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Partick v Motherwell preview

Partick Thistle boss Alan Archibald is likely to name an unchanged squad for the Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell on Sunday.

Thistle are hoping to build on 0-0 draw against Inverness Caley on Boxing Day when they face another side challenging for second place.

Isaac Osbourne (ankle) and fellow midfielder Sean Welsh (groin) are still absent for the Glasgow club though.

Another Thistle midfielder, Gary Fraser, still has two matches of his nine-game suspension to serve as a result of violent conduct in an U20 fixture against Dunfermline.

Motherwell will be without Shaun Hutchinson for the Firhill clash, as the defender serves his latest suspension.

But fellow central defender Stephen McManus is expected to return after he missed Thursday's 1-0 victory at Aberdeen because of an ankle injury.

Goalkeeper Lee Hollis (ankle) and striker Lee Erwin (knee)is still unavailable for the visitors though.