Thistle have had to act quickly to solve a goalkeeping problem in the build up to the big Macron Scottish Cup final.
Largs have re-signed their former goalkeeper of the year in Ross Lundy after semi-final keeper Jamie McGowan was ruled out on the showpiece final because he is on pre-booked holiday.
It is a bodyblow as former Morton keeper McGowan has experience of big occasions after featuring in between the sticks for the Cappielow outfit in a play-off against Dundee United a few seasons ago.
Lundy, who has been training at Barrfields in recent weeks, will vie with another ex-Morton man in Danny Farrell for the number one spot in the build-up to the big Scottish Cup final.
Lundy, who already has a Scottish Cup medal at 17s and under, has been a big presence in goals for Thistle during previous seasons and recently took to Twitter to express his wish to return to football after last featuring for Thistle's Premier league rivals Kilwinning Rangers for a short spell.
It is not the only absentee for the cup final as fringe midfield player Paul Harkins is getting married on the day of the final on 2 June.
Thistle boss Stuart Davidson said: "We have signed Ross Lundy for the rest of the season so we have options going into the cup final.
"It was unfortunate that Jamie had already booked his holiday for 2 June long before we knew of our involvement in the cup final, and likewise Paul Harkins has his wedding that weekend too.
"We will be looking closely at both Danny Farrell and Ross Lundy over the coming weeks. Danny has the number one jersey and did well against Glenafton on Saturday and we would be looking at organising a bounce game before the Scottish Cup final to provide extra preparation."