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Canning understands Accies fans’ frustrations

By March 31, 2016No Comments

By Craig Turnbull

Hamilton Accies boss Martin Canning says he understands the fans’ frustrations this season but says they aren’t getting the results they deserve.

The Accies, who sit in 10th five points ahead of 11th-placed Kilmarnock, let a one-goal lead slip against Partick Thistle before the international break, meaning the club are without a home win in six months much to the ire of the Accies faithful.

“You do try to shut out the jeers but you obviously understand it as well,” Canning said.

“Every fan wants to see their team winning that goes without saying but for us we always knew it was going to be a difficult year.

“We’ve had to punch above our weight and we’ll continue to work hard to make sure we get as many points as we can.”

Before the trip to Pittodrie to face title-challengers Aberdeen on Sunday, where Hamilton haven’t won for six years, Canning remains optimistic of snatching a positive result after recent away victories over Inverness CT and Kilmarnock.

“It’s strange because in recent weeks we’ve actually played reasonably well,” he said.

“Against Partick Thistle we were 1-0 up and looked comfortable in the game. We had a chance to make it two but Eamonn Brophy was just offside and it was tight.

“Then we lost two goals and I don’t think watching the game back Michael McGovern has touched the ball with his hands at any point in the game and he’s conceded two goals from it.

“We know that in this league every game is winnable. You’ve got to make sure you believe that, that’s the key.

“Aberdeen are the same. We know they are a good team they are doing well but we need to believe we can go up there and win.

“I think they’ll be refocused [after losing to Motherwell] and be up for the game.

“Aberdeen have been fantastic this season but the two games we’ve played them we lost 1-0 up there and they got a penalty but we should have taken something from the game.

“I think it was 1-1 down here so both games have been tight and I expect it to be the same on Sunday.”

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