Accies boss Reid says Ross was released due to ‘incompatibility’
HAMILTon manager billy reid insists incompatibility was the only reason behind Jack ross leaving the club after playing only two games.
The full-back arrived at new douglas Park in the summer on a one-year deal after being released by Clydesdale bank Premier League rivals St Mirren. However, the 34-year-old conceded two penalties on his debut – a 4-0 defeat at Aberdeen – and was then substituted in the 4-0 home loss to Hearts last Saturday. ross was left out of the squad for the midweek Co-operative Cup defeat by raith rovers at Starks Park and the club confirmed he has been released by mutual consent, along with Stuart elliot.
reid, preparing for the trip to face Inverness in the SPL today, insisted there was nothing untoward about the decision.
“Jack came in to see me and said he was finding it difficult to fit in to the system and there is no point in keeping a player who doesn’t fit the system,” he explained.
“I’m sure he will hold his hands up and say that he didn’t do well in his two games he played for us. but there are no hard feelings and no fall-out and I’m sure Jack will say the same.
“His leaving does leave us short at the back, he is an experienced defender and we haven’t got a lot of them fit at the moment. but he goes with our best wishes.”
Terry butcher, the Inverness manager, intends to capitalise on reid’s defen- sive woes today and has backed Adam rooney and eric odhiambo to continue their recent goalscoring form.
rooney has grabbed four goals in the victories over dundee United and Peterhead, with odhiambo playing his part with two assists. butcher believes the pair can be a force to be reckoned with in the Clydesdale bank Premier League.
“They formed a good partnership last season and they’ve started the campaign well, and that’s great,” butcher said.
“eric has got superb ability, turns and holds the ball up well and has an eye for a pass. Then Adam has a great eye for goal. There’s no doubting that every time he hits the ball you think he’s going to score. Adam’s a great player and starting to blossom into a top-class striker and we’re obviously very happy with that.”
Jack ross: released after two games