Thistle now have the chance to get some much needed cup cheer as they face Bellshill on Saturday in the 1st round of the West of Scotland Cup, 2pm kick-off at Barrfields.
Boss Stuart Davidson said: “It is an opportunity for us to make some progress after the disappointment of going out of the Scottish. 
“It is the only cup that I never won as a player. Bellshill are a league below, and they have been up and down this season, and I am sure they will give us a tough game. 
“A lot of teams raise their game at Barrfields so we have to be prepared, but I am confident that we can go on and get into the next round
“Even though we only drew the game on Saturday, we asked for a big reaction from the players in the second half, and they gave us that, and I think it was a wee turning point for us.”
Largs are sweating on the fitness of goalkeeper Sean Graham after he was injured during the recent Scottish Cup tie against Sauchie, with Ross Lundy unavailable this weekend because he is on honeymoon.
The Largs manager praised Kevin Struthers for making a strong comeback to the reckoning, having netted three times in the last three games.
He said: “It has been great having Kevin back in the mix. Big Joel has had a few injuries and that is the first time he has had a fresh run at training, and we hope to get him involved now.”
After being reduced to ten men last Saturday, Thistle boss Stuart Davidson has praised his players for bagging a precious point against Darvel after having seemingly thrown the game away.
“It was the craziest nine minutes in football I have ever seen” admitted Stuart, after Largs lost a 2-0 lead, Darvel moved 3-2 up, and missed a penalty, while Laurie McMaster was red carded towards the end of the first half.
Although Stuart was unhappy about Thistle’s lapse of concentration, taking their foot off the pedal, which led to Darvel’s dramatic fightback, he reckons Largs showed their bottle in the second half to take the game to Darvel, and nearly came from a dramatic contest with full points.
He said: “At 2-0 up, I thought it’s going to be our day here, but we dropped the tempo, and it was very frustrating. I thought we were going to get a victory, and have a good day, but it just flipped on its head.
“We took our foot off the gas, and invited the pressure, and that is our fault.”
Stuart was critical of the referee decision to award Darvel a penalty after an Iain Fisher challenge, but had no complaints about the second spot-kick decision, saying that Laurie’s enthusiasm ‘got the better of him’.
“Ross Lundy kept us in the game with a great penalty save, and then I couldn’t fault the players in the second half as they gave everything, and we should have won the match. Big Joel Kasubandi nearly scored a late winner for us.”