LARGS Thistle boss Stuart Davidson has praised his players for their thumping win over Kilbirnie, and urged the players to keep up their high level going to Glenafton.
The title chasing Glens have one of the meanest defences in the league, but Thistle are going into the match with confidence after overcoming Beith and Kilbirnie in recent weeks, to show they are the current form team in North Ayrshire at the moment.
It is a 2pm kick-off at Loch Park, New Cumnock, as Thistle are looking for another three points to try and lift them into a third bottom play-off spot. 
Reflecting on the derby rout, Stuart said: “The game was a bit scrappy at times, it was a bit of a battle, but I was delighted with the way the boys performed and how they handled it.
“Kilbirnie had their man sent off, which was a bit of a turning point, but it is hard to play against ten men, but the boys overcame Kilbirnie and played well.
“That is the first free kick that Iain Fisher has took for us, and he shrugged Glenn away, and sometimes when you know it is right, it is right. Fish’s goal was great, and it was good to see the goals shared around with Lovey, Matty Bennett, and Glenn Thomson showed good responsibility to take the penalty.”
Looking forward to the Glens challenge, Stuart said: “It will be a tough one, but we just have to go and win it. There are just four league games left, and we have to just keep winning. If we keep showing the same work-rate and desire, you just never know. It is important to win your games in this league.”
The good news is that winger Matt Bennett, who was subbed with cramp, should be back for selection this week, while Alan Gilbride is recovering from a hamstring injury.
Incredibly, it will be the first time that Largs have played Glenafton this season, and will face them at home too in the league, with the other two fixtures Auchinleck (H) and Beith (A).