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, who has been linked with a move to Queen's Park at the end of the season, 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."

And the Thistle boss was delighted with the six goal haul at relegated Cambuslang with strikers John Carter and Scott Adam getting on the scoresheet.

It was a significant goal too for Adam who overtook Kevin Struthers for the first time this season in the goalscoring charts with 17 goals to 16.

And it was a important league win too as Largs gained their tenth league victory of the season to move up to eighth spot in the league. The best total Largs can finish with this season is 49 points with three league games remaining,

Davidson said: "John Carter came in and played very well and adds strength to the squad. It provides good competition and I want everyone to be playing well so it gives me a headache as to who to select going towards the cup final.

"The performance against Cambuslang was good even though it was only 0-0 in the first half, we were still playing well although we didn't have a cutting edge until after the break, but I was delighted when the goals came flooding in during the second half.

"We have been talking about the forwards getting on the scoresheet more and to be fair to the players they were putting themselves in the right positions with breakthrough runs and good options, and it came off well.

"We had a good few efforts in that first half including a good couple of free kicks and Ryan McKie's header just before half-time which we don't know how it didn't go in but the boys kept battling away and stuck to their task well and got their rewards in the second half.

"There were some good moves and finishes in there.

"The other assuring thing was that it was a completely different defence with Martin Orr and Mark Millar in there and keeper Farrell made a good save too to obtain a clean sheet so everybody played their part in Saturday's victory."

Following the Talbot league match, Largs round off the season with two home fixtures against Glenafton on 18 May, and the rescheduled match against Troon on 25 May which was cancelled after half an hour due to high winds last month.

Countdown to final: 25 days