Former Nottingham Forest star Brian Rice endured his worst day in management on Sunday as his Hamilton team were thrashed 8-0 by Rangers.

The rampant Light Blues put the Accies to the sword with a devastating display in finishing, with Steven Gerrard’s men ruthless from the off.

Rangers were 4-0 up at the break and doubled their tally in the second half.

Kemar Roofe, Joe Aribo and James Tavernier all grabbed braces, with Scott Arfield and Brandon Barker completing the rout.

Rangers v Hamilton Academical - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
(Photo; Ian MacNicol; Getty Images)

Rice has been in charge of Hamilton since January 2019 and it’s proved a struggle so far.

His team were 11th when the Scottish Premiership was curtailed last season and his side are bottom this term.

Hamilton have one of the smaller budgets in the division and simply staying in the top-flight will represent a solid campaign.

 

Rice played for Forest between 1985 and 1991, making 92 appearances for the Reds.

The former midfielder left Forest for Falkirk and also turned out for Dunfermline, Clyde and Greenock Morton.

His first foray hasn’t quite gone according to plan and he’ll need to show the fighting qualities that earned him a place in the hearts of Forest supporters.

Rice helped the Reds to two League Cup titles during his time at the City Ground and that winning mentality could help him in his managerial career.

Hamilton FC Media Access
(Photo; Ross MacDonald; SNS Group; Getty Images)

Forest fans always saw him as a popular figure and supporters of a certain age will dearly hope to see him succeed in management.

Hamilton will hope to return to winning ways tomorrow night. His team will take on Stranraer in the Scottish League Cup.

Rice will want his team to forget all about the Rangers drubbing as soon as possible.

Have something to tell us about this article?