Hamilton manager Brian Rice has insisted nothing has really changed at the club, following a really positive past week.

The Accies have boosted their survival hopes by winning back-to-back games in the Premiership.

Last week, they upset the odds to beat Rangers 1-0 at Ibrox, which was all the more impressive given Hearts had won at Hibs the night before to put the pressure on, and last weekend they defeated Kilmarnock by the same scoreline.

Rice suggests no significant changes have led to Hamilton’s recent upturn (Photo by Ben Banks)

Following St Mirren’s win over Hearts last night, Rice’s side are back down to 11th, but things are now extremely tight at the bottom.

Just two points separate Hamilton from St Mirren and Ross County, with Hearts now cut adrift somewhat at the bottom following their Wednesday defeat.

 

They have certainly given themselves a fighting chance with their past couple of results, and Rice acknowledges his side are in a positive moment.

He said: “The last two results have been huge for us. Three clean sheets in a row, two last week, that’s something we strive for.

Hamilton go in search of a third straight win against Ross County this weekend (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“We get the plaudits for winning, but we’re also talking here about the clean sheets and trying to build on that.

“I don’t think anything’s changed apart from us getting one or two back from injury and bolstering the squad and giving us a few more options.

“There hasn’t really been a dramatic, magical change, it’s just that we’re getting numbers back a bit and the squad is looking stronger, and the competition for places is creeping back up again.”

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