Drawing on the experience of previous matches against Saints, ‘Well boss Stuart McCall is certain his side will have it tough in Paisley.
Danny Lennon’s side always prove tricky opposition for the Fir Parkers with the stats showing very little to choose from when the teams come up against each other.
‘Well have shaded it this term with a 1-0 win in Paisley back in September and a 3-0 win at Fir Park before Christmas.
But with the injury situation at Fir Park showing no signs of relenting, the Motherwell boss knows his side will have to be at their absolute best to take anything from the match.
Speaking to the gathered press at Motherwell’s pre-match news conference, McCall said: “We managed to beat earlier in the season and did okay with the performance at Fir Park back in December was much better.
[pullquote]Despite that and in full knowledge of how tough the match will be, we’ll go there full of confidence after the midweek win in Inverness and look to take all three points.[/pullquote]
“Saints have the likes of McGowan, McLean and McGinn who can, on their day, open teams up and that, coupled with the good experience of Goodwin, Thomson, McGregor and Teale, they’ve got a really good group of players.
“They’ve maybe not quite got the points total that I thought they would amass but they have been unlucky at certain times and might feel as if they should have more on the board.
“From our point of view, we have the same five players that missed the match at Inverness still out. We’ll also have three others facing late fitness tests tomorrow morning so that’s meant we’ve been unable to shape up today.
“Despite that and in full knowledge of how tough the match will be, we’ll go there full of confidence after the midweek win in Inverness and look to take all three points.”