Hamilton head coach Brian Rice hopes Jamie Hamilton will be inspired after his Brighton training stint.
The defender spent three days last week with the Premier League club – whose assistant manager is former Accies boss Billy Reid – before turning 18 on Sunday.
Rice hopes the experience will prove a lift to the defender, who was recently sent off for the third time in 12 games this season before the dismissal against Hearts was rescinded on appeal.
“It was a great experience for the kid,” Rice said. “I believe he did pretty well so we will see what comes of that.
“He trained with the first team so it was a brilliant experience for Jamie and it just gives him an insight into what could happen in the future.
“That’s got to be his goal. Hopefully that kicks Jamie on.”