George Oakley says his aim is to be a ‘nuisance’ when Hamilton travel to face Rangers this afternoon.
Accies are in great form ahead of their big task in Govan, having lost just once in their previous four games, picking up five points along the way.
They sit comfortably in eighth, three points clear of the relegation zone. A boost for them ahead of their Rangers clash is the return of Oakley from suspension.
The striker has said he believes he can cause the Ibrox side trouble this afternoon.
He told the Daily Record (05/10/19, page 58): “Rangers is a good game to come back to and I will do my usual and throw myself about and be a nuisance.
“I will try to make life hard for them during the 90 minutes. I am looking forward to the experience of playing at Ibrox.”
Oakley needs this type of confidence against Rangers
Since his arrival in January, Oakley has been Hamilton’s main source of goals up top. This season alone he has been in fine form in the league, scoring three times in six games.
Overall he has seven goals in 26 games, which isn’t terrible. It sounds as if the Englishman is in high spirits ahead of the Rangers game, which is probably a good thing.
He’ll likely have a thankless task which will consist of pressing the Gers backline and feeding on scraps. Should Oakley get an opportunity to score, he has to take it, as Hamilton won’t get many.
If Brian Rice’s side are to do the unthinkable and get a result against Rangers, Oakley will need to have an excellent game.