Hamilton have put out a statement of intent this evening confirming that David Templeton has rejoined the club from League One side Burton Albion.
The move coincidentally comes just a week after I interviewed the 31-year old to reflect on his previous spell at the club. He spoke about his desire to move back up to Scotland, saying: “Yeah, obviously if everything was right then I would be happy to come back.”
However, it has been confirmed that Templeton has returned to Scotland for family reasons.
Speaking to Burton Albion about his exit, he said: “I’ve had a great time at the club and really enjoyed it with a great bunch of lads.
“The manager has been great with me, and so have the fans. “There’s no issues with the club but having my little boy back up the road has made things harder.
“I think it was right for me to come back up the road to be with them.”
Templeton, who was a fan favourite during his previous spell at Accies, joined the Brewers in 2017, signing a two-year deal. He played 63 games for Nigel Clough’s side during his time in Burton, scoring 11 goals.
The winger has found game time hard to come by as of late, but re-joins the club that revitalized his career, where he recorded 11 goals in 36 games.
He played a key role in Hamilton’s play-off final win against Dundee United in and the famous win at Ibrox against Rangers.
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Speaking about Templeton, Brian Rice said: “Temps is a fantastic footballer that will add a little bit of magic to the squad that we need. He’s a good person and the feedback I’ve had on him has been nothing but positive.”
The 31-year old is delighted to be back at his former club, saying: “The way the gaffer wants to play here is exactly what I want. I really enjoyed my spell here last time and excited to get going again.”
Templeton could be set to make his 37th appearance on Sunday against Celtic.
There have been three bids for Mickel Miller in the last couple of hours from Hibernian, Burton Albion and Northampton Town but all three have been turned down by Accies.
Steve Davies has also attracted attention of League Two sides Carlisle and Morecambe, who have also both had offers rejected this evening.
Hamilton have clearly stated that both players are not for sale.