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Joel Thomas to rejoin Hamilton as Marvin Andrews exits

By John Barnes

Joel Thomas and Marvin Andrews
Thomas is back at New Douglas Park as Andrews is leaving the club

Joel Thomas will rejoin Hamilton on loan until May from Colchester United once approval is given by Fifa, while the club have released Marvin Andrews.

Thomas joined Colchester in the summer for £125,000 but has made only seven appearances for the League One side.

The 22-year-old Frenchman said: "It will be very good for me to go back and I hope that I will do well there.

"There have been times where I think I shouldn't have left, but I think I have also been unfortunate at Colchester."

Thomas joined Hamilton initially in August 2008 after a period at German club Kaiserslautern.

The people responsible for directing abuse at the players and management will be found and banned from attending any future games

Hamilton Accies chairman
Ronnie MacDonald

He made 29 appearances, mainly from the substitutes' bench, for the Scottish Premier League side last season, scoring once.

Trinidad and Tobago international Andrews had arrived at New Douglas Park in the summer after helping Raith Rovers win the Division Two title last season.

However, the 34-year-old former Rangers and Livingston defender only played two matches for Accies this season and was loaned out to First Division promotion hopefuls Queen of the South.


He played twice for the Dumfries outfit during December and had wanted to extend his stay at Palmerston Park only to be told to return to Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Accies stress that newspaper reports suggesting that Cork City midfielder Billy Dennehy was to be given a trial are untrue.

And club chairman Ronnie MacDonald has promised to take action against fans who directed abuse at manager Billy Reid and players after Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock.

"We would take this opportunity to thank those true fans who have contacted the club with information on the identity of several idiots who directed foul and abusive language at the players and management," he told his club website.

"Such behaviour has no place within our club and will not be tolerated. The people responsible will be found and banned from attending any future games at New Douglas Park."

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see also
Hamilton turn down McArthur offer
27 Jan 10 |  Hamilton
Prutton set to stay at Colchester
27 Jan 10 |  Colchester
Hamilton 0-0 Kilmarnock
26 Jan 10 |  Scottish Premier
Barnet seal Lockwood loan deal
22 Jan 10 |  Barnet
Knudsen relishes Colchester move
21 Jan 10 |  Colchester
Queens sign ex-Accies man Knight
19 Jan 10 |  Queen of the South
Hamilton release Knight and Welsh
14 Jan 10 |  Hamilton
Queen of the South sign Andrews
29 Jan 10 |  Queen of the South
Thomas keen to grasp U's chance
22 Jul 09 |  Colchester

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