Simon Mensing ready for cup replay

Hamilton's Simon Mensing and David Barron clash.
Hamilton's Simon Mensing and David Barron clash.© SNS Group

Simon Mensing believes Hamilton can get the best of SPL side St Mirren when the teams meet in their Scottish Cup replay.

Billy Reid’s side held out for a goalless draw in Paisley and will face each other again on January 17 at New Douglas Park for a place in the fifth round.

And midfielder Mensing believes Accies can spring a surprise.

He said: "The replay is a home game so we'll maybe approach it a little bit differently.

"This was a good result - for us to come here and play an SPL team and get a draw and another crack at them is excellent.

"We put in a lot of hard work and at times had a lot of the ball, especially in the first half; it was a good team performance and it's a massive result, especially for the confidence.

"We'll look forward to the replay; we had a good result last week [at Queen of the South] and this draw, so hopefully we can start kicking on from there in the league."

Mensing saw team-mate David Hutton pull off a number of saves to deny the Buddies with Paul McGowan impressing for the home side.

And Mensing was pleased to see both play well, adding: "I was glad to see David come in and do well; I thought he was excellent and deserves all the plaudits that he gets as he commanded the defence well and the defence were very good today.

"Playing against Paul is a hard task as he's a good little player; he's quick and you can see he's central to a lot of what they do.

"The gaffer said to keep an eye on him; that can be quite hard at times as he's a tricky player but we got the result and we're happy with that."


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