Accies' Imrie keen to avoid drop

07 March 2010 07:48
Hamilton attacker Dougie Imrie admits he is desperate to avoid back-to-back relegations as he attempts to help Accies out of the SPL drop-zone.Imrie was part of the Inverness Caledonian Thistle squad who were relegated on the final day last season. [LNB]"I know what it takes to try and get out of it," he told BBC Scotland. "We were very unlucky last season." [LNB]"It would be horrible for myself but also for the club and all the other players as it's not just about me. [LNB]Billy Reid's side are just three points above Falkirk and are nine points adrift of the 32 points they had attained by this point last term.[LNB] I don't think we'll have to worry about that as we have enough in the locker to get us out of where we are Dougrie Imrie "It's a team game and I'd be disappointed if it happened again," said Imrie. [LNB]"But I don't think we'll have to worry about that as we have enough in the locker to get us out of where we are. [LNB]"At Hamilton, the gaffer just lets you get on with what he wants you to do but at Inverness it was a bit more complicated where the manager (Terry Butcher) was wanting other things done. [LNB]"But here, he just lets you play your football and that just helps everyone as we're not under any pressure here." [LNB]Imrie - who left the Highlands for Lanarkshire in January - played well in the 1-1 draw with Aberdeen which Accies finished feeling aggrieved the did not pick up the full three points. [LNB]They sit on just one victory - at Tannadice - in 14 matches, but the former Clyde player reckons if Accies can cut-out costly mistakes, the wins will come. [LNB]"If we can stop errors like the goal Aberdeen scored, then it'll help because we're strong at the back," he said. [LNB]"I thought we were brilliant against them in defence but we were a bit slack at the goal. [LNB]"We let them take a quick free-kick, they've got a cross in and Zander Diamond's finished with his left foot which isn't his strong one.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Highlights - Hamilton 1-1 Aberdeen[LNB]"We'll take the point but we were very disappointed in the end." [LNB]Imrie had a couple of other reasons for grievance - before his equaliser at New Douglas Park, Dons defender Diamond went in high on a challenge on the 26-year-old. [LNB]Then in the phase of play before Aberdeen got their goal, Jim Paterson fouled Imrie in the box but referee Stephen Finnie shook his head at Hamilton penalty appeals. [LNB]"I thought it was a penalty, but it wasn't to be," he said. [LNB]"But we've just got to plug on as we've got St Mirren next week so hopefully we'll be able to take something from that." [LNB]Indeed, Accies have Falkirk the week after that one - both are at home before going to Kilmarnock. So how crucial a period lies in wait for Imrie and his team-mates? [LNB]"Every game's massive at the moment but next week, we can't afford to lose anything then after that it's Falkirk so that's really the big game," he added. [LNB]"We'll take one game at a time. Everyone's fighting for each other and looking up the table rather than down. [LNB]"I think as long as we don't lose these two games because if we do, teams start climbing away from you. [LNB]"But I think we can get something from these games."

Source: BBC_Sport