Nov 1 2012 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
Hamilton boss Billy Reid this week told his players to take a long, hard look in the mirror and get back to fighting for points.
The New Douglas Park gaffer says that while neat passes and beautiful goals in pre-season games showed what theyre capable of, now is the time to get stuck in and show what theyre made of.
He said: We have big problems and Ive had a chat with the players. Weve got guys here who think theyre good on the ball but there is a lot more to it than that.
We need a bit of desire and hunger and with Alex Neil suspended I thought we lacked that.
Were as good as most teams, and we can go and play anybody and knock the ball about, but its a big, bad world were in now where teams are going to scratch and fight.
Do we have enough fighters? I didnt see too many of them on Saturday.
Reid was left seething after Saturdays 1-0 defeat against Raith Rovers and admitted he would have jeered the performance alongside a section of the support.
He said: I dont think we deserved to take anything from the game. We didnt compete enough, especially in the first half, and we were powder-puff.
Raith merited the win. We didnt do enough as the home team to get anything out of the game.
We had a right go at them at half-time, some of the players were told a few home-truths.