After Dundee’s victory last weekend, Hamilton boss Martin Canning reckons the Premiership relegation scrap is set to go down to the wire.
Dundee United were cut adrift early last term but Accies manager Canning does not see that scenario being repeated this season.
He believes there is so little between most of the sides in the top flight that the fight to avoid the drop will rumble on until late in the campaign.
Canning – whose side were brought crashing back down to earth by Paul Hartley’s men just four days after picking up a surprise win over Aberdeen – said: “There is so little between so many teams in this league that you can have a good result one week and a poor one the next.
“But we need to make sure we win games like this Saturday’s because these are the big ones for us.
“It’s nice to go and beat your Aberdeens and other big teams but we need to make sure we start beating the teams around us in the table.
“Last year United got cut off a bit but I don’t see that happening this year.
“There is so little between everyone that it’s going to be tight all the way through. If you can put a run together it makes such a big difference.”