Ross County manager Jim McIntyre believes Hamilton’s synthetic surface gives Accies an unfair advantage.
But McIntyre insists his Staggies are determined to repeat their last showing on an artificial surface when they travel to New Douglas Park tomorrow.
County triumphed 3-0 when they faced Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in November and will take to surface once again at New Douglas Park tomorrow.
Despite insisting the surface gives Accies an edge McIntyre has no issues with the use of non-grass surfaces and does not expect it to be a factor.
McIntyre said: “I’m a supporter of them but I know a lot of managers aren’t. I had one at Queen of the South.
“A lot gets made of the surfaces. It is an advantage if you’re playing on it every week. But we went to Kilmarnock earlier in the season and did very well, so the surface will have no bearing on the game.
“It’s great we’ve got a training facility at Dingwall but it’s a totally different surface.
“You can’t compare the two – they’re chalk and cheese.”
The Staggies approach tomorrow’s game on the back of an impressive four-match winning streak, which has moved them into 10th position, three points clear of bottom-placed St Mirren.
Despite Accies sitting in fifth place they have suffered a miserable run of form under new manager Martin Canning, who has failed to win any of his first nine matches in charge.
County went 12 matches without a win prior to their recent burst of good form and from his own recent experience McIntyre knows how desperate the Lanarkshire men will be to end their barren run.
McIntyre added: “What we’ve got to be mindful of is that not so long ago, we were in Hamilton’s position.
“We know how desperate we were for points and that will be the same for Hamilton. We know it’s going to be a really tough game.
“They’ve beaten us twice this season already, so we know they’ve got good players who can hurt us on their day. But we’re going there in confident spirits and we want to try and keep our run going.
“What we’ve done is just focus on one game at a time and Hamilton are next up. We’ve got to try and take the performances and try to get another positive result.
“There wasn’t much between the teams last time when we lost 1-0 here in December. We missed a couple of really good chances on the day but that was the way it was going for us at the time.”