Partick Thistle v Kilmarnock: Brandon Haunstrup says getting fans back in is crucial

Brandon Haunstrup admits he can’t wait to see fans flock back through the turnstiles.

The Kilmarnock defender says there’s nothing worse than fans being locked out of games, but is delighted restrictions will be lifted from Monday.

Unfortunately, Killie fans won’t be able to attend the Championship clash at Firhill on Friday night due to a 500 cap, but as of next week full houses will be permitted.

And Haunstrup reckons it was the right call.

He said: “It’s a massive one for everyone involved in football, even before I was playing the game I was going as a fan. The buzz you get around games is massive.

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“With the period that has been going on it’s tough, so when you can get to games it’s great, especially the fans who are looking forward to the weekend, it gives some people the buzz they need to get through the week.

“It’s massive for a boost to your self-esteem and mental health, something to look forward to at the weekend is crucial.”

Haunstrup is eyeing victory in Glasgow which would see his side head to the top of the Scottish Championship.

But he says the most important thing is bagging three points against a rival and kickstarting a consistent run of victories.

He said: “Yeah absolutely, we want to win every game. We beat Queen of the South and now we want to beat Partick, that’s what our aim will be, getting back on the bus with three points.

“Any part of the season that you can get a run of form going is massive, the main thing is game by game and accumulating those points.

“I’m sure the fans would love to see it [going top], but being top of the league this weekend isn’t what we are thinking about, three points is the main thing on Friday.”

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