Jason Scotland has told his young Hamilton team-mates to relax, enjoy their football, and use pressure to their advantage.
The 35-year-old scored one and set up the other in a 2-1 win over Alloa on Saturday that put Accies back on top of the SPFL Championship, and hopes his experience will prove valuable between now and the end of the season. He said: “That was a massive win for us. Before the game the gaffer said if we could take nine points in the next three games we could win the league, and that we can only look after ourselves.
“We’re in a good position now, but it’s pressure at the top of the table. Hopefully we can enjoy that pressure and go and express ourselves. We go into the last two games in a good position, and we know if we can win our games others might drop points, and they’ll hope we can drop points as well. We need to focus on our game and try to play as well as we can.
“Our next game at Dumbarton is massive — I can’t even stress how big it is — but hopefully the boys can relax and go and enjoy the challenge. It’s a tough game, but we can’t let emotions get the better of us.”
Jason added: “With so many different things happening, experience is a big part of it all.
“The younger lads need experience around them, it’s vital at this stage in the run-in.”