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Improvement the aim for Accies – Popescu

By Austin Benson

Defender Mihai Popescu has revealed the Accies squad are looking to build on their promising performance in our last match against Partick Thistle.

Taking part in a 2-2 draw Popescu insisted the side have improved from that tight contest. 

He said: “The last game here was pretty close, it ended in a draw but we played quite well. This week we want to take that further and play even better. We know it will be a challenge but if we play our game plan well we hopefully leave with all three points.”

Since the arrival of Daniel O’Reilly in January the pair have formed a strong partnership at the heart of the defence, the Romanian believes the duo work well together. 

He said: “I feel comfortable with Dan, we communicate very well and that helps us both and I think having that bond is good for us both. I think as we play more together that bond will grow stronger. 

“I think as a defence we are strong with a lot of competition. Every day in training we are all giving 110% because we all want to be starting.”

In stepping up to take the captain’s armband the 28-year-old is aiming to bring his leadership qualities to the fore. 

He said: “I spoke with the gaffer and he asked if I would be alright with taking the armband. I think it suits me and gives me extra motivation to help my team mates. I have always tried to be a leader since I came here in the summer and hopefully that is something which the gaffer has seen in me.”

(Pic courtesy of Kenny Ramsay)

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