Blair Spittal leaves Dundee United for Partick Thistle because the Jags are ‘on the up’ after top-six finish

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BLAIR SPITTAL insists he has joined a club ‘on the up’ after penning a two-year deal with Partick Thistle.

The 21-year-old was out of contract this summer with Dundee United after three years at Tannadice and admits he jumped at the chance to return to the Premiership with the Jags in the wake of their top-six finish.

Also linked with Dundee, Spittal said: “My contract had run out at Dundee United and so I assessed the options and my representative let me know about interest from Thistle, and I wanted to come here straight away.

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“It’s a club that’s on the up, so I’m delighted to be here.

“Having played against them in the past, the brand of football that the club has played over the last couple of years is something that interests me, the type of player I am.

“Once I knew the interest, I always wanted to come here.”

Spittal joined United from Queen’s Park in 2014 and played over 100 times for the Tangerines.

GOALS

He finished last term in impressive form in front of goal, scoring five times in six games as he tried to inspire the club to play-off success.

But, having gone 45 games before that without scoring, it is a part of his game he is hopeful of improving on at Firhill.

He added to Jagzone: “I hadn’t scored before that in the season, which was quite frustrating, because I see goals in my game.

“But at the end of the season it started to come to fruition and hopefully I can carry that on to the new season.

“I’m really looking forward to it. Hopefully I can hit the ground running at the start of the season and take it from there.”

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