By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gers boss Alex McLeish, absent for the day, opted to shuffle his pack and the players given the chance to shine did not disappoint.
Steven Thompson tapped home the opener following neat play involving Mikel Arteta, Chris Burke and Alan Hutton.
Gavin Rae made the points safe with a goal four minutes into the second half.
Partick remain bottom and their hopes of avoiding the drop are only mathematical.
The points were shared in the other three SPL games on Saturday.
Dunfermline are looking to secure fourth place but they were forced to settle for a point from their home clash with Dundee United.
Greg Shields put Dunfermline in front moments before the break, but they were pegged back when David McCracken netted with 25 minutes remaining.
Hearts seem set fair to secure third spot, but will be disappointed at being held at home by Livingston.
Kevin McKenna fired Hearts in front early on, but Livi dug deep and their persistence was rewarded with a leveller from Colin McMenamin with 17 minutes remaining.
A last minute goal from Steven Milne denied Hibernian a win from their trip to Dundee.
Steve Lovell had Dundee in front, but Derek Riordan squared the match at the interval.
Riordan netted a penalty to put Hibs ahead on 50, but Milne popped up in injury time to pinch a point for Dundee.