Accies focussing on Inverness clash

Inverness may be on a Ladbrokes Premiership life-support system but Hamilton boss Martin Canning has stressed that they will battle no harder for survival than his Accies side.

With four fixtures remaining, Caley Thistle are seven points behind second-bottom Motherwell whom Hamilton lead only on goal difference ahead of their visit to the Highlands on Saturday.

Inverness’ 4-0 drubbing by local rivals Ross County last Friday left them in critical condition, but after the setback of a 2-0 home defeat to Kilmarnock on Saturday, Canning was keen to point out that Accies are also in a precarious position.

He said: “So we are fighting for our lives. That is the mindset. It is no more important to Inverness than it is to us.

“We need to make sure that we do our job. It is not about the position that they are in, it is about the position that we are in.

“We need the three points and that has got to be our full focus.

“If we go up there and don’t get a positive result it puts us in a bad position, having lost on Saturday as well.

“We are disappointed to have lost that, for whatever reason Kilmarnock seem to have a good record here and we can’t seem to change it.

“So it is all-out for wins. It is that time of the season where you have to forget the opposition and what it means to anybody else because it means that much to you.

“Three points throughout the course of the season means a lot at any time but when games are running out they mean even more.

“So it is all about three points for us now.”

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