SPFL: Lee Mair believes his Partick team-mates must wise up against St Johnstone
Lee Mair believes his new Partick Thistle team-mates have to wise up against St Johnstone on Tuesday.
Last Updated: 21/01/14 7:10pm
Alan Archibald's side looked like ending their unwanted record on Saturday when they were leading Kilmarnock at Firhill with just seconds remaining.
However, Killie teenager Robbie Muirhead stunned the home fans when he reacted quickest to score after goalkeeper Paul Gallacher had saved Kris Boyd's penalty.
The late strike stretched Thistle's winless run at home to nine months and Mair, who joined the Jags from St Mirren last week, believes he has the key to turning their fortunes around.
"I can't understand why Thistle have struggled at home all season," he said. "Having seen the way we played against Killie, we should have been out of sight by half-time.
"Maybe we just need to add a bit of ruthlessness in front of goal and be a bit more streetwise. We've got St Johnstone on Tuesday and it's important we learn lessons quickly, especially with where we are in the table.
"It was good to get back to playing on Saturday and to get another 90 minutes under my belt.
"Everything happened for me so quickly last week. I was released by St Mirren on Thursday night, signed for Partick and trained with with boys on Friday before going straight into the game against Killie on Saturday.
"But that is the way you want it, straight into the games. I wouldn't say I'm 100 per cent fit yet but that will come.
"Unfortunately the game has not panned out the way I'd have liked because I felt we deserved the three points. it's a sore one to take."