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Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Douglas Imrie, Derek Riordan makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Michael Hart from the right by-line, clearance by Martin Canning.
The ball is swung over by Douglas Imrie, clearance made by Liam Miller.
Derek Riordan is ruled offside.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Damian Casalinuovo. Free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Damian Casalinuovo. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.
The referee blows for offside. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marco Paixao by Liam Miller. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francis Dickoh by Damian Casalinuovo. Free kick taken by Kevin McBride.
Foul by Douglas Imrie on Edwin De Graaf, free kick awarded. Liam Miller takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Marco Paixao, save made by Mark Brown.
Valdas Trakys replaces Colin Nish. Paul Hanlon comes on in place of Jonathan Grounds. Andy Graham replaces Jim Goodwin.
Francis Dickoh challenges Damian Casalinuovo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marco Paixao produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Mark Brown.
The referee blows for offside against Kevin McBride. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin McBride. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, clearance by Liam Miller.
Marco Paixao produces a cross, clearance by Liam Miller.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Derek Riordan, clearance by Flavio Paixao.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie, clearance by Colin Nish.
Nigel Hasselbaink leaves the field to be replaced by Damian Casalinuovo. Kyle Wilkie joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Elebert.
(Hamilton) makes a substitution, with Damian Casalinuovo coming on for Nigel Hasselbaink. Kyle Wilkie on for David Elebert.
Corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Grounds.
Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save by Tomas Cerny.
Foul by Colin Nish on Mark McLaughlin, free kick awarded. David Elebert restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Derek Riordan misses to the left of the goal.
Michael Hart fouled by Douglas Imrie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Hart.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Kevin McBride. Booking for Douglas Imrie for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Liam Miller.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Francis Dickoh on Nigel Hasselbaink. Strike on goal comes in from Nigel Hasselbaink from the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Liam Miller.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Colin Nish. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Inswinging corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, save made by Mark Brown.
Daniel Galbraith challenges Jim Goodwin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Douglas Imrie takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Marco Paixao, Kevin McBride makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Flavio Paixao. Mark Brown takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Edwin De Graaf on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Edwin De Graaf goes into the book. Free kick taken by Simon Mensing.
Kevin McBride fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Grounds takes the direct free kick.
Martin Canning challenges Colin Nish unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.
Flavio Paixao concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Miller. Direct free kick taken by Michael Hart.
The ball is swung over by Daniel Galbraith, David Elebert makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jonathan Grounds from the right by-line, comfortable save by Tomas Cerny.
The ball is sent over by Daniel Galbraith, Douglas Imrie manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Nigel Hasselbaink, Edwin De Graaf manages to make a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Derek Riordan misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Martin Canning from the right by-line, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Grounds from the right by-line, Simon Mensing manages to make a clearance.
Francis Dickoh fouled by Marco Paixao, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Miller.
Foul by Edwin De Graaf on Jim Goodwin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark McLaughlin.
Jim Goodwin challenges Kevin McBride unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Francis Dickoh.
The referee blows for offside. Francis Dickoh takes the free kick.
Flavio Paixao is penalised for a handball. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jim Goodwin, clearance by Liam Miller.
Daniel Galbraith joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Wotherspoon.
Header on goal by Liam Miller from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by Colin Nish results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
Colin Nish gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing. Free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
Colin Nish is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
The referee blows for offside against Colin Nish. Tomas Cerny takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Kevin McBride, clearance made by Jim Goodwin.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by Liam Miller. Martin Canning delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from own half, Douglas Imrie manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Douglas Imrie.
Colin Nish concedes a free kick for a foul on David Elebert. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Foul by Kevin McBride on Jonathon Routledge, free kick awarded. David Elebert restarts play with the free kick.
Marco Paixao grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-1 Hamilton.
Flavio Paixao crosses the ball, Nigel Hasselbaink takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.
Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.
Flavio Paixao takes a shot. Comfortable save by Tomas Cerny.
Derek Riordan takes a shot. Save made by Tomas Cerny.
Effort from long range by Colin Nish goes wide left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Douglas Imrie.
Douglas Imrie sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Brown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark McLaughlin by Souleymane Bamba. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Mark McLaughlin on Colin Nish, free kick awarded. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.
Jim Goodwin concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wotherspoon. Derek Riordan produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Tomas Cerny.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marco Paixao. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.
Goal scored by Derek Riordan from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-0 Hamilton.
Marco Paixao has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Nigel Hasselbaink fouled by Souleymane Bamba, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Douglas Imrie.
Foul by Martin Canning on Colin Nish, free kick awarded. Souleymane Bamba takes the direct free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
The half-time whistle blows.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The match has reached full-time.
Hughes looks for finishing touches
Hibernian manager John Hughes has called on his side to be more clinical in the final third of the pitch as they seek to end a miserable home run.
Hibs are without a win at Easter Road since March 6 - a run of seven matches - after spurning the opportunity to defeat Inverness last weekend.
Hughes, though, believes if Hibs show the same characteristics as they did last week in Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Hamilton, only with more cutting edge, his side should prevail.
New signing Valdas Trakys is likely to start on the bench.
Striker Trakys joined until the end of the season on Tuesday and, with Darryl Duffy (metatarsal) out for six to 10 weeks, is likely to be joined as an attacking reinforcement on the bench by some of the club's youth team players.
Goalkeeper Graham Stack (back) remains out, while Sean Welsh is unavailable due to injury.
Hughes said: "I feel that if we do what we did last week it could be good enough to win the football match.
"We played some wonderful stuff, created chances, but there's still a bit of work to be done. We need to start playing football higher up the park.
"The way we pass the ball and our ball retention is very good, we just need to take it further up the park, take it in the last quarter and be clinical when the chances come our way.
"We have to be more hard-working in terms of trying to create chances and hopefully we can go and take them."
Hibs have twice lost to Rangers, as well as losing to Hearts, Celtic and Dundee United on their barren run, with draws against Ross County in the Scottish Cup and against Caley Thistle.
Despite the poor home run towards the end of last season, Hibs finished fourth, a position Hughes is keen to build on this term.
"What we need to do is get back to winning ways and get a wee run going if we want to emulate what we did last year," he added.
"I'm not going to be too critical of the boys.
"There has been bits of stuff that I've seen that have been very, very good.
"Even the game last Saturday, we had enough chances to win the game.
"But we should've seen that game out and picked up the three points.
"If we match them for work ethic, the football nine times out of 10 takes care of itself.
"When we go out and expect to play football and teams get stuck in around us, we usually come unstuck.
"First and foremost we have to make sure we go and compete and the rest will take care of itself."
Mark McLaughlin and David Elebert will return to the Hamilton squad for the trip to Easter Road.
McLaughlin has overcome an ankle problem while Elebert is back to fitness following a hamstring injury.
But Alex Neil is still at least a month off returning from hip surgery.
Ahead of the clash, Hamilton defender Andy Graham has admitted he cannot hide his enthusiasm at his new life as a full-time footballer.
The 26-year-old gave up a job in education to move from Stirling Albion in the summer and has played in Hamilton's two most recent Premier League games - a win over Inverness and narrow defeat by Rangers.
Graham played part-time with Stirling for five seasons and is relishing the chance to work on his game throughout the week, even if his appetite for extra work is the butt of dressing-room jokes.
The versatile defender told Press Association Sport: "My life has changed a lot, it's different from working during the day and training at night.
"It's a different way of life completely and one I hope to keep going.
"I did enjoy my job beforehand but life has changed for the better. I have more time to work on my game and I love it."
Graham was not expecting to break into the first team so quickly but he has earned plaudits for his performances so far.
And he is looking to keep his place on Saturday in order to taste another new experience.
"I have never played at Easter Road so hopefully I have done enough to be involved again," he said.
"Most of these grounds are new to me. Everything is new to me and that's part of the enjoyment.
"The boys are slagging me off a bit because they think I'm a bit too enthusiastic about things, training and doing extra. But it's because it's all new to me."
Hibs seek home comfort
Hibernian were left without a home win in nine matches after being held to a 1-1 draw by Hamilton in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League at Easter Road.
Derek Riordan netted a ninth-minute opener and hit the crossbar with a free-kick soon afterwards and Colin Nish had a second-half effort ruled out for offside as Hibs were again frustrated and booed off by their own supporters.
Accies troubled the hosts on the break and were worthy of Marco Paixao's 22nd-minute equaliser following Nigel Hasselbaink's strong run.
Hibs, unchanged following last week's 1-1 draw with Inverness, were without a home win since March 6 and were last week jeered off the pitch by the Easter Road faithful.
Accies, seeking their second win of the season and with the worst defensive record in the league, were welcome opposition.
Hibs defeated Billy Reid's side 5-1 in Edinburgh in January and the visitors were without a win at Easter Road since the 1986/87 season.
Marco Paixao blazed high and wide after eight minutes before Riordan, who gave Hibs an early lead against Caley Thistle, put the hosts in front at the other end.
Riordan sneaked in behind the Accies defence to intercept Marco Paixao's mis-directed back pass and, after being initially denied while trying to round Tomas Cerny, beat the Hamilton goalkeeper at the second attempt.
Cerny was beaten again three minutes later, but Riordan's 25-yard free-kick hit the bar and bounced down a yard in front of the line.
Riordan was denied by the Accies stopper after 19 minutes following Liam Miller's strong run down the left before Sol Bamba cleared Flavio Paixao's header at the other end.
Hamilton levelled after 22 minutes following a direct run by Hasselbaink - nephew of former Holland international Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - which was only partially stopped, allowing Marco Paixao to sweep in the equaliser.
Nish, Edwin de Graaf and Riordan combined soon after but the latter's cross was too high for the onrushing Miller, who could only head over.
Midfielder David Wotherspoon, who looked promising in the early stages, then limped off after 31 minutes to be replaced by Daniel Galbraith.
Kevin McBride and Jonathan Grounds then combined down the right and Riordan missed from close range.
Hasselbaink and Marco Paixao linked well together again as half-time approached, but the latter could not get a shot away.
Hamilton could not trouble Hibs goalkeeper Mark Brown despite a free-kick - for a foul which saw De Graaf booked - and two corners in the opening three minutes of the second half.
Hibs were struggling to keep possession, but thought they had a second only to be denied by the referee's assistant after Nish was ruled offside when tucking in Galbraith's cross.
Hamilton broke quickly and Michael Hart stopped Hasselbaink as the Dutchman attempted to get a shot away.
Marco Paixao then missed a gilt-edged chance when through one-on-one with Brown, firing wide from 12 yards under pressure from the Hibs defence.
Nish went to ground under the attention of Mark McLaughlin, but referee Euan Norris ignored muted appeals for a penalty.
Riordan then shot wide before Cerny saved with his legs from the forward, who fired in left-footed after McBride's lofted pass.
Valdas Trakys came on for his debut with 14 minutes remaining, replacing Nish, but had little opportunity to impress in a fragmented game.
Riordan fired wide having already been flagged offside as Hibs were left frustrated at home once again.
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