Thistle will hope to be really 'slick' when facing Irvine Meadow this Saturday as they come up against one of their former players in James Marks.
The popular striker gained a barrel-load of goals throughout his Thistle career which started in 2004, and he enjoyed a second spell at the Barrfields club after playing for Kilbirnie Ladeside and Arthurlie.
After leaving Barrfields Park at the end of last season, Marks featured for Hurlford for a short time, facing Largs in the Ardagh Cup quarter final, before signing up with Ayrshire rivals Meadow.
It is a 2pm kick-off on Saturday at Barrfields Park for a game which always had an added edge, but this time there is perhaps even more resting on the game with Marks inclusion, and both teams desperate to climb the table.

Largs and Millport Weekly News:
Largs manager Stuart Davidson said: "I actually met 'Slick' (James Marks) in the roll shop the other day and he was actually getting a fry-up, I don't think his manager will like that, but 'Slick' is a good player, and he was a great player for Largs, and I know he will cause us problems, but our players will know Slick as well obviously from training against him and playing against him so we will look forward to seeing him but hopefully we are the ones who get the points."
Thistle have their tails up after a confident 2-0 win at Darvel while Irvine Meadow fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to Cumbernauld United.
Stuart was delighted with the display on Saturday: "Darvel are a good team as they showed at Barrfields, and we had to adapt our game to the conditions on Saturday and worked their socks off and gave us everything; I was really pleased.
"Martin Orr scored the first goal and it was a wee bit against the run of play, but we were defending it well enough, and the second goal just took that bit of pressure off us. It gave us that cushion and made us relax a bit. The strikers really ran their socks off, and although they didn't score, they gave everything. Everybody in their team did their bit.
"Everybody in the team did their bit from the front guys putting in a shift, the midfield battled, and the defence was strong. We could have had a few more near the end, but I felt the win was well deserved.
"To be honest, we need to keep winning our games. The team have a lot more steel about them. We are on a decent wee run and we want to keep that going, and see where that takes us. We could have got a few extra goals which would have made it a bit flattering but I thought the 2-0 win was well deserved."
Largs are sitting in fifth position on 24 points with 14 games played, while Irvine Meadow are in a lowly eleventh spot with nine points, but only eight games played