David Templeton says he’s looking forward to a new start at Hamilton after the winger returned to Scotland following a Burton Albion stint.

The winger made 63 appearances for the League One side after originally swapping Accies for Burton. In that time, he scored 11 goals and notched three assists.

Templeton is back at Hamilton. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

With a newborn baby to deal with though, Templeton wants to be closer to home. It’s why when Hamilton came calling, he was more than happy to return to South Lanarkshire.

Templeton was full of praise for his old club though over the way they handled his exit. They were understanding of his circumstances and now the 31-year-old wants to kick on in Hamilton.

“It’s good to be back,” said Templeton. “The past six weeks or so since I’ve had my little boy has been tough so I’m glad to be home. It’s brilliant being a new dad, a lack of sleep can be a nightmare at times.

Templeton has praise for Burton.

Templeton has praise for Burton. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“I’d actually spoken to the manager in late August, it was just a bit late to sort something. He knew that I wanted to go home which is why I think he was good with me.

“They agreed to pay me up so I could be with the family, so it worked out perfectly. Nigel Clough was brilliant, a proper family person. I couldn’t speak highly enough of him. Hopefully in time I’ll be able to play well here.

“I was happy to come back purely on the way they treated me last time. Hopefully I can help the club stay safe. There’s probably a bit of expectation on me but I don’t mind that.

Homeward bound. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

“It’s something you either thrive on or crumble under. At Burton there was quite a young dressing room so as much as I can I’ll try and help the younger lads.”

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