The 36-year old Jags boss, who retired as a player last year, filled in for Thistle's U20s in a 2-2 draw with St Johnstone but says he has no plans to pull on the boots permanently.
"It was good to get back out there. I think it was the first time in a year," he said.
"We had a wee bit of a crisis with our centre-halves in the 20s. I just thought I would help them out.
"I don't know if I really helped them out to be honest, I think I was to blame for two goals."
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