It is perhaps unfortunate, then, that he has an abundance of time on his hands before he can rectify his transgressions on a dank night in the north of Glasgow.
Doolan was culpable on more than one occasion as Hibernian somehow escaped Firhill with a 1-0 win in Monday's SPFL Premiership match, the 26-year-old's indecisiveness proving costly as he conspired to fluff two chances when through on goal with the game still tied at 0-0. Yet despite his negligence in attack being a significant factor in Thistle throwing away their best chance of claiming a home league win this season, Doolan remains sanguine about his ability to build on his two goals this term once the international break concludes.
"I will put it [the result] to be the back of my mind," he said. "There is no point in dwelling on it. Nobody feels sorry for us. I don't feel sorry for myself. I have scored plenty of goals but you have to miss as well. I will move on. From the minute I went through [on goal the first time], I had my mind made up where I was going. I probably had too much time. I won't hide from the next one. I will be there to take it."
While the first division champions are not yet disillusioned by their start in the Scottish top flight, there is a danger of a malaise sweeping over the Maryhill club as their inability to kill teams off is becoming an increasingly pertinent problem as the weeks go by. Thistle should have been out of sight against Hibs before Liam Craig netted on 70 minutes, while they have also relinquished the upper hand - and more importantly a lead - in games against Hearts, Kilmarnock, and most recently St Johnstone.
"Once it all clicks, hopefully it will fall into place," said Doolan, whose side face a trip to Inverness next on October 20. "The fans deserve a home win and we are trying our best. We don't look back. We can only move on to the next game."