Aug 4 2011 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
HAMILTON Accies boss Billy Reid hopes to boost his squad ahead of Saturday’s First Division curtain-raiser against Ayr United at Somerset Park.
As we went to press, the New Douglas Park boss was in discussions with several potential new faces.
Reid this week admitted he can’t wait to lock horns with Ayr – the first time the sides have clashed at Somerset Park for 12 years.
Reid said: “We’re looking forward to the game. It’s the first time in a few seasons that we’ve been in the First Division and the first time we’ve played Ayr United in a number of seasons – I think the last time we played there was 12 years ago.
“It’s the opening game of our campaign, this is the game we’ve been geared up for all summer.
“We’re going to Ayr hoping to put in a good performance, pick up a result, and get points on the board.”
Reid (right) added: “The squad is fine, although Martin Canning and Alex Neil will be assessed in the next couple of days.
“I’m looking to add faces, and we’re working on it at the moment.”