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Kilmarnock defender alerts his team to be sharp against Hamilton

Fri 08 January 2021 | 15:46

Kilmarnock full-back Aaron McGowan has direct information on how Hamilton can cause trouble for his side on Saturday

The Liverpool born joined Kilmarnock last June after two seasons at the Lanarkshire club, known for their craving to remain in the

Scottish Premiership

One victory and a stalemate in their last two matches, after five consecutive losses, sees Killie in the eighth spot, three points in front of Accies, and McGowan has prepared himself for a face-off against them at Rugby Park. 

The 24-year-old defender said:

“From my time there, I know that if you don’t do the basics, work hard and put your body on the line, it is not going to be a good weekend.

“The one thing that Hamilton always bring and I know because I was there a couple of years, they always bring energy and hard work and the basics.

“If you don’t want to do the dirty side of the game right, obviously without being overly aggressive, then you won’t take nothing from the game.

“You have to be up for it from the first whistle because Hamilton are a fighting club.

“They thrive off the underdog tag. That’s what they do as a football club.

“Every year journalists and pundits write them off and they just do what they do. So I am under no illusions. It will be a really difficult game this weekend so we have to be right up for it and hopefully we are.

“We have to be ready and I am sure with the quality that we have in our squad, we can go out and get three points.”

McGowan

knows that only five points separate seventh positioned St Mirren and rock bottom side Ross County.

He said:

“We are under no illusions of where we are in the league.

“We know with the quality in our team we should be higher up and more points.

“We need to start putting points on the board and we have picked up, we are unbeaten in two games.

“We have a bit of momentum building up at the minute and we need to start distancing ourselves (from teams below) and hopefully we can get three points on Saturday.”

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