Scott McMann believes he and his Accies team mates can be optimistic after a strong performance against Dundee United.
McMann said: “Over the past six weeks our performances haven’t been good enough but on Saturday I think we were much better.
“Recently we haven’t given ourselves a chance to get into the game before we know it we are a few goals down so it was good to be in an end to end game.
“We were obviously devastated to get beat the way we did but it was encouraging going into Wednesday and from there.”
After a disappointing start to the campaign McMann and his Accies team mates are motivated to make things right.
McMann said: “There is still a long way to go in the season, we are only one round of fixtures in, we want to make things right moving forward.”
The left back believes defensively he and his team mates must improve. He said: “We have to stop goals going in. We have been scoring but we need to be a bit more solid defensively.”
The academy graduate believes the international break came at the right time for Accies: “I think we needed a reset and took time to get ourselves going again with three home games coming up.”
McMann also praised the influence of Head Coach Brian Rice in keeping confidence about the team.
He said: “We had a meeting after Saturday and there was a positivity and confidence about the dressing room, naturally some heads did begin to drop but that’s flipped and the mentality is a bit more positive now.”
McMann and his Accies team-mates begin their first of three home matches in succession with the visit of Aberdeen on Wednesday night. The match will be broadcasted live and exclusively on AcciesTV, available via https://ppv.vincentc147.sg-host.com/login, kick-off 7pm.
By Nickolas McInally