Partick Thistle winger David Amoo is enjoying the competitive nature of Scottish football’s new-look pre-season.
Amoo helped Thistle come from behind to beat Queen of the South on Saturday and they are looking to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Betfred Cup group stages at Stenhousemuir on Tuesday night.
Amoo told his club’s official website: “The new format of the League Cup is great, it’s good to have competitive games early on, it gets you up to speed quicker and if that was a friendly game it may have been played at a slower pace and you maybe don’t fight so hard at the end for the winning goals so it’s enjoyable.
“All the games in the group are important if we want to finish top so we have to go out and win the remaining games too.”
Amoo missed Thistle’s opening win at Airdrie because of a dead leg but played an hour at Firhill on Saturday.
“I’m feeling good, it was great to be back at Firhill and out on the new pitch,” he said. “The new surface is brilliant, I got a good hour and I’m feeling completely fine after it.
“I’m ready and looking forward to the game against Stenhousemuir on Tuesday. It’s another plastic pitch so different surface and it’s a different type of side to play against so we continue learning and improving.
“We know we will be expected to win but we need to make sure we do things right, we can’t take anything for granted and have to go out and play properly and make sure we come away with another victory.”
Tomas Cerny is pushing for his first match of the season after recovering from a foot problem, while fellow goalkeeper Ryan Scully (thigh) is also closing in on fitness.
Skipper Abdul Osman (knee), Stuart Bannigan (knee), Christie Elliott (groin) and Gary Fraser (knee) are likely to remain on the sidelines along with long-term injury victim Mustapha Dumbuya (Achilles).