Hamilton sign former Sheffield United winger ahead of Rangers clash
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Hamilton sign former Sheffield United winger ahead of Rangers clash

Hamilton Academical have signed former Sheffield United winger Nathan Thomas ahead of their trip to Rangers on Sunday.

Accies are currently bottom of the Premiership table on just seven points, with the Lanarkshire club losing their last three league matches.

Brian Rice’s has added a former Sheffield United player to the Hamilton ranks ahead of the trip to Rangers. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

An injury crisis hasn’t helped, with Ronan Hughes and Jamie Hamilton recently joining Kyle Munro, Charlie Trafford and former Ger, David Templeton, on the treatment table.

However, the Daily Record reported on Friday afternoon that Brian Rice’s squad could soon be boosted by as many as three free-agent signings.

No names were provided in the report but just before 5pm, Accies announced the captured of Nathan Thomas on a deal until the end of the season.

Hamilton sign former Sheffield United winger Nathan Thomas ahead of Rangers clash – Verdict

26-year-old Thomas has had an interesting career so far, with Accies set to be the twelfth club he’s represented in eight years.

Given that he’s been on the books at Sunderland and Sheffield United, there’s clearly talent there, but the winger has struggled to produce consistently and hasn’t played since returning to the Blades over six months ago following a loan stint at Carlisle United.

New signings can often provide an initial boost and the rest of the Hamilton squad should be fresh after almost three weeks without a game.

However, Rangers will be determined to avoid a second consecutive slip up against this opposition on home soil.

A badly out of form Gers lost 1-0 to Accies at Ibrox in March but Steven Gerrard’s players come into this fixture full of confidence and the hosts should have too much quality, regardless of who else the visitors bring in before kick-off.