Hamilton appointed former Falkirk assistant Brian Rice as their new head coach on Thursday.

The news was announced on the club’s official Twitter page.

Rice takes over a side struggling on confidence, sitting precariously near the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table.

They are only one point ahead of eleventh placed Dundee, and two points clear of bottom club St Mirren.

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If Rice wants to keep Hamilton up, he needs to hit the ground running.

Starting with Saturday’s massive clash against Dundee at New Douglas Park.

A win for Hamilton would be just the boost the new manager needs.

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It would rally the fans around him, as well as open up a four point gap on Dundee.

It is important for Rice to get the fans onside.

Rice’s predecessor in the job, Martin Canning didn’t always get the backing of the fans.

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Indeed, only last month Canning’s father was involved in an argument with some supporters.

Hamilton have been quick to make some signings that coincided with Rice’s appointment.

George Oakley joined from Inverness and David McMillan signed from St Johnstone.

They could well be involved in the game against Dundee.

It’s the start of a new era at Hamilton under Rice, and a win in his first game in charge would be just the ticket.

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