Callum Smith believes he has the quality to fill the void in attack left by injuries to fellow attackers Marios Ogkmpoe and Andy Winter.
He said: “With the injuries we have in the side I will be ready to step up and fill the void which we have in attack.
“I came on against Aberdeen and I took confidence from my performance. I came on and made a difference going forward so hopefully there are more chances in the coming games.
“That has to be the start. As a player you want to play every game and I probably haven’t been playing as much as I would have liked but that has motivated me to take my chance when it comes.”
With seven games remaining in the season Smith is looking to play his part in our fight for Premiership status next season.
He said: “We have some massive games coming up against teams around us so I need to come on and make an impact. As a player these are the games you want to be playing in and I have to show that I deserve a place in the team.”
The 21 year old insists self-confidence has helped him adapt to his first season as a Premiership player.
He said: “I think you notice a difference in quality but in matches it doesn’t even cross my mind. I am fully focused on my game and I believe in myself. I think that belief has helped me this season.”
Looking ahead to our match against Livingston, Smith believes the Accies squad will have to be at their very best if they are to pick up all three points.
He said: “We know there will be a battle and everyone can see the quality they bring. We will have to work really hard as a unit during the game. I think recently we have been playing really well and if we work hard there is no reason why that can’t continue.”