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SPITTAL RELISHING JAGS CHALLENGE

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BLAIR SPITTAL is looking forward to continuing his good end of season form after moving to Patrick Thistle.
The Jags snapped up the 21-year-old on a two-year deal following the end of his contract with Dundee United.
“Having played against them over the past couple of years they play an attractive brand of football, they try and get the ball down and play – playing the right way – so that was a big factor in it,” he said today.
Spittal made 66 appearances for the Arabs over  three seasons, scoring seven goals. It was the performances of Spittal that led to praise from United manager Ray McKinnon offering the attacking midfielder a new deal.
“I had the option to stay at United but as soon as I heard Partick were in for me I wanted to come here,” he revealed.
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Reflecting on last season in the Championship, Spittal was hesitant to be drawn too far into talking about how the side failed to gain promotion.

“It was frustrating at the start of the season, not getting goals or playing how I would have liked.

“But towards the end I started to hit a bit of form and I’ll hopefully carry that into next season,” he stated.

When asked how his new manager, Alan Archibald, saw him transitioning into the Firhill side, Spittal was confident it would be a challenge but one he was up to.

“He sees me playing a big part in this year. He asked me where my preferred position was so I told him where I see myself playing. Hopefully I can hit the ground running.”

Spittal will wear the number seven shirt for the Jags and will likely be part of the squad that begins their season away to Livingston in the Betfred Cup group stages.

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