Accies website reporter Mark Gillespie spoke with Scott Martin after the midweek loss to Livingston
We caught up with Scott Martin after the defeat at Livingston for his thoughts on the game.
The game just seemed to slip away in the second half?
SM: I thought we stuck to our task in the first half, and dealt with everything they threw at us. A lapse in concentration gets them the lead. We’re all very disappointed with another loss.
The opening goal is always crucial. How do you explain going behind so soon after the restart?
SM: You can’t. That’s why we’re down at the bottom of the pack. Maybe on another day their player goes through and misses the chance. But we can’t be looking for luck. We have to look at ourselves as players and we’ve got to be better.
The manager was just saying he sensed a fear factor in the way we played tonight. How did you feel approaching this one?
SM: I don’t fear any opponent individually. As a team we’re strong. Collectively we’re fine. But if that’s what the gaffer sees, that’s what he sees. I’m not at the side of the pitch. Me playing, I didn’t feel any fear.
Every week’s a cup final from now. St Mirren’s a chance to bounce back?
SM: We knew Saturday was going to be important, so we’ll recover and get the heads down and focus on the next game plan. This is done now. All that’s left is going to get a good result on Saturday.
We’re good at grinding out results in adversity?
SM: We’ve been renowned for it for years, if you back Hamilton into a corner we’ll come out fighting. It’s not the greatest situation to be in, but we’re still ahead of the bottom two. If we win on Saturday it’s a massive result for us.