Largs Thistle boss Stuart Davidson has sung the praises of his players as he looks to finish the league season on a high.

Thistle's final home game of the season is on Wednesday, May 8 when Auchinleck Talbot visit Barrfields, before a trip to Cumbernauld to face Kirkintilloch Rob Roy on May 11 brings down the curtain on the campaign.

Largs go into their final two fixtures on a high after an impressive 5-0 defeat of Cumnock on Saturday - a win achieved despite playing two thirds of the game with 10 men after Cory Hughes' sending-off for a last man challenge.

Saturday's win was Thistle's sixth in seven matches and banished memories of the 1-0 loss at home to Beith three days earlier - their only defeat in their last eight games, a run of form which has propelled Davidson's men up to fifth place in the table.

And depending on results elsewhere in the next few days, Largs could yet finish as high as third in the final standings.

Writing in the latest edition of the club's matchday programme, Davidson said: "It was a long time since we've had a match at home going into last Wednesday's Beith encounter. The series of away games had seen us continue our good run and it's been based on solid defending.

"We managed to keep several clean sheets in a row on the road. They are so important in giving you a platform, particularly away from home.

"When you can keep the opposition out, it makes it easier to win games as you're not reliant on scoring two or more goals in every match. 

"To take advantage of that you need to score goals, and thankfully we have a number of players who can hit the back of the net. Throughout the season we haven't had to rely on the strikers with the midfield popping up with one or two.

"In the first half of the season, we put in a lot of good performances without getting the results they deserved. That was partly due to several injuries that disrupted our rhythm. Ryan McCreath, Lewis Davidson, Cory Hughes and Liam Devine were all out for a few weeks, and we had other players who missed a game or two.

"Since Christmas, those injury concerns have been almost completely gone and the boys have been able to be more consistent.

"I have seen improvement in individual players and their confidence in each other has grown in the second half of the season.

"We now face two more tough games and I'm really looking forward to it. We've got ourselves into a good position in the league and we can now relax and test ourselves to see how far we've come. 

"These games give us the opportunity for a great end to the season. If we keep up our hard work, then I'm positive that we can end the season on a high."

Thistle's last game is against Rob Roy at Guy's Meadow - a venue which holds happy memories for Largs supporters.

It was at the Cumbernauld ground that Thistle completed the 'great escape' from relegation in 2015, and it's also where they won promotion to the top flight in the last game of the 2018-19 campaign.

Thistle will also be looking for a repeat of their game against Rob Roy on the last day of the season two years ago, when a 10-man Largs side secured a top 10 finish thanks to a 2-1 win, with Scott Adam's second-half penalty making the difference.

Wednesday night's game at home to Talbot gets under way at 7pm, while Saturday's away fixture against Rob Roy has a 2pm kick-off.

Meanwhile, this year's Largs Thistle player of the year presentation will once again be held in St Columba’s Church in Gallowgate Street.

The annual awards evening takes place on Saturday, May 18, with a 7pm start.

Voting will start soon for the supporters to select their player of the year; voting slips will be available from the Cabin Bar, snack bar or from committee members.

Tickets for the presentation night will £10 per person, on the night the club will have various raffles and competitions along with a buffet.

The night will see awards presented to the first team along with the 2008 youth team.

The Largs Thistle Patrons 200 Club winner for April is John Conway,  who wins £500.