Partick Thistle's board have spoken out after EuroMillions winner Colin Weir pulled his financial backing of the club.

Millionaire Weir withdrew his cash input in the Firhill outfit over uncertainties regarding the club's potential new ownership.

Now the club's directors have told of their disappointment at the loss of funding from Mr Weir.

But they praised his "transformational" contribution to the club over the years.

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The statement, in full, read: "The Board of Directors at Partick Thistle Football Club was extremely disappointed to hear that Colin Weir was withdrawing his financial support for the Club and the Academy. 

"The impact and contribution to the Club from both Colin and Christine Weir, since their first involvement in the Thistle Weir Youth Academy in 2013, has been nothing short of transformational and the Board wishes to place on record its sincere thanks for everything that they have done for the Club over many years.

"The current Board and Management of the Football Club are already working to put plans in place to ensure this does not mean an end to the fantastic work being done in our Academy and with our Women’s team.

"The Board of Directors acknowledges the feelings of our support at this pivotal stage of our development and will endeavour to update supporters on plans going forward at the earliest opportunity. 

"A return to the Premiership for next season remains our collective aim, to achieve this every aspect of the Club must remain focused on ensuring we have a successful team on the pitch. 

"To that end, we would ask all our supporters to get fully behind the team on Friday evening for our first home Championship match of the season against Dundee United."