Hamilton manager Brian Rice has hailed his young side after beating Rangers 1-0 at Ibrox to climb off the foot of the Scottish Premiership table – and leave Gers fans absolutely fuming.

Accies managed to frustrate Rangers for long spells, with Luke Southwood in fantastic form between the sticks, before David Moyo’s 55th-minute strike left the Gers reeling.

2nd February 2019, Hope CBD Stadium, Hamilton, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hamilton Academical versus Dundee; Hamilton Academical manager Brian Rice

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Chipper admitted that most people would have expected his side still to be bottom of the table at full-time before his inexperienced squad stunned Rangers.

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“It was a young team out there. There are one or two experienced boys with Blair Alston and the like,” Rice said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

“But to come here and keep a clean sheet gives you confidence. It also gives us three points we desperately needed.

 

“I can’t influence what happens elsewhere. Football is a crazy game. You can’t predict the results and it’s about what happens on the night.

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“We were bottom of the league coming into tonight and most people would expect us to still be bottom. We’re not. That’s great credit to my lads.”

With Celtic dropping points at Livingston, it was an ideal opportunity to close the gap a little and get back into the title race.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 04: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard is seen during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 04, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Instead, there are now serious questions over the future of most of the squad and the management team following the Accies defeat.

Rice and Hamilton deserve huge credit though for the way they saw the game out as Rangers huffed and puffed but failed to find a way through.

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