Accies to retain Antoine-Curier
Hamilton have agreed a deal with Dundee that will see Mickael Antoine-Curier remain at New Douglas Park.
Last Updated: 23/12/09 2:38pm
Hamilton have agreed a deal with Dundee that will see Mickael Antoine-Curier remain at New Douglas Park for the rest of the season.
Antoine-Curier's loan deal had been due to expire on 1st January, but the Accies are now set to keep him until the summer.
Accies boss Billy Reid is now keen to talk with the French hit-man and secure his stay for the remainder of the campaign.
Antoine-Curier joined Hamilton on a six-month loan last summer and has impressed for the SPL club scoring five league goals.
"We've agreed with Dundee to bring him here until the end of the season," Reid said.
"I have just got to agree terms with Mickael Antoine-Curier. I'm hopeful that will go through in the next 48 hours.
"It comes down to finances. He's like every other player, he has ambitions of playing at the highest level he can, and there is nothing the matter with that.
"He has been absolutely brilliant for me. The improvement in him from day one to now is staggering.
"He should have scored more than five goals and I'm sure he will continue to score goals for us."
Reid has also confirmed Hamilton are keen to extend the short-term deal of former Hibernian midfielder Guillaume Beuzelin.
"We are speaking to Guillaume Beuzelin too so hopefully we can maybe do something in the next few days," he continued.
Finally, Reid concedes that it is unlikely ex-player James McCarthy will return on loan from Wigan in January.
The youngster recently admitted he would be willing go out on loan in order to further his career, however, Reid does not think he would come to Scotland.
"That would be a massive boost for myself, young James and the club but I don't think that will happen," he concluded.
"Young James has played in Scotland for three years and I think, for his development, Wigan would much rather him go to an English team and get used to English football.
"That makes sense to me. That's not saying I wouldn't like James McCarthy here, I would love him to be here, but I think if he goes out on loan, he will certainly go to an English team."