Why one of this season's Scottish Premiership stars is someone we didn't see coming

One of the most impressive stars in this season’s Scottish Premiership is someone very few of us saw coming.

Ross Callachan has been a vital source of goals for Hamilton Accies so far this season. Picture: SNS

Ross Callachan moved to Hamilton Accies last summer in a move that was so fitting it was almost comical: a committed yet technically-suspect player joining a squad full of footballers worthy of such description. It was expected he’d do a job, nothing more, and Accies would finally be relegated.

That may still happen, but it certainly not if Callachan has his say. He has 12 league goals and assists combined and is playing the best football of his career.

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Operating as the most advanced midfielder in manager Brian Rice’s preferred 3-5-2 system, the onus is on him to utilise his charging runs and dangerous off-ball movement to impact the final third, rather than try to be the Swiss-army-knife No.8 that both Hearts and St Johnstone wanted him to be.

Regardless of what happens to his club, he’s final proved himself a worthy top-flight talent. Fair play.

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