Another game, another top performance from Middlesbrough centre-back Sam Stubbs, currently on loan at Hamilton Accies.

Stubbs moved from the Riverside to South Lanarkshire on a season-long loan during the summer. Since then he has turned in a number of impressive performances, his most recent in a 0-0 draw with St Mirren.

Accies have had a steady start. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He’s been top class for Brian Rice’s men.

Middlesbrough have a top player in Stubbs

So far, Stubbs has made six appearances for Accies. They have had some tough fixtures in that time, including matches against Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Celtic and a trip to Hearts.

The centre-half has arguably been Rice’s best man so far this term. He dominates the air and is very strong in the tackle too. The 20-year-old looks like he has been playing the game for years.

A tidy defender. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Against St Mirren the defender was part of a collective effort that shut out a pretty tame Buddies side. Stubbs helped Accies thwart every St Mirren attack as they held on for a decent point.

This is only the beginning of his loan, so he will get better. That is an exciting prospect for Hamilton fans, as so far, he is already playing to a very high level.

Middlesbrough will be very pleased with Stubbs’ progress in the SPFL.

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