Hamilton defender Shaun Want says he is happy to be back in the starting XI.

The 23-year-old was part of the Accies’ backline once again on Wednesday against Rangers- which was his seventh consecutive start in the Premiership.

Want came in for high praise along with partner Jamie Hamilton after the game for helping to keep the Gers out for a surprise 1-0 win at Ibrox.

Hamilton recorded a brilliant 1-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox on Wednesday (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Brian Rice’s side had started the day bottom of the league after Hearts had beaten Hibs at Easter Road on Tuesday, but responded perfectly against the Light Blues.


It’s Kilmarnock at the Fountain of Youth Stadium up next for the Accies, and victory over Rangers is likely to have the hosts brimming with confidence – and Want’s good form could be key to the club picking up more crucial points.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash, he said: “I’ve been patient all year.

“Sometimes I’ve been left out but I’ve not got my head down, I’ve just kept working hard.

“The gaffer’s told me just to keep patient and then when I get my chance hopefully take it.

Want is pleased his hard work is resulting in more starts (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I’ve done well since I came in so just hope to kick on and just continue that.

“You want to play every single game, but you can’t go with attitude and have your head down and go in huffs and take it badly.

“You just need to keep impressing in training every day and show the gaffer. You’re picked on your own merit – that’s what I’ve done. Hopefully I can continue to do that for the rest of the season.”

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