Ayr United manager Jim Duffy says his side switched off at the end of the match, as they lost 4-0 to Partick Thistle at the weekend.

The Honest Men went into the Scottish Championship match keen to avenge the 4-0 defeat they suffered to Thistle at Firhill last month.

However, they were stunned in the first half at Somerset Park by two quick fire goals from the away side.

In the 29th minute, Partick took the lead when Ross Docherty’s deflected free kick wrong footed Aidan McAdams and spun into the back of the net.

Two minutes later the away side had doubled their advantage, Kyle Turner’s cross being volley into the back of the net by Brian Graham.

Graham then bagged his second of the match, late on in the second half, heading in Ciaran McKenna’s cross.

Thistle sub Shea Gordon then rounded off the scoring in injury time to extend Ayr’s winless run to five matches.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Duffy said: “It was an extremely disappointing result, there is no shying away from that.

“As much as I thought the scoreline did not represent the overall game, nevertheless it was the scoreline.

“For good parts of the game we actually played really well.

“In the first half, we made two pretty poor errors in two minutes and that allowed Thistle to dictate the second half.

“In the second half, we tried to get back into the game and we had a great chance at the start of the half which we did not take.

“Again, I thought we competed pretty well up until the last few moments.

“I am not sure if we thought the game was finished then and switched off but Thistle took advantage.”

Next up for Ayr is a away trip to take on Dunfermline Athletic, with Duffy hoping to have a returning player to the squad for the trip to East End Park.

Duffy said:”I think Aaron Muirhead has a chance of being available again.

“Whether it is to start the match or not we will have to wait and see.”