Thistle boss Stuart Davidson believes Largs have unfinished business with Irvine Meadow as they shape up to a big contest this Saturday at Meadow Park in the promotion race, 2pm kick-off.

The last encounter at the end of January ended on a sour note with the controversial red card of keeper Sean Graham, which the club have appealed, but Stuart feels that the club did not give a true reflection of themselves that day.

He said: "Irvine Meadow are a good team, and have some good players. I don't know how they felt about their display last time round, but I don't think we gave a true account of ourselves, and we are not happy with the way the game finished. We didn't do enough to win the game, and the players think that too. We know if we can play to our highest level that we can beat anybody in the league."

The good news is that Largs have a full squad to choose going into the all Ayrshire clash this weekend.

Stuart said: "At training, we had a wee chat with the players about the games ahead long term, but pointed out that it is only the next game that matters. If we keep winning, we stay in the top four, and it is as simple as that. Eventually the league will start to even itself out but our main aim to stay in that top four."

Teams such as Irvine Meadow have seven games in hand over Largs, while Cumbernauld United have eight games in hand, meaning victories are vital to keep Largs within the promotion zone.

Stuart commented: "I really don't think the league starts to take shape until March/April when the midweek games start. It has been a bad winter and a lot of games have been cancelled, but even so, parks which you would expect to be off like Kello, Darvel and Maryhill, have been on, and we have managed to get good results.

"When the midweek games kick in, that is when some teams are going to have to squeeze a lot of games in , and I had to do that as a player with Auchinleck in the past and sometimes it can be three teams a week and it can be tough."

And Thistle had the added advantage of being able to train at Barrfields last Saturday. Stuart said: "The park was covered in snow earlier in the week but a good part of it was cleared n Saturday. It was just as well as we had Inverclyde Sports Centre booked but it was closed. The boys showed great effort and enthusiasm at training, and everyone made an effort to get there despite some cars being snowed in, and we have got to go to Meadow and lay down a marker. We expect it to be a heavy pitch and quite a physical game, but the boys will be ready.

"Having a full squad to choose from is a good thing, and although it makes it hard for me, competition in the squad is really high."