Hamilton defender Shaun Want says fans were right to boo his side after their "embarrassing" 6-1 hammering at home to Partick Thistle last night and says there are no excuses.

Accies barely laid a glove on the Maryhill side in the first half but were still holding their own despite Zak Rudden's early opener.

However, Thistle laid siege to the Accies goal in the second half, with Rudden completing his double, Brian Graham netting a brace, while Scott Tiffoney and Connor Murray helped themselves to goals as well.

David Moyo's first goal of the season in the last minute barely made a ripple amongst the few home fans still inside New Douglas Park by that point, before a chorus of boos and jeers were directed at the Accies management and board.

Want was unable to prevent Zak Rudden from scoring his second Thistle goal in the 6-1 rout
Want was unable to prevent Zak Rudden from scoring his second Thistle goal in the 6-1 rout

Want says there's no hiding place, but the players will try and get it right before travelling to Kilmarnock next Saturday.

A dejected Want said: "From start to finish, all over the pitch, it just wasn't good enough.

"Every player in there knows that. It was embarrassing, really.

"We shouldn't be letting teams come here and do that, we know that's not us, and it's just not acceptable.

"I understand the fans' frustration, and rightly so. They pay their money to come and watch us, and when we put in a performance like that it's not good enough - they deserve better than that.

"Everybody in there is angry, there are a lot of emotions going on right now, and a lot of things are being said.

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"But the most important thing is that we need to look back on that game, realise where we went wrong, and rectify it."

Hamilton were given the plaudits for performances that saw them beat league-leaders Inverness at home, before ousting Aberdeen 'B' from the SPFL Trust Trophy third round, but Want says they must now also take the criticism.

"It was the complete opposite from the game against Inverness, where we started on the front-foot and we were dominating, which set the tempo," said Want.

"For some reason it just wasn't even 60 or 70 per cent, it wasn't nearly good enough, and that just set the tempo for the game.

Thistle ran out comfortable winners at Hamilton
Thistle ran out comfortable winners at Hamilton

"I think we're all big enough boys in there to know that a Friday night game on the telly isn't going to affect us - there are no excuses at all.

"We'll be back in tomorrow morning, look back on the game, and once we analyse that we need to make sure that the bad things that we did we put them right, going forward, and get back to how we played in the last couple of weeks."

Accies travel to Kilmarnock and Morton, either side of a midweek home match against Queen of the South in a seven-day period from October 23 that Want admits could be important - but he says they all are.

He said: "The games are coming thick and fast after this, and it's important that once we realise what we did wrong we need to put that behind us, move on and get the points back on the board.

"Every game is important in this league, your next game is huge, so we'll take it game by game and the next game will be as big as any other game."

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