Darren Randolph is eyeing up a victory against Colin Calderwood’s side to end ‘Well’s disappointing SPL run and destroy the Hibs hoodoo.
Hibs have claimed two victories against Motherwell this season – 50% of the Edinburgh side’s win total this season – but are currently in a sorry situation after losing to Ayr in the Scottish Cup in midweek.
[onlymembers]The Steelmen stopper is now hoping to compound the misery for the Easter Road club with a weekend win – and gain some revenge, for two tight defeats, along the way.
“The two losses against Hibs will add a little bit of edge to the game. We feel a little hard done by with the manner of the last two games with Hibs,” he admitted.
“We should have got something in both games; we feel like we should have beaten them twice, so perhaps we can get some revenge on Saturday.
“They are in a worse position than us right now, and could be suffering with low confidence. Most of the lads watched the game on Tuesday and we feel like we could get a win.”
You could forgive Randolph for smarting after the departure of his central defence stalwart Mark Reynolds to Sheffield Wednesday but, instead, he is excited about the promise shown by Shaun Hutchison upon his return to top-team action.
Plus, with new additions and the mooted courting of a couple of others, there is a feeling that the rebuilding process following the departure of Gow, Reynolds, Blackman and Fitzpatrick is now taking shape.
“Players leaving the club are always a bit of a blow, but that happens in football. We are happy to get up and get on with it,” the Irish custodian said honestly.
“I was gutted to see Mark go, but he’s a great player and need to look after his own career because he’s going to be a big success. But Shaun Hutchison, in his first game in 13 months, did really well and he’ll get better and better with time.
“I’ve seen big Hutch in training and it’s no surprise that he’s come in and done really well. Also, everybody we have on the bench is good enough to come in and perform for us. I believe, when they get the opportunity, that they will take it.
“We’re looking forward to getting some new bodies in. That will add to the quality we have here, and we know that chances will come in games and we need to take them – if we do that the results will come.”
Transfers news aside, the former Charlton keeper is delighted with the impact Stuart McCall has made at the club in his short time in charge, and he fully expects the results to turn in the near future.
“The Dundee game (4-0 win for ‘Well) was coming for a while, and I expect us to do that to a team in the SPL soon,” the 23-year old insisted.
“Everything has calmed down at the club and the gaffer has put his own stamp on things. We’re used to his training methods now and everybody is loving life at the club at the moment and we are full of confidence.”[/onlymembers]