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    Inverness CT -V- Hamilton - Preview

    Topish v Bottomish


    Hamilton Accies are the visitors to the Caledonian Stadium on Tuesday night at 7:45pm. This game was called off in the aftermath of the passing of Queen Elizabeth on 8th September. We had just come off the back of a dismal three game loss before beating Raith Rovers at Starks Park. That has now turned into a five game winning run of Championship games which has put us top equal on points with Partick Thistle, one of the teams we beat during that run. 



    Venue Pld Won Drn Lst For Agst + / -
    Home 15 5 4 6 25 19 +6
    Away 11 6 2 3 17 13 +4
    Neutral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Total 26 11 6 9 42 32 +10

    It seems that the away side have the edge in fixtures between these sides over the years, but there;s not a lot in it. Recent games show that Accies have the edge although we pumped them 4-0 in the last meeting last season as we warmed up for the play-offs and Accies wound down their season.

    Last 10 Competitive Meetings
    4 - 0
    1 - 1
    1 - 2
    1 - 2
    2 - 1
    0 - 3
    1 - 1
    1 - 1
    1 - 0
    0 - 1


    Pos Team Pld W D L F A Pts
    1. Partick Thistle 10 6 2 2 23 13 20
    2. Inverness CT 10 6 2 2 14 9 20
    3. Ayr United 10 5 2 3 20 13 17
    4. Dundee 11 5 2 4 19 16 17
    5. Morton 11 5 2 4 15 13 17
    6. Queens Park 11 5 2 4 15 19 17
    7. Raith Rovers 10 4 0 6 11 12 12
    8. Cove Rangers 11 3 2 6 14 18 11
    9. Arbroath 10 1 4 5 7 14 7
    10. Hamilton Ac. 10 1 4 5 8 19 7

    Midweek Fixtures (19:45)


    Inverness CT v Hamilton    


     Arbroath v Rovers

    Last Time Out

    After some inept performances, Inverness came away from Stark's Park with all three points. A Scott Allardice penalty and a goal in time added on from Billy Mckay secured the win against a punchless Raith Rovers. Many were doubting if we had the bottle for the battle. Well, we won this fight, but the war will continue and some optimism and confidence will return after this game played without seven injured players. Credit where it's due for this mini turnaround. Here's where we are now. We have since beaten Dundee, Ayr, Partick and Cove for five wins out of five, four of them coming away from home.

    Hamilton over that same period have only picked up one point, a draw at Cove. Of the four defeats, the abyss was a 5-0 thrashing by Morton. However their last game was a narrow 1-2 defeat by League leaders Partick Thistle. The stats will show that Accies created plenty of opportunities against Partick. Queens Park and Dundee were the other winners over Accies. The second Dundee goal came in the 95th minute, so a tough run for John Rankin's side which puts them in bottom place, level on points with the Smokies.

    Latest Team News

    Sutherland, Walsh, Samuels, Welsh and Devine were all missing at Cove. Allardice and MacGregor may well be added to that list now after the bruising affair at Balmoral. We only had six subs last time, story of our season so far.


    Eck's Accies catch-up, unchanged since postponed game

    With ex ICT player John Rankin taking over from outgoing manager Stuart Taylor in the summer break he has taken in some new faces at Hamilton. Rankin spent a season as assistant manager at New Douglas Park and prior managerial experience at Hearts U17 & U18 teams.

    Out are.

    Joe Hilton goalkeeper saw his loan from Blackburn U21 ended after 16 Championship starts last season.

    Backs Mihai Popescu end of loan, Adam McGowan currently on loan to Tranent JFC and Kieran Macdonald away on a free to FC Edinburgh.

    Of the midfield players departed are Ronan Hughes off to East Kilbride and Josh Mullin recalled to Livingston after loan expired.

    David Moyo, centre forward has been transferred to Barrow AFC. Winger Kai Kennedy the perpetual loan player from Rangers FC is now out on loan at Falkirk FC so will not appear against us in the Championship this season.

    Rankins new recruits.

    Michael Doyle a right back arrives from Queens Park FC, no fee involved.

    Three players added to the midfield are Lucas De Bolle on loan from Newcastle FC youth to U 21 level. Another Newcastle youngster is Reagan Thomson in on a free transfer and Jonny Ngandu has signed from the Coventry U21 squad.

    On the left-wing Dario Zanatta previously of the Hearts youth system signed via Raith Rovers FC.

    On loan from Fulham FC is centre forward Jean-Pierre Tiehi. Promoted from Hamilton U18s is Ryan One as an attacking centre forward.

    Accies had four missing last week: De Bolle, Redfern, Spence, Thomson


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