IT may appear a bold claim from a player whose club’s top scorers last season got the grand total of four apiece, but Hamilton’s Mickel Miller has insisted he plans on netting at least 13 goals this campaign.

Miller earned his fifth and sixth of the season in the 3-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday – he also scored a hat-trick against Berwick Rangers in the Betfred Cup and netted versus Hearts in the Ladbrokes Premiership – overtaking team-mate Rakish Bingham and former colleague David Templeton’s total for the whole of last season.

“I’m going to keep it slow and steady, still try and hit the teens,” said Miller when asked if he had a goal target for the campaign. “Then if I get there, then push on from there.”

Miller also played a crucial part in Hamilton’s opening goal, sliding in Steven Boyd whose shot was saved but pounced upon by Fredrik Brustad.

Accies manager Martin Canning dubbed Miller’s performance “brilliant” and said he “completely deserved” his man of the match award.

“I’m delighted,” said the Accies attacker. “We needed that, the last few results haven’t been as good as we wanted but [on Saturday] hopefully we turned that around.

“I was happy with the through ball, it’s not normally my game threading through balls, but I’m delighted to add it into my game.”

The 22-year-old added of Boyd: “He’s a good little player. He’s smart, he always plays off the shoulder so you always know where he’s going to be.”