AYR United boss Lee Bullen says revenge won't be on his players' minds as they prepare to take on Partick Thistle tonight, Tuesday, October 31.

The Honest Men are travelling to Firhill to face Kris Doolan's side at 7.45pm in their second league meeting of the season.

Their previous match earlier in the campaign saw Partick run out resounding 4-0 winners - while their play-off semi-final showdown last campaign ended in a humiliating 8-0 aggregate loss for Bullen's side.

But the Somerset Park boss says that his side will be leaving that in the past as they travel to Maryhill tonight.

He told the Advertiser: “If you continue looking back you’ll never move forward – all you can do is deal with what’s happened in the past.

“It’s a whole new entity, a whole new game, a whole new 90 minutes, everything changes.

“There’s so many aspects to every fixture you play so it’s not a case of revenge, or using that as a motivational tool.

“It’s everything on its own merits and we’ll go up there determined to beat the next team that’s in front of us.”

It has been a quick turnaround for Ayr, who were defeated 1-0 at Somerset Park on Saturday, October 28.

Bullen is confident that his squad can get over that loss and put things right at Firhill.

He commented: “You allow them [the players] Sunday to be disappointed, get that soreness out their psyche.

“There’s nothing worse than players coming in feeling down and seeing staff feeling down so we’ve got to lift them and get them smiling.

“We’ve had a really good and bright training session on Monday morning to get them back on track and get the tiredness out the legs and disappointment out the minds.

“We’re now all prepared to go up there to Firhill and give a good account of ourselves.”