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Hamilton Eyeing Play-Off Spot After Bolton Win

Hamilton Eyeing Play-Off Spot After Bolton Win

Tyler Hamilton insists the Under-23s are fully focused on securing a play-off spot after Monday night's 3-0 win over Professional Development League North leaders Bolton Wanderers.

Goals from Greg Olley, Will Annan and Tom Powell saw Jon Beale's side end the Trotters' - who finished the game with ten men following Jeff King's 31st-minute dismissal - impressive 11-game run at the Eon Visual Media Stadium.

The three points gained saw the Tigers move up to fourth spot in the Northern section - five points behind Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday at the top-of-the-table - and Hamilton is keen to see Development Squad push on in the coming months as they look to close the gap of the top two.

"It was a good game to be involved in on Monday night," he said.

"It was always going to be a tough test with the form they were in coming into the match, and it was still tough when they went down to ten men. 

"But once their man got sent-off, we took control of the game and - importantly - scored some good goals. We played well and it was good to get our rewards.

"It was good to get back-to-back wins after winning away at Birmingham in our previous game, but now we have to kick on.

"We're still in the hunt for a place in top two to qualify for the play-offs. We're in a good position to push on, so we just need to keep winning and put together a decent run of results.

"It's all about finding some consistency now - with both results and performances. If we can do that then we'll give ourselves a good chance of getting to where we want to be."

Nigel Adkins, Andy Crosby, Tony Pennock and Barry Richardson, were all in attendance at the Eon Visual Media Stadium on Monday night, much to the delight of the young winger who is keen to take any chance to impress.

"Its always nice to see the manager and first-team staff attending Under-23 games at Ferriby," he added.

"I've spoken to him (Adkins) a few times now which has been good. I know I've just got to keep working hard as I look to make the step up and push on.

"I've been in and around the first-team set-up a lot more this year and that has been very enjoyable.

"As I say, my focus is firmly on pushing on and trying to earn my chance by playing well for the Under-23s.

"I feel as though I'm developing as a player, but I know I can still improve in all areas of my game. I need to score more goals and create more goals, but I also need to improve the defensive side of my game as well.

"I want to improve, I want to develop and I want to get better and better."