Accies backed to come good
Dougie Imrie believes that given time Hamilton will turn around their disappointing start to the season.
Last Updated: 24/08/10 12:13pm
Dougie Imrie believes that given time Hamilton will turn around their disappointing start to the SPL season.
The Accies finished a lofty seventh last time around, but have opened the new campaign with back-to-back 4-0 defeats.
Imrie thinks the loss of key personnel to injury and the arrival of numerous summer signings has slightly disrupted Billy Reid's side.
The former Inverness midfielder thinks that once they have a few more back from the treatment room Hamilton will return to winning ways.
"We had a good pre-season but the first few games haven't gone as planned," he told skysports.com. "It's been disappointing for the players.
"We all knows it's our own mistakes that have been at fault for the defeats, so on that front we know how we need improve in order to go on.
"We're only two games into the new season so there are plenty of games to rectify that. The way we finished last season there's no reason why we cannot do that this year.
"We've got a lot of influential players out injured at the moment. I know you can't make excuses, but these players are a big part of Hamilton. For them not to be involved in the early part of the season is a big loss.
"It's difficult for a lot of the new boys who have come in haven't played together. The team needs time to gel as well. I'm sure that once we get our more influential players back we'll be okay."
Hamilton tackle in-form Raith Rovers in the second round of the Co-operative Insurance Cup on Tuesday and Imrie insists Reid's troops will be going for the victory.
"We'll be going up there trying to get the win," he continued. "They've started well so it's going to be a difficult game. If we go up there and apply ourselves then we'll get a result. I'm sure Raith will be up for the challenge."
Imrie and co then tackle his former club Inverness this weekend and while the 27-year-old admits it will be odd being back on his old stomping ground, sentiment will not interfere with his professionalism.
"I'll be difficult, but we're taking it one game at a time. If we go up there and apply ourselves I'm sure we can get something. It'll be strange for me going back as I had two years there, but I'll enjoy it. Hopefully we'll come back with the three points."