HAMILTON start life without Alex Neil tonight as they tackle nearest rivals Dundee United.
Neil as well all know made a flying start in charge of Norwich at the weekend and the big questions is: How will Accies cope without him?
Players and fans have been on a magical journey under Neil, winning the play-offs last season and marching to the top of the Premier League, beating Celtic at Parkhead on the way.
They now sit third and Neil's left them in rude health – but what's next for the club? Players were in tears when their gaffer, colleague and mentor told them he was heading down south and Neil was such an inspiration you have to wonder if performance level will suffer.
Continuity isn't an issue with skipper Martin Canning being named caretaker boss but Accies have lost a key player as well as a gaffer and face a tough test against a Dundee United side sitting just one point behind them in the table.
If Neil was in charge I'd be on an Accies side who have suffered just one defeat at home and who mauled Motherwell 5-0 last time out. United's away form is patchy with four wins and five defeats but they usually carry a goal threat.
Just to win Accies are 29-20 at McBookie and BetVictor with United 2-1 at Stan James and the draw 13-5 with McBookie.
If you fancy the draw consider a small stake on a scoring stalemate at 18-5 with McBookie and BetVictor.
Nadir Ciftci is the most likely United scorer at 11-2 with McBookie and 15-8 at Betfred to score.
Over 2.5 goals
(5-6, McBookie, BetVictor)
(9-4, Paddy Power)