Tough Choice for Thistle's November player of the month
November was the best month yet for Alan Archibald’s side as they picked up seven points from three games to rise to ninth place in the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership table. It all started with a draw at Dens Park, where Thistle led for well over an hour courtesy of Liam Lindsay’s header before, suffering late heartache a recurring theme against Dundee.
After another international break it was back to the comfort of Firhill, as Thistle kept up the strong record against Inverness, coming from behind to record a 2-1 win.
The month was rounded off with a handsome win at Rugby Park as Thistle equalled their highest ever winning margin at the venue with a three goal victory.
With such a strong month it was a difficult decision to select nominations for the November McCrea Financial Services Player of the Month but Alan Archibald and Scott Paterson have managed to narrow it down to four.
October’s player of the month has won himself another nomination having kept up his consistent performances from the start of the season. Callum has continued to provide attacking support for his teammates, while also being rock solid at the back. However, the first Jags goal that he so desperately craves, continues to elude him…for now.
It’s been a historic month for Kris as he netted three goals which saw him rise above Alex Stott in the Thistle scoring charts to become the 17th highest goal scorer in the history of the club. There was also the matter of his 250th appearance (Doolan is the first player to achieve this feat since David Rowson) which he made as he closes in on 15,000 minutes on the pitch for the club.
Mustapha has been a revelation in the right back slot since joining the club at the start of September and November was another month of impressive performances. Combining with both David Amoo and Robbie Muirhead on the right hand side of the park, he has used his ample pace to support the wingers and can claim an assist in Ryan Stevenson’s last gasp winner against Inverness at Firhill.
It’s been strong month for Liam as he continues to prove himself as a first choice pick in the Thistle team, forging a terrific partnership with Dan Seaborne. He managed to net his first Thistle goal when he met Stuart Bannigan’s corner at Dens Park at the start of the month. The young centre half was extremely unlucky not to add to his goal tally from corner kicks against Inverness, where he shot just wide, and Kilmarnock, when another terrific header smashed off the base of the post.
So there you have it, your November nominees. All that remains is for you to vote for your winner. Voting closes on 03/12/2015 at 12:00 so vote for your favourite now.