Hamilton V Airdrie Utd at New Douglas Park : Match Preview

08 April 2013 05:01
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Fisher back for Accies

Hamilton welcome back midfielder Gary Fisher after a two-game suspension as skipper Alex Neil makes his home debut as interim player/manager against bottom-of-the-table Airdrie.

But a knee injury is likely to keep Neil away from the action and striker Kieran Millar is also missing due to a knee problem.

Neil said: "When we played Airdrie in our last game here at New Douglas Park we put on a great display and won 3-0 and I scored a goal which does not happen too often.

"I thought we were worthy winners in my first game in charge at East End Park on Saturday when we beat Dunfermline 3-2. I enjoyed that experience but that is probably because we won and hopefully I will feel the same after this game."

Airdrie will be without defender Grant Evans through suspension after he was dismissed in Saturday's 5-2 defeat to Morton.

David Lilley returns after his own ban but Jordan Kirkpatrick and John Boyle are out with knee injuries.

Manager Jimmy Boyle said: "Defence has been our weak point all season and it was again at Cappielow on Saturday.

"We will keep working to get it right regardless of the stage of the season. It has been a tough season for us in terms of results but hopefully our young players will be better for the experience.

"We are going to Hamilton and looking to make sure they know they have been in a game."

Source: PA