The midfielder had fallen out of favour - and fitness - during the tenure of Pat Fenlon but has started the last two matches under Butcher. Now manager of Thistle, Archibald is wary of the threat which will be posed by his erstwhile Firhill team-mate tomorrow, but believes that Cairney's ability will also allow him to win the hearts of Hibs supporters.
"I think Terry likes that type of player," said the Thistle manager. "He is a cheeky wee chappy and gives you that wee bit of creativity. I think Hibs fans like players like Paul; they like the Chic Charnleys, the Franck Sauzees, guys who give them something a bit different."