Hamilton Accies midfielder Charlie Trafford says it’s pleasing that the South Lanarkshire dressing room isn’t fully satisfied after their weekend win over Ayr United.

Brian Rice’s side won their second League Cup group stage match 2-1 courtesy of efforts from Marios Ogkmpoe and a fine volley from Trafford. Ayr pushed Accies all the way but in the end the home team grabbed the win.

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Rice’s men got the win. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/Pool via Getty Images)

It was an important one after a shock 2-1 defeat to League Two Annan Athletic the game previous. There was still a ‘hangover’ from that encounter against Ayr as the Canadian talks through his winning goal.

“It was a great ball in from David Templeton,” said Trafford. “It just fell down to me and I put it away and doubled the lead. But we should have gone on and punished them more and closed the game up a bit cleaner.


“There is still a bit of a hangover from the Tuesday result, and we would have liked to have gone on to win a bit better than we did. We know there is more to go and we aren’t satisfied, which I think is a good thing.

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More to come from Hamilton. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It’s not the brightest dressing room still, but we need to come together and start enjoying these wins.

“You lose a game like that on Tuesday, the players and the gaffer get put under pressure, and you win the next game and it’s all forgotten. That’s football.

“There is always that pressure at Hamilton to dig out results because we’re not going to be right at the top of the table. We know the situation we are in and we just need to keep going and build confidence and growing as a group.”

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