RELEGATED Hamilton failed to end a disappointing season on a high note as they bowed out of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League with defeat to Inverness.
Clydesdale Bank Premier League
At New Douglas Park, today, kick-off 3pm
BBC Radio Scotland Online
This was Hamilton's season in microcosm: dominating proceedings, spurning opportunities (including a penalty) and shooting themselves in the foot.
Hamilton Accies manager Billy Reid has declared himself excited about the new season and claimed relegation might be a necessary evil to keep his club progressing.
Hamilton saw their hopes of an unlikely escape from relegation disappear on a miserable night in Perth as Liam Craig's penalty ended their three-year stay in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
By the time you read this, Accies will either have been relegated or taken the fight to the final day. If we've been relegated, then we only have ourselves to blame. At the start of the season, I thought St Mirren would be strong favourites to go but congratulations to them as they've proven to be the better side over the course of the season.
Hamilton manager Billy Reid will hold talks with chairman Ronnie MacDonald today to begin plotting a route back to the SPL after the club's relegation was confirmed last night.
In today's Rumour Mill: New Rangers owner vows to cough up cash for key players; Jefferies stays put despite Romanov's interference; Two more names throw their hat into ring for Kilmarnock job; plus the rest of the day's football news and gossip.
Hamilton manager Billy Reid believes encouraging good football is the key to continuing their fight against relegation.
SUBSTITUTE Mickael Antoine-Curier handed Hamilton a Clydesdale Bank Premier League lifeline when he headed the only goal in their must-win clash against relegation rivals St Mirren.
ST MIRREN manager Danny Lennon will set his team out to win their Clydesdale Bank Premier League relegation battle against Hamilton today despite the knowledge a draw would leave Accies with an all but impossible task to avoid the drop.
BILLY Reid claims he will have no problems re-adjusting to life in the Irn-Bru First Division.
Accies are now virtually certain of relegation following another home game that ended without a win. We were good at times but made some mistakes and Aberdeen were well worth a point in the end. We're now reaching the point of no return and it will be disappointing if our fate is sealed at Paisley on Monday.
Dougie IMRIE is more determined than most to help Hamilton avoid the drop this season after witnessing first-hand the pain of relegation from the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League.
Manager Craig Brown says his Aberdeen side must be prepared for a fight this afternoon against a Hamilton side scrapping for Clydesdale Bank Premier League survival.
THERE is a symphony of sniggers and a wee crowd gathering, youth players not quite sure if they are to believe what they have heard. Hamilton manager Billy Reid has agreed to have a couple of buckets of water thrown over him, all in the name of art.
Well that game surprised quite a few people, including the 86 Accies diehards who were at Easter Road on Sunday.
Hamilton manager Billy Reid is hoping to rub salt in Aberdeen manager Craig Brown's Scottish Cup wounds by leading Accies to their first home win of the season.