Accies face Airdrie (United?) on Tuesday at NDP having registered a very good win at Dunfermline on Saturday. On paper, this should be an easier match to predict, with Accies having taken 7 points out of 9 against Airdrie so far this season, scoring 9 goals in the process while conceding only 2. If Alex Neil and Frankie McAvoy's men were to maintain that scoring average, (which matches their own scoring average as a management team!) I suspect that we will see another comfortable Accies victory. I have no reason to suspect that Alex will drop himself back into the team for this fixture and Gary Fisher remains out with an injury. Page could be recalled, depending on whether Neil/McAvoy wish to give Devlin 2 games in 4 days, with another game to come in a few days (repeat ad nauseam). Otherwise, I expect to see an unchanged side. Accies are free from any lingering direct relegation worries but are not yet mathematically out of the play-off equation. 4 more points, Cowdenbeath dropping 4 points or Dunfermline suffering a draconian administration punishment will resolve this issue (for Accies).
More worrying for this commentator is that Accies picked up another 5 bookings on Saturday. Ill-discipline has been an issue over the last couple of seasons and while Alex Neil may not be the individual best placed to resolve the matter, I suppose a job share allows his colleague to major on this aspect of player management! It would be disappointing to see the start of next season affected by suspensions held over from this year, especially at a time when the job for the season is complete, bar the last lick of paint. Victory tomorrow night will bring us to the point of watching the paint dry for the rest of the season!