Hamilton boss thanks directors for putting minds at ease

first_img“From that point of view the owners coming in and putting everyone’s mind at ease allows us just to focus on football.”He added: “There’s nothing we can do in terms of affecting what happens.“I’m gutted for the club. Hopefully it won’t have an effect on the footballing side but when you look at how hard the guys have worked behind the scenes to build this club since they took it 14 or 15 years ago, to have in one fell swoop someone come in and do that to your business isn’t nice.“It’s a time now for everyone to stick together. On the pitch we need to get results and in the stands we need the fans to give support so we can put things right.”Hamilton face Ross County in Dingwall this weekend. Hamilton Accies manager Martin Canning has thanked the club’s directors for putting the players’ minds at ease after the Premiership side lost more than £750,000 as a result of an elaborate fraud.The cash disappeared after the New Douglas Park side fell victim to vishing, which usually takes the form of a call from an individual purporting to be from the bank.Chairman Les Gray described the situation as “one of the most difficult we have faced as a club”.Other SPFL clubs have been targeted, with Hearts confirming they were the victim of internet fraud earlier this year. STV understands the Tynecastle side lost around £80,000 as a result of the scam.Hamilton boss Canning acknowledges the financial loss is a significant blow but is determined to not let it affect his players as they battle to end a run of five consecutive Scottish Premiership defeats. He said: “The owners and directors came in on the Friday morning to speak to everybody as a group and put everybody’s minds at ease, which I think was a good thing to do.“When something like that happens, or what would happen if there was no clarity, is questions start to get asked and rumours fly about. last_img

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