Hamilton V Raith at New Douglas Park : Match Preview

19 April 2013 04:01
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Neil aims to stretch unbeaten run

Hamilton welcome back Andy Ryan from suspension as they host Raith however Jonathan Page remains banned as interim player/manager Alex Neil looks to make it five games undefeated since he took control.

Kieran Millar misses out with a knee injury but Neil, available for selection himself, is looking to keep the positive vibe going at New Douglas Park for as long as possible.

"We won my first three games and we should have won at Livingston in midweek. We were on top but when they had a man sent off they packed their defence and we could not get through," he said.

"I want us to be undefeated right until the end of the season. If we can keep Raith striker Brian Graham quiet we can go on and win this game."

Striker Pat Clarke is Raith's only absentee as he works his way back from a groin problem.

A sickness bug that looked set to hit player/manager Grant Murray's plans has passed, leaving the Kirkcaldy boss looking to build on a solid performance which earned a goalless draw against champions-elect Partick in midweek.

Murray said: "To go to Partick when they were expected to win the league and put in a very solid performance when a few players were feeling unwell was really encouraging. It also means that we can go to Hamilton with increased confidence.

"They have been going well but we would like to climb above Hamilton before the end of the season so we are looking for a win."

Source: PA