By Austin Benson
Striker Andrew Ryan believes his friendship with David Moyo on the pitch helped the pair during their fantastic performance in yesterday’s 4-0 victory over Partick Thistle.
Speaking after the match, he said: “We get on very well, off and on the pitch, he (Moyo) brings something different, his game is totally different to my game. In the time we have played together this season, we’ve either scored, or we’ve been threatening up there.
“Today was a bit different, I was playing in and around him, sometimes I am playing out wide but I think we work well when we are on the pitch together. I think the competition to score is a healthy one, right now I am slightly ahead but both of us will be doing all we can to make sure we take our chances when they come.”
After a brace in yesterday’s match Ryan was delighted to give the traveling support a day to remember.
He said: “Today was a great result but performance as well. Personally to get two goals is great but to get three points and give the fans something to cheer about is fantastic. They have been really supportive of me since I came back here.”
The goals take his league tally to 9 and with two fantastic finishes Ryan hopes this can be the platform to finish the season strongly.
He said: “The goalmouth is particularly bobbly and slippery, I knew when the ball was coming in, so I decided to take a touch and with a bit of composure, I’d put the ball in the back of the net. The second came at a good time for us just after half time and allowed us to kick on.
“We are closing in on the home stretch but personally for me and collectively as a team we want to take this momentum in to next week. We have a home game and want to make that advantage count and collect all three points.”
However, Ryan insists the mentality of the team will not change as they go in to the match.
He said: “Every time we go on to the pitch there is an expectation of us to give our all. That is always and should always be the case. Every game there is pressure on us to deliver for the supporters and today we did that. They have stuck by us and we were delighted to give them a performance they deserve.
“We don’t want to get caught up thinking any further ahead than next week. Queen of the South are another tough test for us and it is up to us to give the supporters a performance they can be proud of.”