Fans favourite Tony Andreu spoke to Martin McConnell of Accies media team following the 4th round Scottish Cup tie at McDiarmid Park………
What made you decide on a return to Accies?
“Actually, I haven’t played as much as I would have liked in the past few months and as I said earlier, I’ve always kept in touch with Martin Canning. That was a big factor in my decision to come back. He wanted me back and I wanted to come back and play. I think it was the right time for everybody to get together and try to do something, and we did. I’m delighted.”
Was it something that was in the pipeline or was it a quick and rapidly moving deal when done?
“No, it actually happened over the weekend really. It only took a couple of days. Both clubs got all the paperwork agreed, so it was all pretty quick.”
Are you hoping to do a good job at Hamilton then get back into the mix at Coventry for the start of next season?
“I’m not really thinking of next season yet, only the next six months as that’s the most important thing just now. I’m a Hamilton player just now and only thinking about doing my best for the club and keeping them up there. That’s my only objective at the moment.”
The fans are feeling great about your return. Do you feel the weight of expectation on your shoulders?
“That’s amazing. They’ve always been great with me in the past and hopefully I can keep it that way. It’s been a very positive and warm welcome from everyone. I’ll always give my best for the club in every single game and I think it will be a positive move for myself.”
What are your thoughts on the outcome of today’s game?
“Well, we conceded within the first minute then another not too long after. It’s a bit of a shame because I think we were not too bad in the game. We didn’t create nearly enough chances I guess to score but we created some and could have scored with a bit more luck. But being 2-0 down against a side that are solid at the back like St. Johnstone, makes it very difficult to break them down and get back in the game as they know how to play. It’s not easy but we did fight back and played well out wide and managed to keep the ball quite well in the middle of the park. We can only improve, that’s for sure and I think that we will. Although it was a defeat for us, we can draw a line in the sand now and use it as a marker to bounce back with better performances. I’m sure we can only improve now, I really do.”
Goals have been a problem for the side so far this season. In the little time that you’ve been back, do you think chances will improve with the addition of yourself and Steven Davies in the side?
“I certainly hope that we can bring something to the side, goals, that’s the outcome that we all want. We’re both new to the side and it will take a little time for us all to learn how to work together but I think it’s a positive start. I had one or two shots and Steven Davies kept the ball well. We can certainly improve and I think we’ve both got some goals in us.”
Finally, we’ve got both Aberdeen and Celtic coming up in the league. It’s a tough start on your return.
“Yes, it’s certainly a tough start. First we have Aberdeen at home, that’s one that we can win that’s for sure. We have nothing too fear as we’re at home and need to be confident, that will be our first and last thought. I’ll think about Celtic later on, we need to get points and we can start by getting a win on Wednesday evening.”