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Manager Billy Reid has no plans to exit Hamilton Accies

Hamilton Accies manager Billy Reid
Reid's side have had an impressive second season in the SPL

Billy Reid played down suggestions he might move to a new club after his Hamilton Accies side secured seventh place in the Scottish Premier League.

"I would love to keep this squad together, I think we've come a long, long way since the start of the season," said the Hamilton manager.

"I've not any aspirations to move at the moment; I enjoy working at the football club.

"You never know what's round the corner but I've got a job to do next season."

The 3-2 win over St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park took Accies above Saints in the table and Reid was delighted to finish as the highest bottom-six club.

"I've got to look at my own squad and say what an effort this season," Reid said.

Everybody in that dressing-room gives me 100%

Hamilton Accies manager Billy Reid

"We went into the split and I think we were six points behind St Johnstone and five behind Aberdeen.

"Our motivation was always to look above us.

"As a manager, I want to be organised and I want my players to give me everything.

"I played that way as a player and I'll back my players to the hilt as long as they give me everything.

"Everybody in that dressing-room gives me 100% - I can't ask for any more."

The game saw Accies hold a 2-0 half-time lead courtesy of goals by Mark McLaughlin and Dougie Imrie.

Saints battled back with Murray Davidson and Liam Craig netting, but James Wesolowski grabbed a late winner for the visitors.

"Even at 2-0 up, I said to the players at half-time, 'This game's not finished. They'll keep coming at you, coming at you', and that's what they did," he added.

"All credit to them, they've had a fantastic season. But I think you've seen the spirit of Hamilton Accies as well."



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St Johnstone 2-3 Hamilton
08 May 10 |  Scottish Premier


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