Hamilton midfielder Will Collar has his family coming up from England this week to celebrate Christmas- and his first goal for Accies is something he’s eager to show off.

The midfielder moved north to Brian Rice’s side after a stint with Brighton. So far this term, the ex-Brighton man has made seven Premiership appearances as Accies fight for Premiership survival.

Hamilton battled with Hearts at the weekend. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

His best moment in South Lanarkshire undoubtedly came at the weekend. He scored the winner in a crucial 2-1 win over Hearts, which meant his side kept off bottom over Christmas and sent the Jambos to the basement.

It’s the perfect present for Collar who insists it’s a big step in the direction of where Hamilton want to end up this season.


“Yeah I really enjoyed it,” said Collar after the big win. “The keeper got his hands to it so I was left a bit worried. I was happy though to see that net ripple.

Collar got his first pro goal for Accies at the weekend.

Collar got his first pro goal for Accies at the weekend. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

“It’s massive to be honest. The gaffer drilled into us how big a game it was and we knew that ourselves. For the fans, the staff and ourselves it’s really nice going into Christmas with three points.

“It’s my first professional goal so it was a nice one to get. I feel like it’s been a long time coming and I haven’t played as many games through injury. It’s nice to score at an important time for the club.

“Today’s the day I probably got forward most in any of the games I’ve played. As footballers you do feel the pressure and it’s lovely to be off the bottom going into Christmas as i think it would affect the mood.

Collar’s got the family round for Christmas. (Photo by James Bridle – Southampton FC/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

“I haven’t seen my mum or dad since the last international break. I’ll be putting the goal on repeat when they come up tomorrow!”

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