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Hamilton Accies

Why Carlos Pena’s return is a problem for Rangers

The deal that Rangers struck to sign Carlos Pena in the summer of 2017 clearly sets Steven Gerrard’s teeth on edge. A £2.2 million fee was paid to Mexican side Guadalajara for the midfielder, given a three-year deal on a reputed £26,000-a-week terms. Effectively, then manager Pedro Caixinha was allowed to make a £5.5m investment on a player who has given little in return. And £5.5m is precisely the figure that Gerrard gives for the money he spent on transfer fees in the summer to entirely reconstruct a squad that he undoubtedly has made much sturdier.

Hamilton's Dougie Imrie celebrates after scoring the opening goal. Pic: SNS/Craig Williamson

St Mirren 1 - 3 Hamilton: Accies go five clear of hosts

This was Hamilton doing what Hamilton do best. Just when you think they are there for the taking after a couple of poor results, they turn around and bite. St Mirren were entitled to feel a sense of confidence going into this one on the back of their fine win over Hearts the previous week, but we’ve seen Accies do this sort of thing so many times that everyone should have known what was coming.

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