PREVIEW | Hamilton v Saints

Saints head to South Lanarkshire tomorrow evening for a midweek clash with Hamilton Accies in the Ladbrokes Premiership in what is the 2nd of three games in a week for Tommy Wright's men.

The two sides will meet for the fourth time this season with Saints having come out on top in the three previous meetings. Just last month goals from Jason Kerr and Tony Watt gave the club a 2-0 win against Accies at McDiarmid Park in the Scottish Cup 4th Round.

Looking ahead to tomorrow night's match, the manager was feeling positive about the way his team performed on Sunday despite going down 2-0 at home to league leaders Celtic.

"I think we were much better on Sunday," he said, "we said we had to be better on the ball and I think we definitely improved in that aspect.

"We had two or three clear opportunities to score and in the end we were punished for our own mistakes.

"We can take positives out of the match but ultimately at the end of the day it's a defeat.

"However we're not going to let two defeats against the best team in the country affect how we're feeling about our season. We've got to leave both games behind us and our attention is now firmly focused on Hamilton tomorrow."

With a tough run of games coming up including the Scottish Cup trip to Celtic Park and a league fixture at Ibrox, the manager insists that he's taking it one game at a time and that all he's interested in is three points.

"Everybody looks at the run of fixtures we've got thinking we're going to find it tough," Tommy said.

"You've got to play these teams at some point and when you get a tough run of games you've got to remain positive.

"As the manager of this club I go into every game, no matter who we play, expecting three points.

"We deal with each game as it comes and go into every match looking for a victory."

In the three previous meetings this season Accies were led by Martin Canning however there will be a new face in the dugout on Wednesday.

"I always thought Martin did a great job at Hamilton with the resources he had," said the manager, "so I think he's unfortunate to lose his job.

"It's interesting because Hamilton seem to be trying to reinvent themselves a bit with a new style of football although I always thought they tried to play football under Martin as well.

"In Sunday's game they pushed their full-backs higher up the pitch and passed the ball a bit shorter but they still have a physical presence up top too.

"It's our job tomorrow to not allow them to play their game and make it a difficult night for them."

Tommy revealed that he has no new injury concerns for tomorrow night with Drey Wright the only senior player not in full training.

"Scott Tanser came through the Celtic game and he's fine and Chris Kane is back in training so it's only Drey out now.

"The injury situation has cleared up nicely and we've got Brian Easton back in full training which is great.

"He's been making a point to me that he's been in the winning sides in training and he's raring to go. We just need to get him some match sharpness with some games in the Reserves and build him up from there."


Tomorrow night's match at the Hope CBD Stadium is a 7:45PM kick-off.

LIVE video broadcast of the match will NOT be available tomorrow night but there will be LIVE Audio Coverage for Saints TV subscribers in the UK/IRE and Internationally.

The full match replay and highlights will be available on the channel shortly after the match.