Largs face a major test tonight to their ten-game unbeaten run as they face Auchinleck Talbot at Beechwood Park this evening. 

Thistle coach Andy Scott has pinpointed the reason for the club's two-and-a-half-month unbeaten run as hard work and refusal to contemplate losing.

Ayrshire giants Talbot were actually bottom of the table earlier in the season but they have recovered their form and have bolstered by new signings.

Andy Scott is more than aware of the Talbot threat.

He said: "Auchinleck are back to their winning ways and will be confident after beating Cumnock, but we are confident too.

"The game plan is to go about our business and work hard from the first minute to the last.

"It is going to be another big battle for us but we are coming off two great cup victories on the road, and bursting with confidence.

"We have to make sure we don't lose a cheap goal and we have shown lately that we can grind out results."

Reflecting on the club's superb 3-2 win at Gartcairn in the Scottish, Scott said: "We recovered well after conceding the early goal. 

"It was a bit of a setback and we could have done better but the boys responded well and regrouped.

"I felt we could have had a penalty before the one that was given when David Ramsay was pulled back.

"We had a good 15-20 minutes or so but it Gartcairn started well after the break as they sent up more long balls for their big striker but our defenders managed to stop them from getting much that was clear-cut.

"There wasn't much in it at that stage but we really stepped up and and we had a goal chopped off after the keeper dropped the ball.

"Going 2-1 up on the hour,  McGrath blocked it and Ramsay picked things up and set up McLeod who chipped it to the back post for Will Sewell to head it back across to Scott Adam who was in space to score.

"Scott Adam put in some shift and brought players into play. David McGrath was inches away from putting us 3-1 up

"I thought we were defending well and our work rate was phenomenal but we dropped too deep and their striker controlled it on his chest before smashing it past Joe Wilton to make it 2-2 on 83 minutes.

"However, we have a side which refuses to lose and it was a great reverse pass from Stuart Faulds which was picked up by Darryl Duffy and he showed his experience to take a touch and then a composed finish.

"There were four minutes added time but I thought we managed the game very well. 

"The players are so hungry; they don't want to lose games and the confidence is flowing through the squad. 

"We have had a couple of injuries but we have had a bigger squad recently than we have had for some time and everyone is pushing each other."

The match tonight kicks off at 7.30pm. 

Largs face Ashfield on Saturday at Barrfields Park in the South of Scotland Cup. Kick off is at 1.30pm.

Photo: Ryan Scott Photography