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Transfer news: Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald vows not to panic buy

Last Updated: 12/08/14 3:45pm

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Alan Archibald: Says he does not intend to make any hasty decisions in the transfer market

Alan Archibald: Says he does not intend to make any hasty decisions in the transfer market

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Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald is not prepared to make any panic purchases but is keen to bolster his squad before the end of the transfer window.

Free agent Danny Seaborne joined the Scottish Premiership side on Monday and Archibald is looking to add to his options before the curtain comes down on summer dealings on September 1.

Archibald said: "We definitely need another couple in. We are short in a few areas and it's something we are working on all the time.

"We probably need one more for the striker area and at full-back. We are in talks with a number of players.

"You bide your time, you have a list of targets. As a manager, you want to get your business done as early as you can as it gives you the whole summer to work with them. But you also want to wait for that wee bit of quality.”

And Archibald insists James McFadden is not on his wanted list despite the Scotland international, a free agent following his release from Motherwell, training with the Jags.

"He's just keeping fit and training with us. He's been in for the last few weeks."

As for new signing Seaborne, Archibald said: "He is left-sided and he's got a bit of presence about him.

"He can play in either of two positions and we primarily see him as a centre-half but he can play at left-back as well. He gives us a number of options."

Thistle, who did not play over the weekend, open their Scottish Premiership campaign against Ross County on Wednesday and Archibald said: "We are raring to go.

 "I went to see Ross County on Sunday and they have made a number of changes again. They do it every season but the players looked as though they have moulded well.

"It will be a very tough challenge, they have a physical aspect but they also like to knock the ball about."

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