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Spence ready for “great” Accies opportunity

New signing Lewis Spence has revealed he is determined to make the most of the opportunity to play for Hamilton Accies.

The former Dundee and Ross County midfielder penned his two-year contract with the Lanarkshire side earlier today and believes he is ready to hit the ground running with Premier Sports Cup fixtures coming thick and fast.

He said: “I am delighted to have signed for the club, ever since I heard about the interest, I was keen to see where it went. I had a great time with Scunthorpe and it wasn’t solely about getting back, when I spoke to the gaffer here and he told me what he expected I realised I had a great opportunity here.

“Obviously I am still young but I’m probably one of the more experienced players in the squad and I hope I can bring that bit of experience and I feel I’m ready for that.”

Spence, who was part of the Ross County squad which won the Scottish Championship in 2019, is hoping to use his previous experience in the division to help the squad ahead of the league campaign.

He said: “I have obviously played a little bit with Dunfermline, Ross County, and Dundee and I have won the division so I have that experience. Coming in this is a young and hungry squad but I am hoping to add a bit of experience to help out wherever I can.”

The 25-year-old is delighted to be working under long-term admirer Brian Rice.

He said: “I had a great discussion with the gaffer earlier today. He has made it clear what he expects of me, but he also made it clear he wanted me to enjoy playing for this club. I know he wanted to sign me last year and it’s great to know he has thought highly of me on both occasions.”

The midfielder is fit and available for selection in our next Premier Sports Cup match against Falkirk and believes the group stage gives him a chance to build momentum for the league campaign.

He said: “I am training this week, having the full week gives me a chance to familiarise myself with the lads and the coaches. I started pre-season a little bit later with Scunthorpe but I feel good and I am desperate to just get playing.

“Coming here I have a few aims, as a collective, we want to be as high up that table as possible. With the squad, we have there is no reason why not. Personally, I wanted to get out and play as many games as I can for this club.”

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