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Published 02/04/2015

Michael McGovern knows football can turn quickly
Michael McGovern knows football can turn quickly

Hamilton and Northern Ireland goalkeeper Michael McGovern will take inspiration from his international team's transformation as Accies bid to turn around a slump in form.

Hamilton have not won in 11 games and are in danger of slipping out of the Scottish Premiership top six ahead of Saturday's home game against St Johnstone, their penultimate game before the split.

McGovern played for his country against Scotland last week before watching Michael O'Neill's side maintain a top-two position in their European Championship qualifying group with a 2-1 win over Finland.

"Things can turn quickly in football," McGovern said. "The last qualification campaign we won one game the whole campaign, and in this campaign we have won four out of five already.

"Things change in football. You need a bit of a rub of the green but all you do is work as hard as you can and hopefully that will come."

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