Luke Southwood has admitted he is keen to wear the Hamilton shirt again, as football takes a backseat amid the global health crisis.

The 22-year-old is currently on loan at New Douglas Park from Championship outfit Reading, and forced his way into the starting XI around November time.

Southwood’s form for the Accies has made him quite the popular figure with fans, and some have been wondering about the chances of him perhaps signing for the club permanently.

Reading loanee Southwood could yet play for Hamilton again (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The suspension of football due to Covid-19 is complicating everything at the moment, and it remains to be seen if there will be a normal summer in terms of a transfer window.


But it sounds as though Southwood wouldn’t mind staying put at least judging by his latest comments.

He told the club’s official Twitter: “I’ve absolutely loved every minute since being here. Obviously it was a challenge at the start when I first came in having Owain [Williams] in front of me and he’s obviously a top goalkeeper and a top guy, but I kept my head down and kept working hard.

“Eventually I got my chance and ever since then, I feel like I’ve really kicked on and really enjoyed my time in the team and loved playing for Hamilton. I love the way the fans are and the way the club is.

Southwood is popular with the fans at New Douglas Park (Photo by Richard Sellers/Getty Images)

“The way it’s finished, I definitely feel like there’s unfinished business. Who knows, I would absolutely love to put the Hamilton shirt back on again – we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”

What Hamilton fans want to hear

This is good news for Hamilton supporters, who have grown quite fond of Southwood since he became a regular fixture in the side towards the back end of last year.

Southwood has certainly played his part in Hamilton’s fight to stay in the Premiership, recording two clean sheets back-to-back against Rangers and Kilmarnock just before the suspension.

It remains to be seen what happens with the situation a bit of a mess right now, but Accies fans will at least take some heart from the comments.

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