We are delighted to finally announce Callum Smith, Ross Callachan & Charlie Trafford have joined the club.

Callum Smith, (20), a graduate of Fife Elite Academy who went on to play for Dunfermline, Alloa and Airdrieonians before joining Hamilton. He has played for Scotland u19s, scoring twice in five appearance for the young Scots.

Charlie Trafford, (28), Canadian born, Polish midfielder who joins us from Inverness CT where he has been for the last three seasons. He has played in Canada, Finland and Poland prior to joining the Highland side where he appeared 70 times. Trafford is a capped Canadian internationalist.

Ross Callachan, (26), Joins us from Perth side St Johnstone. Callachan  also made 129 appearances for Raith Rovers, with spells at Hearts and Dundee, earlier this year,  also. The midfielder excelled in Schools football in Edinburgh as a youth.

All three players have been on the club’s radar over the past season, Brian Rice said: “Callum Smith is a young player who I’ve been watching for a few years. He had a fantastic season at Airdrie, so I think he has a chance here. He’s a worker and that’s everything we’re all about at Hamilton.

“Charlie I know from my time at Inverness, So I know exactly what I’m getting. He’s a disciplined midfielder, a role we needed to fill and he fits the profile. I didn’t want to take a chance on this position and sign someone I’ve only seen play a couple of times, I know what I’m getting from Charlie.

“Ross is a player I have also been watching a while, he’s a box to box midfielder who gets in the box and scores goals, there’s not many of them going about. He’s one of these players that will clear a ball at one end and score in the other. I believe Ross is one the fans will take to.”

Smith and Callachan have joined up with the squad to begin pre-season preparations whilst Charlie Trafford will join up with squad in the coming weeks.