Sam Woods has been unveiled as Hamilton’s latest January signing, coming in on loan from Crystal Palace.

Accies lost Sam Stubbs earlier in the window and Brian Rice has been looking for a replacement. He seems to have found one in the Eagles centre-back.

Woods has swapped Crystal Palace for Hamilton (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Woods has played senior minutes for Roy Hodgson’s side, featuring on three occasions so far. All of them have came this season, twice in the Carabao Cup and once most recently in the FA Cup. Palace are perhaps a team Accies fans keep an eye on, with former midfielders James McArthur and James McCarthy both midfielders at Selhurst Park.

Hamilton’s new recruit has been in and around Premier League matchday squads too, taking his place on the Eagles bench on eight occasions in league action this term. Now the 21-year-old has arrived in South Lanarkshire for regular first-team football.

It’s another loan signing for Accies. They’ve already penned Luke Southwood and Andy Dales on temporary deals until the end of the season.

Defensive cover. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Woods will be able to provide cover to the backline, which is in need of reinforcement. Aaron McGowan and Stephen McMann are just two defenders who have picked up injuries in recent times.

The Palace defender’s arrival give Rice an extra option to utilise in defence.

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