Brian Graham will look to find a solution that enables him to play for Partick Thistle against Arbroath on March 23rd and also lead out the Firhill women’s side into the Sky Sports Cup final.

With both games scheduled for the same day, the 36-year-old is keen that there is a switch of dates to facilitate both of his commitments. 

The women’s team will play Rangers at Tynecastle after their 2-0 win over Hibs set them up for their first ever appearance in a women’s national final. It is the first time any team from Partick Thistle has been in a major final for 53 years.

And Graham is not of a mind to miss it.  "They have got to change it," he said. 

"We play on a Sunday all the time. It is just not possible for us to play on Saturday at 3pm. There is no way I am missing the chance to get to lead my girls out at a cup final."

His side prevailed against Hibs yesterday after goals from Linzi Taylor and Rosie Slater.

The dismissal of Leah Eddie meant Hibs were reduced to ten players for more than half of the game.

Jorian Baucom hit the crossbar late on but Thistle were fairly comfortable against the Leith side. 

Rangers beat Celtic 3-2 on Friday night to book their place in the final with Rio Hardy netting a 95th minute penalty to send them through. 

The Ibrox side – unbeaten so far this season- are keen to retain the trophy but Graham has insisted that Thistle are capable of causing an upset.

"Every year since I have been involved with them they have made history," he said. "I knew we were going to win today, I had that feeling.

"We saw the Partick Thistle fight in them today. The crowd were excellent and I think the girls really enjoyed it.

"On a day like this it is about rolling up your sleeves and digging in for your teammates. We have got talent in the dressing room but we knew given the weather it was not going to be a football match.

"I do not think my girls get the plaudits they deserve, people are talking about the top six but we are closing to fourth position than we are to seventh. 

"We believe we can win any game no matter who it is against. That is credit to my group of players."