Brian Rice has said he won’t pin the blame on anyone after watching his Hamilton side fall to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of St Mirren.

A second half strike from Cammy MacPherson handed the Buddies their first away win of the season. It’s a poor result for Hamilton that has moved them below the Paisley side and into the relegation zone.

Rice has bemoaned the Hamilton lost. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

After such a promising display away to Celtic, this will be a sharp reality check for Rice and his players.

He’s been left frustrated after their defeat: “It’s a disappointing result. I thought first half we were on top and had a momentum but we didn’t test the goalkeeper enough.

“We stopped playing to our strengths. We lose a goal and we seemed to lose a bit of confidence through that and then we go down to ten men again which makes it very difficult.

Rice won’t point fingers. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

“We just need more quality in the final third and we need to keep the backdoor shut. That’s the same back four that played at Parkhead against potentially the most potent strikeforce in Scottish football.

“I’m not blaming anybody. It was a big game for and we’re really disappointed in the manner we’ve lost the game.”

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