Hamilton Accies boss focused on fitness, not results, amid goal-laden pre-season

John Rankin insists he is not getting carried away with Hamilton Accies’ perfect, goal-laden start to pre-season.

The New Douglas Park outfit have taken on four games so far against varying levels of opposition and won all of them, scoring 28 goals and conceding just twice.

An opening 11-1 rout of West of Scotland League side Thorniewood United last Friday night was followed by a 3-0 win at Blantyre Victoria and a 12-0 triumph away to Newmains United, before Monday’s night’s 2-1 home win over Welsh Premier champions The New Saints.

Amongst all that has been hat-tricks for new signings Euan Henderson and Kevin O’Hara, while fellow new boy Joe McGlynn also got off the mark with goals against Newmains and The New Saints.

Much bigger tests are to follow when the competitive action gets underway and Rankin said: “The results have been good but the main thing right now is getting minutes and not getting too many injuries.

“We’ve only had a couple of niggles so far that have seen Jamie Barjonas [leg] and Dario Zanatta [back] miss out on games.

“It is a new group and they are all getting to know one another. Right now, it’s all about building confidence and camaraderie within the group.

Hamilton Accies sent a strong team to compete against Blantyre Vics at the KG Stadium(Image: Lanarkshire Live Sport)

“We’ve been here before in pre-season when you win all your games and then you get to the first game and it doesn’t happen for you, or vice-versa.

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