Dougie Imrie’s scoring streak rescues Accies

Dougie Imrie has set his sights on breaking his own scoring record after emerging as Hamilton’s surprise goalgetter this season.

Dougie Imrie celebrates after netting the equaliser for Hamilton. Picture: SNS Group
Dougie Imrie celebrates after netting the equaliser for Hamilton. Picture: SNS Group

The midfielder grabbed the equaliser in the 1-1 draw against Partick Thistle on Saturday – a week after rescuing a point against Dundee.

Imrie’s best ever tally in a top-flight season is five goals and, with four under his belt already this term, he is hoping his hot streak continues.

He said: “I’ve been trying to add goals to my game for a few years now. I don’t know what’s happened in the last month but everything has seemed to click.

“The goals have started to come but the most important thing is that we’ve been picking up results. But with the opportunities we create, I should be scoring more often and it’s pleasing that the goals are starting to come.”

Imrie cancelled out Mathias Pogba’s opener after Accies were reduced to ten men for the second week in a row when Lucas Tagliapietra saw red on the stroke of half-time.

Imrie added: “We worked hard to get that point, especially after going down to ten men. I don’t think it was a sending-off because Jesus Garcia Tena was getting back to cover. But we showed great character to come back from that. I’m delighted for the boys because of the work rate we put in.”

Thistle boss Alan Archibald was disappointed his side were unable to see out the match and claim all three points. But he was pleased to see Pogba open his scoring account for the Jags.

He said: “I was delighted for Pogs. He didn’t get a lot of service and, hopefully, he kicks on.

“He has a big part to play and was great in the past two games. This was actually more of an off-day for him, but I’m delighted he scored.”

Thistle goalkeeper Tomas Cerny was forced out of the action in the first half.

Archibald added: “Tomas is in a protective boot at the moment because it’s something with his ankle. We’ll assess him over the next few days.”