Hamilton Accies striker Andy Ryan is confident that the Lanarkshire side will find their stride over the next few weeks after a dispiriting start to Championship life.

Accies have taken just one point from their opening two games but only had themselves to blame for the defeat to Morton on Saturday after their profligacy cost them the points.

"For all the good play and chances we had in the first half, we went in at 1-0 down, that's the harsh reality of it,” said Ryan.
"In the second half we started relatively well but huffed and puffed, Morton sat in and to be honest I think it looked as if we ran out of ideas a wee bit.

“We brought two new boys in relatively near the end of the week, so they haven't had much training time.

"Hopefully with a couple of weeks training they can gel into the squad a bit more and if new bodies come in that would be great.
“I think it has been the story of the start of our season, if I'm being honest.

“For all our good play in the first half, one clearance, Ugwu’s through and he scores.

“Honestly, I can't really recall any other chances or even shots they had in the game, but at the end of the day, it doesn't matter how you get it, they've got the three points and we haven't.”

It has been a much brighter look for Morton and Gus MacPherson. The Greenock side have four points from six having played two teams that will be expected to be competing for promotion places this term.

On initial evidence Gozi Ugwu will be a handful for opposition teams with his old-school style. The striker made life difficult for Dunfermline last week and was the same again at the weekend as he netted his first goal for Morton.

Cameron Blues’ – sent off with three minutes of the game to play after a second yellow – had played a long ball into the channel that picked out Ugwu who cut inside and calmly steered the ball into the bottom corner.

"I knew the goal would come at some point so I wasn't too worried about it,” said the striker. “I was focused on the team and helping with my performances.

"You are judged on goals but I think you are also judged on performances. That's how I played the game. I focus on the performance and if I get that right then goals will follow.

"Just form that result you can see what it meant to us. We keep going. We won't get too high and we won't get too low if we lose or draw games. We want to stay level and just concentrate on getting good performances in over the season.

"We take each game as it comes. If other people under-estimate us, then that's up to them. We know what we have got.”