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Thomas urges squad to forget past and focus on ending the season strongly

Winger Nathan Thomas has called on the Accies squad to enter the final two matches of the season with no regrets, as we look to finish the campaign on a high.

Speaking ahead of our match with Ross County, Thomas insisted the side will have full focus on the games that remain.

He said: “I think everything that has happened up until this point has to be forgotten about. We know how big the games are but for us our full focus is on Ross County. We can’t change what has happened but we have two games to ensure everything we have been through is worth it.”

The 26-year-old believes, with a number of players returning from injury, the Accies squad has an added advantage.  

He explained: “I think with a number of lads now back from their injuries it gives the squad a lift. For myself and Smithy (Lewis Smith) we are raring to go, we want to get back playing and helping the team. 

“I think it will give the lads who have been playing a lift as well. There has been times where we haven’t been able to fill the bench because of the injuries, but now you can look to the bench and see the strength in depth which we have in all positions. 

“I think the way games have been spread out is a blessing in disguise for us, the 10 days between games gives a lot of us time on the training pitch with the lads. It has meant that when the games do come, we are in a position to play a bit longer than we would be if it was a standard schedule.”

Thomas believes the work ethic in the squad will help Accies give their all as they aim to secure Premiership status for next season.

He said: “I think it’s easy to say the next two games are two cup finals, but for us we are focused very much on Ross County. As a team I don’t think there is anyone in the division who work as hard as we do and we need to make sure we use that to our advantage. 

“We have to give it everything we have to pick the points up. If we get the result we want against Ross County we put ourselves in a good position going into Kilmarnock but its up to us to earn that. Winning both matches puts us in a good position but we have to turn that opportunity into results.”

As one of the more experienced players in the side Thomas believes the mentality of the younger players will help the side in the games that remain. 

He said: “Obviously you try and help where you can but I think as a young player the fearless mentality and the rawness to face every game head on is brilliant. As a player you don’t want to lose that and I think having so many young lads in the dressing room have instilled that mentality in us.”

Accies are in action on Wednesday as we travel to Dingwall to face Ross County. Tickets to the live stream of the match are available here. Kick-off 7:45pm.

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