By David Robson
Goalscorer Lewis Spence insists there is more to come from him after netting the winning goal on his return to the Accies line-up.
The 26-year-old was delighted to get his goal on his return to the side but is fully focused on his fitness and the important three points.
He said: “I’m just delighted with the three points. Obviously, we’ve been unlucky the last couple of weeks but for me personally, I’m just happy to be getting on the pitch again. That’s what I came here to do – to start games and win.
“Obviously I got quite a bad injury, so it has kind of stopped my season a bit, but my aim now is to try and stay fit for the final games of the season. I’m very happy to get that goal today – I don’t get the opportunity as much as I like but I can maybe kick on a bit with that as well.”
The goal came shortly after the half-time interval and Spence knew Accies just needed to be patient and the chance would come, but wise words from the gaffer gave his side the confidence to get the goal in the second half.
He said: “We kept a lot of the ball and maybe we didn’t trouble them as much as we would have liked in the first half. On form they are the best team in the league and I felt like we dominated the game possession wise, but maybe not created as much in the first half.
“I felt though that we were fine in the game and were never really troubled and that’s what football is about, it’s about being patient until the final whistle. I thought we did really well in keeping it tight and managed to get our goal.
“I think towards the first 30 minutes we started playing really well and we were keeping the ball, but we were lackluster and slowed the tempo down.
“The gaffer told us to come out the blocks firing and up our tempo a wee bit more. We did that, we got the goal, and we could have maybe got another one or two to kill it off but it’s a clean sheet and a big three points against an in-form team.
“Out there they looked massive, they are a big team and obviously they were putting boys forward but everyone did well and especially the back four – they were outstanding today.”
Accies face Inverness at home again on Friday night. Spence understands the challenge they face against a top opposition, but he believes his side can get another vital three points.
He said: “It’s a tough test but we have a good record against them and we need to take positives – not just from this game – but in Arbroath and the Raith game where I thought we should have won both I think.
“The boys are in a good place but it’s only a win today and it’ll be a tough game on Friday night on the tv so we’re looking forward to it.”