Nov 1 2012 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
Striker Stevie May says he would rather not be idle this weekend, but concedes that Hamilton can use the time to work on turning their fortunes around.
Billy Reid’s side aren’t involved in the Scottish Cup until the fourth round and, as a result, are left kicking their heels until they face Morton at Cappielow on November 10.
Having lost 1-0 against Raith Rovers in their second consecutive home defeat May would rather be straight back out trying to earn three points, but says the break might not be bad.
He said: “If you’re going well you don’t want the break, but if you’re not you want to get back into a game straight away.
“However, it could give us time to work on things. As a team on Saturday we didn’t perform to a level that we should have; we had possession but nothing really came from it.
“Defensively, again, it was a sloppy goal to concede and they got a bit of luck that we didn’t, but as a team we need to do better.
“As a team we need to create more and I would ideally like to be through the middle, spearheading a front three which has been the case in some of the games here, but we need to change a couple of things, get something else happening that might get through defences, because it wasn’t quite working on Saturday. We changed the formation in the second half but nothing came of it.”
May conceded that the absence of captain Alex Neil following his red card against Livingston was a factor in Saturday’s defeat, but says everybody is now just focused on trying to get their season back on track in Greenock on November 10.
He said: “For any team if your captain is out you’re going to be struggling more than usual, and it will be good when we get him back, but we need to focus on the game at Morton, get a better performance and hopefully three points.”