‘Well assistant boss James McFadden admits that the squad are full of belief going in to Saturday’s league clash with Celtic.
And while he admitted that the Glaswegian side will be a tough challenge, he also made sure to express that the Steelmen have prepared for the match expecting to go in and win it.
When asked what the mind-set has to be like when facing a side in Celtic’s sort of form, McFadden called for “positivity”.
He said: “We have to be positive. We go in to every game believing we’re going to win the game, we set up to win the game and it will be the same again on Saturday.
[pullquote]We go in to every game believing we’re going to win the game, we set up to win the game and it will be the same again on Saturday.[/pullquote]
“We’re under no illusions, they’re the best team in the league but they’re beatable and the mind-set for us is we’ll go out there on Saturday to win the game.”
This Saturday is the third meeting between the sides this term, following two defeats at Parkhead, but McFadden believes playing at home offers Motherwell a chance to return to winning ways.
He said: “If you look at the league cup game, obviously it was a resounding defeat for us, but the league game wasn’t and we caused them enough problems in that game.
“I think we’ve shown that we’ve dealt with them probably a bit better than most teams in the league and that’s the confidence we take in this weekend.
“We’ve got them at home and it’s a chance for us to go and put on a show for our fans and show everybody else that they are beatable.”
[pullquote]We also need to watch for mistakes because in the end the game at Parkhead cost us because we made two mistakes and we were punished for them.[/pullquote]
He added: “You can’t afford to waste chances in any game but especially against Celtic, we know we need to be at our best.
“We also need to watch for mistakes because in the end the game at Parkhead cost us because we made two mistakes and we were punished for them. If we limit our mistakes and take our chances I think we’ll be all right.”
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has enjoyed a successful start to his reign at the club, and McFadden admitted he likes the way his side plays.
He said: “The initial appointment brought about excitement for everybody and naturally that gave the players a lift.
“He’s worked at the highest level, he knows what he’s doing and I think the intensity of their play is excellent, the way they want to pass the ball is great to see but we’ll need to combat that and play our own game as well and as I said we’re confident of getting a result.”