Thistle boss Stuart Davidson insists that the club's away schedule is not a factor after dropping valuable points on Saturday.

Largs have no game this weekend after their Shettleston fixture was postponed due to the severe winter weather.

They next head to Irvine Meadow on March 10 and then Troon, making it four away games in a row. After a 1-1 draw against league leaders Petershill at Barrfields, Largs overcame Kello 2-1 at Kirkconnell but fought out a goalless stalemate at Rutherglen. Two draws out of three is not the form Largs are looking for heading into the final stretch.

Victories are essential for Largs if they want to gain a promotion spot in the top four, with only eight games of the season left. Fifth and sixth spot ensures a play-off, and the chase is on. Teams in mid-table including Irvine Meadow have seven games in hand, while Cumbernauld United have eight games in hand.

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

Stuart said: "Saturday's draw at Rutherglen was a wee bit frustrating. We set ourselves high standards, and I thought our performance level dropped at the start of the match but we soon picked up, and hit the post and had a couple of other chances.

"You could say it was a clean sheet and a draw, but at this stage of the season, we must now look for victories as we have played more games than other sides, and need to try and build a cushion. Other teams are winning and we can't afford to be losing the points. We did pick up in the second half, and I thought we were going to get the goal and nick a 1-0 win, but it wasn't to be.

"Sometimes games can be very sticky and Alex McWaters did put in some dangerous balls and we need to make the most of these situations. We weren't taking full advantage."

"Keeper Blair Cousar gained his first clean sheet on Saturday and hasn't done anything wrong, and couldn't have done much about the goals at Petershill or Kello. He has fitted in well and provides great competition. Sean is appealing his recent red card decision and we are awaiting the outcome of that."

Looking at Thistle's run which now amounts to one defeat in nine competitive games, Stuart said: "We are getting hard to beat and the only defeat we had was at home to Irvine Meadow and that was controversial, but we need to finish off games when we've been on top."