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“There is no better feeling” – Mimnaugh delighted to mark Birthday occasion with Highland win

By Declan Hughes, 19th December 2021

Midfielder Reegan Mimnaugh believes there is very little birthday occasions to compare as Accies fought from behind to claim all three points in our cinch Championship match against Inverness CT yesterday.

Speaking after the match Mimnaugh said: “There is no better feeling. Playing Inverness away in an important match and to be leaving with all three points is huge. 

“It has been a brilliant birthday so far, we’ve got a long journey back, but we’ll rest up and get ready to go again next week.”

The 20-year-old and his Accies team mates are hoping to take confidence into the matches that follow. 

He said: “We are trying to climb up the table. There is only one way which we can do that, we need to beat whoever is in front of us. 

“That was our second win against Inverness but the confidence these victories give is massive for us as a group.”

Mimnaugh marked the special occasion with a vital assist for David Moyo’s equaliser which sparked the impressive comeback.

He said: “I know how dangerous Moyo is in the air so I felt it was important to utilise his aerial threat with a good ball in the box, as I knew he would challenge for it well.”

The academy graduate also paid tribute to the fellow graduate Andrew Winter as he marked his return from injury with a goal.

Mimnaugh said: “Andy has been out for a couple of months now, it is great to see him back and I am buzzing for him to get the goal. 

“Watching him in training you can see he has goals in him. He can score from anywhere, it was a great header today and that’ll do him the world of good.”

The Accies number 18 praised the positive impact of Assistant Coach, John Rankin both on the team and for himself personally.

He said: “Ranks has been brilliant since he has come in, especially with all the midfielders as that is where he applied his trade at a high level.

“He has taken us aside in training and worked us through different drills, and I feel like he is definitely improving me as a player.”

Up next for Accies is a home tie against Kilmarnock on Boxing day, where Stuart Taylor’s side look to make it four games unbeaten, and the Accies youth product certainly does not lack in confidence when it comes to the task at hand.

Mimnaugh said: “We need to work hard on the training pitch and focus on our own game-plan. It is important that we have full belief in ourselves and take our game to them.” 

(Pic courtesy of Michael Hulf)

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