Hamilton skipper Darian MacKinnon has signed a new deal to keep him with the Accies until 2020 and it is the perfect boost for Brian Rice’s side before Rangers visit on Sunday.
MacKinnon has hit 13 goals in 234 games for the Accies and the 33-year-old is a big figure in the Hamilton dressing room.
After losing their first game under new boss Brian Rice last weekend against Hibs, securing their skipper to a long-term deal is a great bit of news.
The 33-year-old didn’t start playing senior football until he was 26 after joining Hamilton from Clydebank in 2012.
He’s also taken on a role with the Academy and coaches the Under-16 side with Dougie Imrie.
The Accies currently sit five points ahead of St. Mirren at the foot of the league table with 12 games to go.
MacKinnon will be a big part of their drive to avoid relegation and he’ll be hoping for a big performance at the weekend.
The visit of Steven Gerrard’s side will pose a massive test for Hamilton but they’ll be hopeful of a surprise result against the Gers.
With so much at stake for Hamilton going into the final weeks of the campaign, they can’t afford any mistakes as they aim to retain their top-flight status.