current situation at Firhill. Of course, at the moment Thistle cannot play games. They are in League One, which has been suspended until the end of January in order to help deal with the effort of beating Covid-19.

The club used the statement to thank fans for raising a huge sum of money to help the club survive the current pandemic.

Over £67,000 raised

As it stands, the ‘Help the Jags’ page on GoFundMe has raised over £67,000 to help the club get through what is likely a very difficult situation.

Hearts v Partick Thistle - Pre-Season Friendly

Partick Thistle manager Ian McCall (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Thistle describe the fund-raising total as an ‘incredible effort’ and that is certainly the case. It will be interesting to see if more clubs in Scottish football adopt this method as the pandemic continues to affect the Scottish game.

In the meantime, Thistle will need to wait and wonder if League One will get the go-ahead to resume next month. They already know what it is like to deal with the fallout of a season coming to an early end.

Will want football to resume

Last season they were relegated to League One after finishing bottom of the Championship. A decision which did not sit well with the club.

Partick Thistle vs BSC Glasgow Pre-Season Friendly Match

Partick Thistle in action against BSC Glasgow (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Therefore, for a number of reasons, you would imagine that Partick Thistle are eager to get back to playing football. Only time will tell if that happens.

For the moment though, the fundraising efforts by fans will certainly help the club. The support deserves plenty of praise for backing Thistle in a very difficult time for everyone.

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