Hamilton Accies happy to play Partick Thistle on Friday night

Accies say their fans are keen to be involved in the project

Hamilton Accies are the latest club to be added to a pilot scheme to play Scottish Football League matches on Friday nights.

Partick Thistle will travel to New Douglas Park on Friday 13 January for a 1945 GMT kick off.

The match was originally scheduled for Saturday 14 January, with Hamilton keen for a switch.

"We are delighted Thistle have agreed to come here on a Friday night," Accies secretary Scott Struthers said.

"Following other clubs having already played on Fridays this season, we have had feedback from fans and others who are otherwise engaged on a Saturday - working, playing amateur or junior, involved in other sporting or boys club activities, or whatever - who would welcome the opportunity of a Friday fixture."

Thistle have already taken part in the pilot scheme, when they hosted Morton in September. The Firhill side were 5-0 winners in front of a crowd of 3,380.

The Scottish Premier League have also scheduled experimental Friday fixtures with Motherwell's match against Hibs moved back a day to 2 December, with a 1945 kick-off.

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