Sun, May


HAMILTON ACCIES will NOT be offering former Arsenal right back Justin Hoyte a permanent deal.

The Trinidad and Tobago international played for Hamilton in an Under-20 match at New Douglas Park on Monday night which ended in a 2-1 defeat against Motherwell.

The 31-year-old, who also played for Sunderland and Middlesbrough, had been training with the Lanarkshire club.

Accies boss Martin Canning is desperately keen to land an experienced defender but has decided against making an offer to Hoyte after personal terms could not be agreed between both parties.

Hoyte's representative Nicholas Nicholson said: "Personal terms were a stumbling block and we believe Hamilton have now turned their attentions elsewhere."

Accies are on the look-out for a new full-back after releasing Latvia international Antons Kurakins.

Canning started with midfielders Grant Gillespie and Darren Lyon in the wide defensive slots during their last weekend's 4-2 defeat by Motherwell on Saturday.