First Team

Robbie content with battling performance

7th November 2015

Robbie Neilson pleased with hard-fought win against Hamilton.

Robbie Neilson was pleased to see his side pick up another three points in what he admits was at times a scrappy affair against Hamilton on Saturday.

First-half strikes from Prince Buaben and Arnaud Djoum sealed the win for the Jambos and helped keep them in second place in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Speaking to the media after the match, Robbie said:

“I thought we played really well in the first half and obviously we got a couple of goals on the back of that.

“The second half was a bit scrappy but overall we competed well and played some good football at times.

“We’re trying to stay as close as we can to the top teams. Top six is the goal for the season but if we can finish higher up then great.

“We’ll go through another sticky patch at some point, so we’re staying level headed. If we hit a spell where we’re struggling then we need to be prepared and get out of it as quickly as we can.”

Meanwhile, Djoum limped off with an injury in the second-half, but Robbie doesn’t envisage any significant lay-off for the Belgian midfielder.

“Arnaud is fine, it’s just a tight hamstring. He’s played a fair bit recently so he’ll get a break now and he’ll be fine once we return to league action.”