PARTICK Thistle manager Gary Caldwell admits that players of the pedigree of Kris Boyd and Kenny Miller 'will always be welcome at Partick Thistle', providing they still have the hunger to score goals and bring success to the club.

Caldwell is looking to strengthen his attacking options for next season after losing Scott McDonald and following the controversial decision not to offer club legend Kris Doolan a new deal this week.

He has been linked with moves for the experienced pair of Boyd and Miller, and he admits that he would be interested in bringing the players to Firhill if their mentalities were right.

“Boydy is a player that I know, and if his head is in it and he wants to do it, and he wants to keep playing then he will score goals at this level," Caldwell said. "It’s not even a question.

“The reality looking at his career is that he will score goals, so it’s about whether he wants to come here and buy into what we are trying to do.

“People of that quality will always be welcome at Partick Thistle. The experience helps, but the question is whether they want to do it. Do they have the drive and the mentality to keep playing and keep doing it, because it’s not easy.

“If they have, then it’s a no-brainer.”

Meanwhile, HeraldSport understands that Thistle have knocked back a bid potentially worth almost a million pounds for promising teenager Aidan Fitzpatrick. 

The club are also awaiting answers on contract offers from various first-team players, including an offer to Christie Elliott that will make him the highest paid player at the club.

An exclusive in-depth interview with Thistle manager Caldwell on the decision to release Doolan and his rebuilding plans at the club can be read here at 10.30 tonight.