East Kilbride will play host to another Thistle – Partick Thistle – this season after it was announced the Maryhill side’s reserve team will play their home matches at K-Park.
Partick Reserves have already played their first game on the surface, having beaten Ayr United 1-0 in a SFL Reserve League match last Tuesday, October 16.
And Jagshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/lb_icon1.png assistant boss Simon Donnelly, who lives in the town, told the News the second string have upped sticks to ensure they beat the winter blues.
He said: “The facilities at K-Park are first class and we know games will be guaranteed to be on throughout the winter because of the surface.
“Last year we had a number of games cancelled due to the weather and when you’re trying to keep players match fit that’s a nightmare scenario.
“We have to say a huge thank you to Paul and James Kean and EKCT who have kindly let us use the facility.”
Donnelly and Thistle’s first-team boss Jackie McNamara are very familiar with the K-Park surface, having played in a star-studded match that officially opened the facility in September 2011.
Monique McAdams, chief executive of East Kilbride Community Trust, added: “It’s brilliant that the people of East Kilbride are getting the chance to watch the many phenomenal football teams now playing at K-Park, ranging from amateur to professional.
“Our kids deserve to be able to see great football being played in their local park as it gives them something to aspire to.”
by Paul Thomson, East Kilbride News