Hamilton add 'dynamic' winger ahead of trip to Ibrox and league leaders Rangers

Nathan Thomas has become the first of "two or three" signings Hamilton boss Brian Rice has been looking for to re-inforce his Accies squad.

Nathan Thomas is back in Scotland, five years after turning out for Motherwell under-20s against Hamilton (above).
Nathan Thomas is back in Scotland, five years after turning out for Motherwell under-20s against Hamilton (above).

The 26-year-old former Motherwell winger joined following the expiry of his contract at Sheffield United in the summer after spending the last season on loan at Carlisle.

He goes into Brian Rice’s player pool ahead of a return to Ibrox on Sunday where Accies won on their last visit in March.

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Rice is without long-term injured David Templeton, Kyle Munro and Charlie Trafford, while Ronan Hughes is struggling with a knock and Jamie Hamilton has shin splints.

He said: “We are always looking to add to the squad, especially at this time because we are down to the bare bones.

“It is just the way it is and we have a lot of games between now and December 30.

“The board are aware of the situation with injuries and what can happen with Covid. They are very supportive as they always have been and they realise the lads need a hand and I need numbers in the squad."

The new Accies man described himself as "direct” and speaking to his club website he added: I'm quite a dynamic player for my position, so hopefully if I can replicate what I've done in the past I can have a good time here at Hamilton.

"I know Lee Hodson from Gillingham, he's someone I'm looking forward to working with again. I know what's required of me here and I'm ready to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in."

Hamilton could also call on Brian Easton for the first time since February.

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