PARTICK THISTLE are still hopeful of signing Mitch Austin in the next 48 hours despite a hold-up in signing off his medical. 

The Australian winger underwent his medical in Glasgow on Friday, and was expected to sign with the Firhill club thereafter.

The signing was delayed however due to some bruising around the player's knee, sustained in his last game for Sydney FC at the end of last season. 

As the player has previously suffered an ACL injury in his career, Thistle requested and received the scans of the affected area from Australia, which are now being inspected by a specialist in Glasgow. 

Sources close to the club say though that they still expect the deal to go through in the next couple of days.