Dougie Imrie urges Hamilton to stick together despite sticky patch

Hamilton midfielder Dougie Imrie admits individual errors have cost them this year – but he knows only a collective approach can solve the problem.

Accies have conceded 15 goals and lost all five games since the winter break with the latest a 5-3 defeat by Rangers when even the normally-reliable Gary Woods was culpable as he fumbled Josh Windass’ strike into his net.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s visit of Partick Thistle, Imrie said: “It’s obviously disappointing, especially scoring three goals against Rangers at home, you would expect to take something from the game. But when you are conceding five at the other end, you are not giving yourself an opportunity to get points.

“As players, we need to stop the individual errors, they are killing us at the moment. But it’s a team game, we are all as one, so we will take it in the neck and try and stop them as a team.

“Maybe at the top end of the park we can stop something up there that doesn’t get to the other end for these things to happen. We are all in it together and we will stick together.”

Accies will need to sort their form out quickly to avoid being further drawn into relegation trouble. They sit in the play-off spot one point behind Thistle, but have two games in hand on their next opponents.

Imrie said: “We have good, good players in this squad. For whatever reason at the moment it’s just not clicking but that will come back. We have been in this situation before this season and came back and went six undefeated.”

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