Stephen O'Donnell insists survival is Partick Thistle's only target
Partick Thistle have now won three home games, more than they managed all of last season.
Stephen O'Donnell says Partick Thistle are not getting ahead of themselves despite greatly improving on their home record from last season.
The 3-1 win over Motherwell on Saturday saw the Jags claim their third home win of the campaign - more than they managed in all of last season - moving Alan Archibald's side up to seventh place in the Premiership.
O'Donnell scored one and set up another but he is well aware that they failed to maintain their early-season promise a year ago and ended up in a battle to avoid a relegation play-off.
"It's always tough in this division," the full-back said. Last season five or 10 games in we thought we had a real chance of pushing up.
"We were playing some great football, we were five minutes from wins, five minutes from draws, we were losing sloppy goals and we thought, if we just cut them out we could push up the league and maybe get into the top six.
"But it didn't materialise. We weren't as good come Christmas time, but fortunately we stayed up.
"This season, to be honest, again I'm hoping we stay up.
"I think we can build on it but unless you do your talking on the pitch, there is no point telling you we are going to be pushing because we need to make sure every week we are going out and working as hard as we did against Motherwell."