Hamilton boss Brian Rice hails his players after Rangers victory

Hamilton manager Brian Rice has heaped praise on his players after they registered a 1-0 victory against Rangers at Ibrox, as per FourFourTwo.

The Accies defended well to deny their opponents any goal and then got the winner early in the second half through David Mayo.

Rice’s side were bottom of the table before this match but they have now climbed ahead to 11th position with this win.

The 56-year-old manager hailed his players after this victory, saying:

“It was a young team out there. There are one or two experienced boys with Blair Alston and the like.

“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.

“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.”

Rangers have now suffered back to back defeats after their great performance against Braga in the Europa League round of 32.

The Gers gave a disappointing performance against Hearts at the weekend, and thus got knocked out of the Scottish Cup.

The Ibrox manager Steven Gerrard expressed his disappointment thus:

“We have just given three points away, it’s as simple as that. I’m not really sure I’ve got that many words to describe it.

“I didn’t think I could be more disappointed that I was after Hearts – but here I am, even more disappointed than I was a few days ago.

“I laid down the gauntlet before the game and will continue to do that. But I have a dressing room that’s shot of confidence.

“We have played ourselves into a rut and I’ve got a real tough, tough job to pick that up and improve it from here.

“Myself and my staff are flat because we are doing everything we can. We are trying to change formations and personnel, doing different things in training to try and lift and put confidence into them. We’ve got a lot to do – a big, big lot.”

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