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‘Absolutely disgraceful’ After Ibrox embarrassment Hamilton are humbled by Stranraer

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Brian Rice is facing calls to be sacked following Hamilton’s 2-1 defeat at in the Cup.

On Sunday Rice had to explain away an 8-0 defeat at that had the homeside billed as world beaters. Tonight, Accies hit rock bottom with defeat to a team that is seventh in League Two with their only win of the season coming on Saturday at home to Cowdenbeath.

Thomas Orr opened the scoring in the 34th minute, Hakeem Oddofin equalised in the 71st minute but Daryl Duffy scored the winner in the 81st minute. Former Celts Connor McManus and Grant Gallagher were in the side.

After years as an assistant manager and first team coach Rice left St Mirren to take charge of Hamilton in January 2019 where he helped save them from the drop.

Prior to Lockdown a surprise 1-0 win at and the same scoreline at home to Kilmarnock- their first wins of 2020 saved them from the drop as squealed their way into the Championship.

Rice’s honesty has made him a favourite with the media but with one win from 12 matches and defeats from Annan and in the Cup the former Hibs and Nottingham Forest midfielder might struggle to survive the winter break. On Saturday Accies are at home to Albion Rovers in the Betfred Cup.

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