Brian Easton backing Hamilton Accies to win against Celtic

By Connor Gordon

December 4, 2019

Hamilton Accies player Brian Easton thinks his team have a chance against Celtic tonight.

The Accies travel the short distance to Glasgow’s east end to take on the champions.

Their form has been inconsistent, while Neil Lennon’s side are looking to seal 11 consecutive wins. Hamilton are gaining confidence from a 0-0 weekend draw at Livingston which proves they are a tough nut to crack.

Brian Easton on Hamilton Accies chances against Celtic

The 31-year-old Glaswegian has seen it all in a lengthy footballing career north and south of the border. However, the big defender is yet to register a win against the Hoops with his new club.

Manager Brian Rice will want to put Brian Easton’s words into action. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Accies haven’t won at Parkhead since Ali Crawford’s strike in 2014. However, Easton believes that his side could cause a potentially league winning upset tonight at the home of the champions.

He told the Daily Record: “We will go there looking to get something, we’ll go there looking to win the game.

“I know a lot of people don’t think we will, but we will prepare for it and look at the best way that we can take something from the game.

New Hamilton Accies man Brian Easton celebrating cup win at Celtic Park with St Johnstone. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“Celtic are a good team, but at the end of the day it’s 11 v 11, personally I’ve won at Celtic Park and had results, so it’s possible, and hopefully the boys will go into this one believing they can get something.”

Lanarkshire men toughest test at Parkhead

Easton’s comments suggest they are looking to take at least a point or even more against Celtic.

The game at home to Rangers shows that they can keep even the most free scoring teams at bay. Superior fitness by the Gers and momentary lapses in defending cost them against Steven Gerrard’s men.

Ryan Kent was the difference in last week’s Rangers and Hamilton match. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Nevertheless, the red and white hoops defended resolutely and arguably deserved a point last week.

Manager Brian Rice will have his team well drilled in order to weed out any potential mistakes. They will have all their men behind the ball and it could be tough for Celtic to break through.

Fans need to be patient on this cold Wednesday night, but the team will get their eventually.