Thistle boss Stuart Davidson does not anticipate this Saturday's league match at Auchinleck Talbot as having a crucial bearing on matters before the teams meet in the Macron Scottish Cup final early next month.
Largs head to Beechwood Park intent on inflicting a rare home defeat on Talbot who are the only team to have left Barrfields Park with a victory this season, but they will have to do so without their talisman midfielder Mark Millar who is suspended for the next two games.
Davidson, who of course is a legendary figure at Beechwood after winning two Scottish Cups as a player, said: "We have shown in recent weeks that we can move the squad around and into different positions - that is fine and we can deal with it.
"It isn't a dress rehearsal for the final - it is just another league game where we want to pick up points. We are not going to be looking too far ahead of it.
"When you get into the Premier League as we have done this season Talbot away is one of the fixtures you always look forward to and you want to give a good account of yourself."
"We always go into the game looking for a win. 
"Our main incentive is that we want to push up the table and have as strong a finish to the league as possible, while Talbot are looking to win the league - the cup final doesn't come into it.
"You just need to look at our recent fixtures with Kilwinning, and the league game didn't have any bearing on the cup match which we won 5-0."
Paul Harkins is nursing a hamstring problem after opening the scoring in Thistle's six goal rout on Saturday but was taken off not long afterwards.
Defender Nicky Jamieson received a precautionary knee scan last week but was back at training in midweek.
Davidson said: "We are just building up the training, and seeing how it goes."

The Premier Division match is a 2pm kick-off at Beechwood Park on Saturday.