Thomas in Andrews out at Accies

By BBC Sport
Last updated : 28 January 2010

Hamilton Accies have re-signed striker Joel Thomas on loan from Colchester United until the end of the season and released defender Marvin Andrews.Thomas joined Colchester in the summer for £125,000 but has made only seven appearances for the League One side.

The 22-year-old Frenchman said: "It will be very good for me to go back and I hope that I will do well there.

"There have been times where I think I shouldn't have left, but I think I have also been unfortunate at Colchester."

Thomas joined Hamilton initially in August 2008 after a period at German club Kaiserslautern.

The people responsible for directing abuse at the players and management will be found and banned from attending any future games

Hamilton Accies chairman Ronnie MacDonald

He made 29 appearances, mainly from the substitutes' bench, for the Scottish Premier League side last season, scoring once.

Accies are hopeful of further adding to their squad before the closure of the January transfer market.

"The club are working on one or two other moves at the moment and are not yet in a position to comment further," said a statement on the club website.

But Accies stress that newspaper reports suggesting that Cork City midfielder Billy Dennehy was to be given a trial are untrue.

Trinidad and Tobago international Andrews had arrived at New Douglas Park in the summer after helping Raith Rovers win the Division Two title last season.

However, the 34-year-old former Rangers and Livingston defender only played two matches for Accies this season and was loaned out to First Division promotion hopefuls Queen of the South.

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He played twice for the Dumfries outfit during December and had wanted to extend his stay at Palmerston Park only to be told to return to Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Accies chairman Ronnie MacDonald has promised to take action against fans who directed abuse at manager Billy Reid and players after Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock.

"We would take this opportunity to thank those true fans who have contacted the club with information on the identity of several idiots who directed foul and abusive language at the players and management," he told his club website.

"Such behaviour has no place within our club and will not be tolerated. The people responsible will be found and banned from attending any future games at New Douglas Park."

Source: BBC Sport

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