THISTLE boss Stuart Davidson has hailed the effort and commitment shown by his young team as they prepare to try and better their Scottish Cup final season.

Largs got their friendly fixtures off to a winning start after a hard fought 2-0 victory in Tranent before following up with an exciting 3-2 victory over a Greenock Morton XI.

A number of trialists featured as the Thistle management cast their eye over potential signings.

But the club have been delighted by the younger players who have stepped, including last season's under 21s top goalscorer William Sewell, who has bagged two goals in the first two games.

Largs now face a testing home encounter with Luncarty at Barrfields on Saturday in the last of the friendlies before the sectional league cup starts on 27 July at Saltcoats Vics.

Although only very early days, Arnie says the signs have been positive after the exodus of players in recent weeks.

He said: "There was a point where it might have been easy to panic after seeing so many players leave, but we have been through similar periods in the past and we have got through it.

"We are going to be patient.

"We want to bring in the right quality of player who can do as good a job as the ones we had here last season.

"The guys who have come in have shown up really well so we will not be hasty. We are not going to rush into any decisions."

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