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The defender has suffered a series of knocks this season which have kept him out of the first XI, but he started at left back in Glasgow in his first league appearance of the campaign after Jason Talbot picked up an injury.
A Conrad Balatoni effort and Kenny Deuchar own goal gave the Jags a 2-0 lead that Deuchar himself halved on half-time, but it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat for Bollan’s men.
And MacDonald knows the side needs to stop gifting easy goals to the opposition if they are to pick up all three points at bottom-of-the-table Raith Rovers tomorrow.
He said: “It was great to be back playing again against Thistle, even if I’m still a bit short of match sharpness, but I know that’ll obviously take time with being out for a while.
“I don’t feel I offered as much as I can but it was fantastic to be involved with the first team again.
“I thought it was the sort of game we could have won on another day. The pitch was pretty heavy and the conditions weren’t great but that’s the same for both teams.
“What was disappointing was that we gifted Thistle a couple of soft goals. We’ve given teams goals quite easily lately while we’re being made to work hard for ours and you’re always up against it when that happens.”
Saturday sees the Lions travel to Kirkcaldy to face struggling Raith, but with the First Division packed tightly from second to last place Livi in fifth spot sit only four points ahead of John McGlynn’s men.
MacDonald added: “Saturday is going to be a very tough game. There aren’t any easy games. Even though Raith are bottom there is very little between the sides in the division.
“You go into every game looking to try to win because of that, and if you have a few of your players having a good day you’re more than likely going to pick up three points. In saying that, if you have a few guys not at their best then you’ll probably lose. That’s the nature of the league we’re in and we know how tight it is.”