Hamilton defender Matthew Kilgallon has weighed in on the South Lanarkshire club’s transfer business, stating the club need new players for their survival push.
Martin Canning hasn’t brought in any new players but has lost some men, with Fredrick Brustad and Mason Bloomfield returning to their parent clubs. Ahead of Accies’ Scottish Cup clash with St Johnstone, Kilgallon believes Hamilton need new players.
“It might be an opportunity to bring some players in,” Kilgallon told the Daily Record.
“I think we need it, we’re a bit short to be honest. If we can bring some players in, some fresh faces, it might kick some of the other lads in, they’ll think ‘there’s a bit of competition for places now’ and that can only be good for the club.”
Kilgallon has a point
Accies’ agonising derby day defeat to Motherwell hammered home how much the club need new faces, in more ways than one. Not only would it freshen up Canning’s squad, but it would give the place a much needed lift.
Usually there is a sense of optimism for the months ahead from the Hamilton camp, but that has disappeared this season, with the setting very much doom and gloom in South Lanarkshire.
Where they need additions most is up front. After the recalls of Brustad and Bloomfield, Accies only have one recognised striker, Rakish Bingham. He won’t be able to deliver for the remaining months of the season, and Canning has to bring in at least one, if not two forwards this month.
They are always at the bottom or thereabouts. If Hamilton want to avoid falling through the trap door this season, however, investment is needed.