Hamilton Accies striker Andy Ryan has insisted that he has no complaints with the ire that was directed towards the players on Friday night as Stuart Taylor’s side slumped to a 6-1 defeat to Partick Thistle.

There is a sense of freefall about Accies who were relegated from the top flight at the end of last season with results inconsistent in their opening months of the Championship campaign.

But while Ryan believes that fans were right to make their feelings known in a second-half display against Thistle in which the roof collapsed – five of the goals came in the second period – he has maintained that Accies are capable of reclaiming their composure.

“There is not much I can say,” he said. “It was nowhere near good enough. To go into the break a goal down and think we have a chance in the second-half and then lose five goals just isn’t good enough.

“It all thinks it comes from the start. We gave them the incentive and it just carried on throughout the 90 minutes. The fans are quite right to be angry. They pay their money and we gave them nothing. They are entitled to their opinion and they were right to be angry.

“When we concede a second goal we need to stay tight but instead we are too open. When you are on the pitch you are trying to tell the balls to get tight to players and stay calm and not too panic but when you have the crowd as well, it is difficult. They are quite right but it is a difficult situation to be in.

“For me, personally, I don’t panic but I don’t know what that is for other people. That anger that we can hear is there on the pitch as well. We aren’t kidding anyone on. We know how angry people are but it is the same for us.

“You go into the dressing room and what do you say? There is not much you can say. There were a few words spoken by certain individuals but you can’t escape how bad a night it was.”

It does not get any easier for Accies with a game against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday. Tommy Wright’s side also parachuted out of the top flight and into the Cinch Championship but have had a steadier experience as they look to head straight back up.

“We were back in yesterday to analyse the game,” said Ryan. “We will go again. We have done it before but we need everyone to stick together and not let it push us back even further.

“Not many of the younger players would have experienced this environment but they need to deal with it. You need to try and block it out and play their own game but it is difficult.

“No-one gave us a chance against Inverness. We need to make a lot of improvements but this week we will look to work on things and go there to get a positive result. It is all we can do.”