Reid: Goals will complete Imrie

14 July 2010 06:36
Hamilton manager Billy Reid believes Dougie Imrie will be the complete player next season if he can add goals to his game.[LNB] Imrie has been an Accies player for just half a season but did enough in that time to earn himself a two-year contract extension, which he signed on Tuesday.[LNB]He put in several man-of-the-match performances in his 16 SPL appearances following his £25,000 switch from Inverness but found the back of the net just twice.[LNB]"Everybody has something they can improve on and the one thing he's got to add to is his goals tally," said Reid.[LNB]"For a player of his ability, if he chips in with a few more goals, he will be the complete player.[LNB]"Sometimes his overall work-rate and what he brings to the team detracts from being in a position to score goals. He is more of the provider."[LNB]Reid added: "I knew I was getting a good player and when the opportunity came along to sign him, I was thrilled.[LNB]"He's the type of player who works a back four himself. He gives no-one peace and he must be horrible to play against.[LNB]"I think every defender in the league would tell you that Dougie Imrie is horrible to play against."[LNB]Imrie was surprised by how seamlessly he adapted to life at New Douglas Park following his move from Caley Thistle in the January transfer window.[LNB]"I did actually think it would take me a little bit longer to settle than it did," he said.[LNB]"The manager was a big influence and a great help. He just lets you get on with your football.[LNB]"It's the same for everybody at the club and I think that's why Hamilton have done so well since they came back into the SPL.[LNB]"That's why we have such a good bond here. All the new players have gelled as well and it's looking good."[LNB]Hamilton finished seventh in the SPL last season and Imrie would love to see them go one better and push into the top six.[LNB]He said: "As a football club and as a player, you always try to do better than what you achieved in the last season.[LNB]"We got to seventh last season so if we can get to that again, or better it, it's another good achievement.[LNB]"We didn't really do well in the cups so we will be trying to do better this year and see how far we can go."

Source: Team_Talk