Hamilton’s decision to name Brian Rice as their new head coach looks to be working a treat so far, as he has picked up four points in his first two games.
After gaining a vital point against Dundee in his first game in charge, Rice’s side defeated St Johnstone 2-1 in his second game as head coach.
A George Oakley double was enough to secure the points and move the Accies clear of both Dundee and St Mirren.
Perhaps under previous boss Martin Canning, Accies would have folded after St Johnstone equalised. But they regrouped and picked up a well-deserved win.
It is still early days for Rice at New Douglas Park, but the signs look good that he will be able to keep Hamilton up for another year, against all the odds.
The real test will come for him later in the month, when Hamilton face a trio of difficult games. They travel to Hibernian and Aberdeen and take on Rangers at home.
Most Hamilton fans would be delighted to pick up two points from those games, but even that might be a stretch. Staying ahead of Dundee and St Mirren in the table will be all that matters.
For the moment though, the fans at New Douglas Park should be delighted with Rice’s start to the job.