Partick Thistle have changed their club name and crest amid the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

In a club statement the Firhill side revealed they will be doing everything they can to help support Jags supporters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of their commitment, the club have decided to change their name to Partick Thistle Family Club and have altered their crest accordingly.

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The club say the updated club crest will be used to promote the message that the badge ‘belongs to us all and is free for fans to use and share and to know and show that we are all part of the Thistle family’.

In practical terms the club will strive to look after the full Thistle family in ways such as staying in touch, making direct calls to elderly supporters, offering more entertainment through watching past games, increasing online engagement, providing community information, bringing players closer to the fans, delivering fun activities, providing keep fit tips and more.

Thistle chairman Jacqui Low said: “It’s hard to find the words to do justice to the potential impact of this crisis. However, nothing is more important than people’s health and wellbeing. Nothing is more important than the welfare of our supporters.

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“Isolation is a troubling word – we don’t want any fan to suffer and feel socially disconnected. So our message to our family of supporters is clear: your football club is your family and we will be there for you.”

While Firhill boss Ian McCall added: “It was a special pull which brought me back to Firhill and it’s a special feeling that all supporters have for our club.

“Our fans have been there for us through thick and thin. Now they need their club more than ever – especially those vulnerable, elderly, most worried or living alone. I am united with everyone else at the club in saying that we will be doing everything in our power to help the entire Thistle family and make sure we all get through this together.”