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Jamie Hamilton ‘can kick on’ after Brighton training stint

Accies boss Brian Rice says feedback was good following young defender's time with the Premier League club.

Jamie Hamilton ‘can kick on’ after Brighton training stint SNS

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defender, who was recently sent off for the third time in 12 games this season before the dismissal against Hearts was rescinded on appeal.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.”