Thistle boss Stuart Davidson heaped praise on his players for their gutsy win at Arthurlie and is calling on his side to make it three wins on the spin against Irvine Meadow.

The feel good factor is back at Barrfields and Stuart Davidson is hoping for a bumper home crowd on Saturday.

In recent weeks, Largs have welcomed back long term injured players back to the fold including defender Connor McGoldrick, winger Sean McLeod and midfielder David McGrath - and with the exciting signing of Will Sewell - things are really looking up.

Largs are currently sitting in seventh spot but a win by more than two goals on Saturday means that they can leapfrog Meadow who are currently sitting in fourth spot.

Davidson said: "Meadow have been going well and had a good win against Glenafton in midweek but lost to Petershill on Saturday so they will be looking to bounce back.

"We want to continue moving up the table and catch Meadow who are in fourth spot so it has the makings of a cracker.

"Hopefully we can get the ball down and play a bit more, but we just need to keep trying to get their wins and move up that table and get as far away from relegation as we can."

Davidson is delighted with the all out effort to turn around the one goal half time deficit at Arthurlie last Saturday.

He said: "The boys huffed and puffed in the first half and the game was scrappy and we weren't getting to get the ball down and play football. 

"We knew it was going to be a tough battle and obviously the scoreline wasn't going our way and we made a couple of changes and the whole squad can be proud of themselves.

"I thought Arthurlie were very physical and I said to the players I didn't feel decisions were going our way and we had to dig deep and it was a massive three points.

"Will was in a tight area and he worked his feet well and took his shot early so the keeper didn't know very much about it so fantastic.

"It was Sean McLeod who got it on the right and he put a deep cross to the back and Will has done brilliant to keep the ball in play and headed back across goal and I don't know how Lewis managed to get his head round but it was a great goal - and he worked hard throughout the afternoon and deserved it.

"It would have been good to get another goal to give us a wee cushion but Arthurlie were not giving up. It was a really tough game but we have come through it and it is a really valuable three points at a tough venue.

"I thought Arthurlie were quite direct at times and we were putting players on in the second half to attack so bringing Connor on was influential as he was able to cope with Arthurlie's high ball into the boxes as that is his bread and butter.

"I thought Addy (Scott Adam) was brilliant when he came on, and he used his body well, held the ball up and brought players into play, and I thought David McGrath did great too to give Simon McBryde a breather as he had worked hard."

Davidson said the depth in the squad was also a crucial factor.

He commented: "Getting the depth back in the squad has been crucial in recent weeks.

"It has given me a lot of headaches the last few weeks but it is exactly what we have been needing as at times earlier this season we were just scraping a team together and a competitive squad is healthy for the players too as everyone wants to play."