Hamilton captain Brian Easton is charmed to see Ross Callachan flourish with a touch of affection.
Callachan scored his eighth objective of the period on Wednesday when he twisted a superb 20-yard exertion into the top corner past previous St. Johnstone colleague Zander Clark.
The previous Raith Rovers midfielder completed his spell in Perth borrowed at Dundee, having moved to Saints following a year with Hearts.
In any case, the 27-year-old has been prolific for Accies this season and is still improving his form, confirmed by his exceptional exertion in Wednesday's 1-1Scottish Premiership
“It was frightening, unbelievable. He’s got that in him. The first time we played them this season he rattled the bar with a great strike. We see it all the time in training.
“He finessed it in the top bin over big Zander. It was great.
“He is absolutely flying at the moment and I’m delighted for him because he gives so much.
“I played with him at St Johnstone but here, I think he is a bit more loved, he’s getting a bit more opportunity. And he seems to be thriving on it. He is a massive player for us.
“It probably is that, feeling needed, feeling loved. It might seem a bit daft.
“When he was at St Johnstone you could tell the quality he had in training and in the games he played. But there were other players there and he was in and out.
“But here he has made himself into a vital player for us and he is just loving it. If he keeps scoring goals, we will be loving him enough.”
Accies were three minutes from sliding down to the tenth spot before
leveled with another great goal.
Be that as it may, the draw and execution against the
champs kept up the spirit after a decent ongoing run and indeed featured their strong confidence.
“I love being part of teams like that,” Easton said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Aberdeen. “I feel it has really shone through in the last four weeks or something. We have maybe upped it a wee level.
“We have good, honest boys who always give 100 per cent but the last few weeks it seems we are all giving 100 per cent in the same direction and it has really helped us. You can see that sort of energy in the changing room.”