Hamilton V Dundee at New Douglas Park : Match Preview

22 November 2013 04:01
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Neil out of Dundee showdown

League leaders Hamilton look likely to be without Alex Neil for the top-of-the-table clash against second-placed Dundee.

Player/manager Neil has been struggling with a stomach muscle injury and is expected to miss out.

Mickael Antoine-Curier will not face one of his former clubs after a recent cheekbone fracture and a knee injury keeps Jon Routledge absent.

However, James Keatings looks set to return and Martin Canning will feature despite having stitches in a head wound.

Neil said: "This is a huge game but one we should be looking forward to. We are playing good football and if we play to our potential we can win."

Dundee look set to have Craig Beattie available after injury saw him miss the 1-1 draw with Falkirk last weekend.

Willie Dyer is a doubt with Kyle Benedictus (back) and Leighton McIntosh (ankle) both ruled out for a game the Dark Blues really want to win.

Assistant manager Ray Farningham said: "If we go there and succeed then we are just three points behind them. That sounds a lot better than being nine points behind, so it is a game we are really keen to get the full three points from.

"We did well against Falkirk until the closing stages and we will need a full game performance in this one."

Source: PA

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