If Neil Lennon is anything like me, he will have spent more time considering Thursday’s game in Rennes than tomorrow’s in Hamilton. That is unlikely. Hamilton Accies have had a decent start to the season: beating Kilmarnock and a draw at struggling Hearts, putting a shine over a drubbing at Ross County on the opening day of the season and a home defeat to Motherwell.
On paper, this one looks straightforward; however, this game will not be played on paper, but some godforsaken polymer. Nothing can be taken for granted.
While we have had plenty of time to salivate over new arrivals like Jullien, Bolingoli (yes), Elhamed and Bauer; Mohamed Elyounoussi and Greg Taylor have yet to wear the hoops. If fit, both must play tomorrow. It will be a long 90 minutes in France and we will need as much of the squad blooded and ready.
It’s good to have the real football back.