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Corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan, Tomas Cerny makes a save.
Corner taken by Douglas Imrie from the right by-line, clearance by John Potter.
Damian Casalinuovo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nigel Hasselbaink.
Michael Higdon challenges Mark McLaughlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tomas Cerny takes the direct free kick.
David Elebert receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by David Elebert on Kenneth McLean. Jure Travner restarts play with the free kick.
Paul McGowan booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McGowan on Douglas Imrie. Douglas Imrie takes the free kick.
Douglas Imrie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Hugh Murray.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Douglas Imrie by Jure Travner. David Elebert takes the direct free kick.
Booking for Hugh Murray. Foul by Hugh Murray on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. David Elebert restarts play with the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Flavio Paixao, clearance by Lee Mair.
Goal scored by Michael Higdon from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 2-2 Hamilton.Assist on the goal came from Jure Travner.
Booking for Andy Graham for unsporting behaviour. Kenneth McLean fouled by Andy Graham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kenneth McLean from left wing, Andy Graham makes a clearance.
The referee shows Jure Travner a yellow card. Jure Travner concedes a free kick for a foul on Douglas Imrie. Douglas Imrie crosses the ball in from the free kick. The official flags Douglas Imrie offside. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Foul by Flavio Paixao on Paul McGowan, free kick awarded. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Graham replaces Jim Goodwin. Gary McDonald goes off and David Elebert comes on.
Michael Higdon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. St Mirren 1-2 Hamilton.Outswinging corner taken by Paul McGowan from the right by-line played to the near post. Corner taken by Paul McGowan from the right by-line, assist on the goal came from Darren McGregor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren McGregor by Jim Goodwin. Direct free kick taken by Jure Travner.
Kenneth McLean is brought on as a substitute for Patrick Cregg.
Martin Canning challenges Michael Higdon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hugh Murray takes the direct free kick.
Caution for Gary McDonald. Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McDonald on Paul McGowan. Jure Travner restarts play with the free kick, The ball is crossed by Hugh Murray.
Douglas Imrie finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. St Mirren 0-2 Hamilton.Assist on the goal came from Nigel Hasselbaink.
Paul McGowan fouled by Douglas Imrie, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
Foul by Jure Travner on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Douglas Imrie, Mark McLaughlin takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save.
Foul by Jure Travner on Douglas Imrie, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Douglas Imrie, Mark McLaughlin takes a shot. Save by Craig Samson.
The official flags Paul McGowan offside. Indirect free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan to the near post, clearance made by Simon Mensing.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Wardlaw by Gary McDonald results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Buchanan on Patrick Cregg. Free kick taken by John Potter.
Jonathon Routledge finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. St Mirren 0-1 Hamilton.The assist for the goal came from Douglas Imrie.
The referee penalises Flavio Paixao for handball. Free kick taken by Craig Samson,
The referee gives a free kick against Flavio Paixao for handball. Craig Samson takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Tomas Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Canning by Paul McGowan. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
Patrick Cregg booked for unsporting behaviour. Flavio Paixao fouled by Patrick Cregg, the ref awards a free kick. Flavio Paixao restarts play with the free kick.
Gary McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugh Murray. Free kick taken by John Potter.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Flavio Paixao, John Potter manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Michael Higdon on Jim Goodwin, free kick awarded. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan from the left by-line, David van Zanten challenges Mark McLaughlin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tomas Cerny.
Foul by David Buchanan on Hugh Murray, free kick awarded. Craig Samson takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Flavio Paixao, free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Mensing on Gareth Wardlaw. Direct free kick taken by Craig Samson.
Jim Goodwin challenges Gareth Wardlaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Jure Travner from the free kick, save made by Tomas Cerny.
Booking for John Potter. John Potter challenges Nigel Hasselbaink unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Buchanan.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing by Michael Higdon. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Douglas Imrie on Hugh Murray. David van Zanten takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul McGowan from the left by-line, clearance made by Tomas Cerny.
Unfair challenge on Gareth Wardlaw by Mark McLaughlin results in a free kick. Lee Mair restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Jure Travner. Direct free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
Douglas Imrie takes the inswinging corner, Mark McLaughlin has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Corner taken by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line, John Potter makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren McGregor on Jim Goodwin. Tomas Cerny takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Flavio Paixao by Jure Travner. Simon Mensing restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Flavio Paixao from the left by-line, Simon Mensing takes a shot. Craig Samson makes a save.
Gareth Wardlaw fouled by Mark McLaughlin, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Mair restarts play with the free kick.
Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Mensing. Free kick taken by Jim Goodwin.
The referee gets the game underway.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The second half has started.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Gallacher set to return
Paul Gallacher could return for St Mirren's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Hamilton at New St Mirren Park.
The Buddies keeper missed the last game against Motherwell with a swollen knee which has shown signs of improvement.
Steven Thomson (calf), David Barron (knee), Craig Dargo (knee) and Sean Lynch (knock) are still out.
Midfielder Patrick Cregg will go into the game still fuelled by a sense of gratitude towards Buddies' boss Danny Lennon.
The 24-year-old Irishman was freed by Hibernian at the end of the summer, but despite enjoying a good reputation in the game, he had to wait until the beginning of this month before he had secured an SPL club.
Cregg admits enduring a fraught summer as he battled with hundreds of other out-of-contract players to catch the eye, and he aims to repay Lennon's faith in him.
"It's not nice training on your own every day but you have to get through it," the former Falkirk player told Press Association Sport.
"It is hard to motivate yourself but the motivation is that you have no other choice.
"I never got to the stage of thinking I had no choices.
"It wasn't a question of panicking, I was just wanting the chance to get in somewhere, that was the main priority at that stage.
"It is very hard and not nice to be in that situation and it makes you appreciate coming into training every day and I'm grateful for the opportunity.
"I had played a game for Morton before I signed for St Mirren until January.
"It is up to me to make the most of it here and my goal is to repay the manager for giving me the chance."
Hamilton boss Billy Reid has an unchanged squad to pick from.
Alex Neil is still working his way back to fitness following hip surgery.
James Gibson remains a long-term absentee following his serious knee injury.
Reid has played down the significance of the clash.
The Saints have lost their last four SPL games but will come off the bottom rung if they beat the hosts.
Reid, whose side have taken two points from their last four SPL matches to leave them one point better off than their hosts, will draw on his survival experience if things do not go to plan in Paisley.
"Games between clubs at that end of the table are always significant but it is early in the season," he told Press Association Sport.
"We have been here before and we are not going to worry about it.
"I believe that what we are doing at the club is correct and we will continue to do that even if the result was to go against us.
"The important thing for a club like Hamilton is not to panic.
"I don't think we have had the points we deserved in the last four or five weeks.
"When you go on a run of games when you have not picked up points, I think it is easy to panic and change your game plan, maybe going back to front a lot earlier.
"We try not to do that, try to stay focused and keep doing the things that served us well.
"The one thing I guarantee is that we will go there, get the ball down and try to play and if we cut out the mistakes we can win the game.
"One thing we have to do is shut up shop. We have given too many cheap goals away defensively and that's something we have spoken about this week.
"We played well at Celtic Park in the last game but the important thing now is to make sure we get the points."
Struggling Saints rally for a point
St Mirren staged a spirited second-half fightback to draw 2-2 with Hamilton in their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at New St Mirren Park - but they are still bottom of the table.
Goals from Jon Routledge and Dougie Imrie gave the visitors a deserved two-goal cushion and the points looked destined for Lanarkshire.
But Michael Higdon, who had missed a great chance in the first half, reduced the deficit on the hour mark before slamming in an equaliser to give the Paisley side a point.
However, with no wins in five the Buddies continue their struggles under boss Danny Lennon while the visitors will be mourning the loss of another two points.
Accies started the game positively and in the third minute left-back David Buchanan's cross from the left found Flavio Paixao in the box, but the Hamilton midfielder hesitated before his shot was deflected for a corner which the home side survived.
Moments later Paixao had an effort from 30 yards which Paisley keeper Craig Samson pushed round the post for a corner but after the home side had defended the first one from the left, New Douglas Park defender Mark McLaughlin headed Imrie's flag-kick from the right just over the bar.
At the other end in the 10th minute, Accies stopper Martin Canning did well to cut out a Paul McGowan cross at the near post at the expense of a corner which, in keeping with the start to the match, came to nothing.
Visiting keeper Tomas Cerny then made a decent save at his near post from McGowan's powerful angled drive.
Accies reasserted themselves and St Mirren were forced to defend again, but Samson was well protected.
In the 26th minute Samson spilled a long-distance drive from Paixao and Saints defender Lee Mair completed the clearance for yet another corner but again Accies failed to capitalise.
On the half-hour mark Saints should have taken the lead.
Wardlaw curled a shot from the edge of the box against the bar, David van Zanten then had a shot blocked before the ball came across the six-yard box to Higdon who looked certain to score. But the former Falkirk striker failed to make good contact and McLaughlin cleared.
The home support could barely believe they had failed to get their noses in front and in the 39th minute the Paisley side suffered another blow when Accies took the lead.
Imrie's pass from the right-hand side of the box eventually landed at the feet of Routledge, who steered a shot through a packed penalty area and into the corner of the net for his first Accies goal since signing on loan from Wigan in the summer.
The Paisley side were booed off at the break and the home fans almost had more to complain about after a minute of the second half when Imrie's free-kick from the right found the unmarked McLaughlin at the back post but his header was well saved by Samson.
However, the second goal was only moments away.
Accies' busy striker Nigel Hasselbaink skipped past Mair on the right-hand side of the box and when he cut the ball back it appeared to come off the back of Imrie, who had tumbled to the ground as he burst into the penalty area.
It was perhaps an unfortunate goal to lose but it heaped pressure on the home side who passed up on another good chance in the 51st minute when Wardlaw missed the target from six yards out after Cerny had been beaten by Jure Travner's cut-back from the left.
But on the hour mark Saints pulled a goal back when McGowan's corner from the right landed at the feet of Higdon in the packed box and he turned and squeezed the ball in from 10 yards out.
Inspired by young substitute Kenny McLean, who had replaced Patrick Cregg to make his Buddies debut just before the goal, Saints pressed forward for the equaliser.
And in the 73rd minute they drew level when Travner made his way into the box and pulled the ball back for Higdon to confidently sidefoot the ball past Cerny from around 12 yards.
Accies steadied themselves and set about restoring the lead and in the 84th minute, after more good work from Hasselbaink, midfielder Simon Mensing came close with a curling shot from the edge of the box, the ball just speeding past the far post.
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