Stuart McCall is glad to be back to talking about football as Motherwell prepare to travel to Ayr United for the first pre-season game of the new campaign.
Off-field matters have unfortunately completed dominated Scottish Football in the last few months much to the annoyance of the Fir Park boss.
But with football back on the agenda tomorrow with the visit to Somerset Park, McCall can’t wait to get started again.
[pullquote]All the players are looking forward to getting some football under their belts.[/pullquote]
“I’m looking forward to the game and so are the lads,” he said.
“We’ve been back over two weeks now and I was disappointed the game on Monday was cancelled but we’ve managed to get some dry games and training has been good and sharp.
“All the players are looking forward to getting some football under their belts.
“I’ve seen Ayr a couple of times since last year but I’m not too concerned about what other sides do, I’m just looking for a good work-out.
“Three or four of the lads will have a half and the majority of them will get an hour. We’ve got to kick on now as we’re a game light and then some of the younger boys will get the last half hour. We’ll all get a bit of football. We need to be careful though as as much as they need 90 minutes of football, you can’t just throw them into 90 minute scenarios.
“We’ll mix and match a little bit and we’re looking forward to the lads showing what they’ve been showing in training. They’ve been really sharp and I’ve been pleased with the way they’ve been working.”