Martin Canning on how Hamilton will rebuild
Martin Canning is well aware of how big a rebuilding job is needed at Hamilton Accies but has appealed for patience.
Ali Crawford, David Templeton, Danny Redmond, Lewis Ferguson, Darren Jamieson, Xavier Tomas, Georgios Sarris and George Scott all left the club on Monday and the Hamilton Advertiser understands there will be more to follow.
The 3-0 defeat at Motherwell on Saturday showed me that there is a lot of work to do over the summer to get this squad ready to compete in the Premiership again for another season.
When you look at that game, we need to have more experienced players on the pitch. We had Xavier Tomas, Kenny van der Weg, Darian MacKinnon and Dougie Imrie – from there it’s inexperienced kids. These boys need good, solid pros around them that are doing their job properly and playing well and, hopefully, they can thrive off of them.
Given the turnaround in players this season, it has been a real shift, with Michael Devlin, Greg Docherty, Grant Gillespie, Louis Longridge, Lewis Ferguson going – guys who have been at the club for a long time and know what it’s all about.