Hamilton Academical first team coach Guillaume Beuzelin has hailed David Templeton after an impressive showing in a 1-1 draw with St Mirren, just a matter of days after his switch from Burton Albion.

After a substitute appearance in the defeat to Celtic at the weekend, Templeton was drafted into the starting XI for the midweek Premiership basement battle in Paisley.

Templeton recently completed the switch from EFL League One to the Scottish Premiership. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It was the 31-year-old who opened the scoring, too, with a very well taken effort in the 25th minute.

After a knockdown from Marios Ogkmpoe, he took two touches to control, before arrowing a sweetly struck shot into the bottom left corner.

It wasn’t just his goal that caught the eye, though. Playing in an advanced role, he was at the centre of everything for an Accies side who dominated the first half.

Templeton was replaced in the 65th minute as the visitors looked to shut up shop, but Beuzelin sang his praises after the game.

“Very pleased,” he said of the new signing’s contribution. “We had a game plan for him to be at the top of the diamond and to not have too many defensive duties.”

“We know when you get him the ball, he’s a threat. We’re delighted to have him.

“He gives something different. He’s a spark, a creator, who can obviously score as well.

“He is a massive add for us, but the others need to be on the same page as him and we need to control games better.”

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