Partick Thistle 2 - 3 Ross County

Match info: Scottish Premier at Firhill Stadium

Date: 10/05/2014 KO: 12:15 Ref: Att: 4,390

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Partick

Lyle Taylor 51
George Moncur 73

2
vs
3

Ross Co

Jordan Slew 22
Yoann Arquin 48
Melvin De Leeuw 77

FT (ht: 0-1)

  • Last Updated: May 10 2014, 16:27 BST

Post-match reaction to Ross County's 3-2 win over Partick Thistle.

Celebrations for Ross County
Celebrations for Ross County

Jordan Slew scored on the final day of his loan spell at Ross County in the Staggies' 3-2 win over Partick Thistle at Firhill then admitted he would one day like to return to the Scottish Premiership

The 21-year-old Blackburn striker, who had failed to find the net in 19 appearances since arriving in Dingwall in January, shot the visitors into the lead in the 22nd minute before Yoann Arquin added a second three minutes after the interval.

Jags' striker Lyle Taylor reduced the deficit two minutes later and substitute George Moncur, on for Chris Erskine, levelled in the 73rd minute with a drive for his first Thistle goal since arriving on loan from West Ham in the New Year.

However, substitute Melvin de Leeuw, on for Arquin, drove in the winner in the 77th minute with the help of a deflection to take Derek Adams' side into seventh place in the table, with the Jags dropping down to 10th.

Slew said: "I feel fantastic. I'm sad that it didn't come earlier but I am glad to get on the scoresheet and more importantly for us to get the win and finish in seventh.

"I was low in confidence but I knew if I got half a chance I knew I would score because I know what I can do.

"It was a great way to end the season and send the fans home happy.

"I was injured for a long time when I was at Blackburn and coming here and getting the games, I know I have become a better person and a better player.

"The league is very physical , very demanding mentally but enjoyable to play in and I wouldn't mind coming to play in this league again."

Adams was glad to see Slew sign off with a goal.

He said: "I'm delighted for him because he has been great for us and I always thought he would score for us before the end of the season.

"He has worked hard but it just didn't come off for him but he will go back to Blackburn and I'm delighted with his progress."

Adams added: "We finished fifth last season and seventh this year so it is a terrific achievement for a side who was only promoted two seasons ago.

"It makes a big difference and people at the club will be happy because the team have made more money for them.

"They can go on their deckchairs and not worry about it."

Thistle started the day in seventh and manager Alan Archibald admitted the 10th place finish might have been as costly as £200,000 in terms of prize money.

However, the former Jags defender, who revealed his concern that keeper Scott Fox was away to hospital with an ankle injury sustained in a collision with Slew which caused him to be carried off on a stretcher just before the break, said: "I don't know exactly but it won't be far off £200,000 but the other side of the coin is we didn't have it, so we have not lost it.

"It will have an effect, because it may be an extra player, or someone with a bit more quality but we can't dwell on it because we have had a good season.

"If you had offered us the chance to stay up we would have grabbed it without a doubt. "