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Partick Thistle secure training ground funding

Partick Thistle are set to receive £4m funding to help build their first-ever dedicated training ground.

Partick have secured a top-six finish in the Scottish Premiership this season and hope the new training ground will help to secure future honours.

Partick Thistle Managing Director, Ian Maxwell, said he thinks it could help keep the club at the top end of the table."I think it gives us that opportunity," he said "It is an amazing thing to be able to announce and I don't think the club will truly understand the difference it is going to make until we are 10-15 years down the line and we can see the benefits."

No site has yet been agreed for the project they hope to have it up-and-running within two years.

"It will be Glasgow or the Greater Glasgow area," said Maxwell. He also pointed out that city rivals Celtic and Rangers both already have out-of-town facilities. "It doesn't necessarily have to be Maryhill or anywhere near the stadium."

Partick chairman, David Beattie, said it had been "a long-term ambition of the club" to house their first-team, youth and women's teams in one facility. "The money we currently spend on facilities around Glasgow will be used to service our lease and costs at the new ground," he said.

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