Gordon rues red cards and dreams of what might have been for Accies
ZIGGY Gordon says that Hamilton were disappointed to only draw their last two games – despite being reduced to 10 men in both matches.
Darian MacKinnon was dismissed against Dundee and Lucas Tagliapietra saw red on Saturday against Partick Thistle. Despite their numerical deficit and the fact they went a goal down in each match though, Hamilton fought back to claim a share of the spoils in both games.
Although grudgingly settling for a point in such circumstances, Gordon believes that standards at the club are now so high that anything less than a win is viewed as a disappointment.
He said: “Twice in two weeks we’ve come from behind with 10 men and managed to get something from the game, but honestly, it’s unfortunate we never managed to keep 11 men on the pitch because I thought we were the better team and we would have gone on to get more than just a point. Hopefully this weekend we can keep everyone on the pitch and get a victory.
“It was brilliant to get a point from those games with ten men but the way we look upon draws is as two points dropped, not one point gained.”
Gordon is hoping Hamilton can banish the memories of their last match against St Johnstone when they clash again this Saturday.
Martin Canning’s side went down tamely 4-1 when they visited McDiarmid Park in mid-September, but Gordon believes that there is little between the teams.
Whilst admiring what the Perth men have achieved, he says that Hamilton can emulate their recent success – but by doing it their own way.
“I don’t think we aspire to be anybody bar ourselves,” he said.
“We came from the Championship, where we were one of the smallest clubs, got promoted off of our own backs, worked really hard and did well last season, so I don’t think we look at any other club and think ‘we want to be there’.
“It was a difficult one (the defeat at McDiarmid Park) and it was one of those days where we felt we didn’t get what we deserved from the game.
“They were clinical, but hopefully this time it can be the other way round and we can get three points.”
HIGH HOPES: Gordon says that Hamilton now go into every game believing they can win