KRIS Doolan believes that the settled Partick Thistle players can take advantage of the managerial turmoil at Kilmarnock in Saturday’s crunch clash at the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill.

Killie are currently without a permanent manager since parting ways with Lee McCulloch last week, while Thistle have stood firmly behind their own manager Alan Archibald.

And even if the visitors appoint a new boss before the weekend, Doolan believes that the fact the Jags players know exactly what their boss is expecting from them will give them the edge.

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“I would imagine that Kilmarnock having sacked their manager there will be a bit of turmoil, and it’s up to us to capitalise on that,” Doolan said.

“We obviously have to be wary if they do appoint a new manager before the game because they will probably get a lift.

“But I think it’s better to have our situation rather than have all the chopping and changing. We have stood by our manager and we get through these sticky situations and come out the other side stronger.

“We will be ready to take advantage of any uncertainty on the Kilmarnock side, and we will be ready to go for them the second that whistle goes.”