Motherwell host Ross County in the Ladbrokes Premiership tomorrow afternoon as they search for an all-important three points.
And with just seven competitive games played so far this term, Saturday’s clash marks the second meeting with the Staggies in the 2017/18 campaign already.
Three points separate Jim McIntyre’s men in seventh from the Fir Parkers in eleventh as Stephen Robinson’s men search for their first win of the league campaign.
And the manager admits that, despite positive performances and a solid start to the season of five wins in seven games, the main focus is on the result tomorrow.
“We want to get our league season up and running,” he said. “We started well in the cup and in the two league games that we’ve lost we’ve been very much in the game and had we taken our chances things may have been different.”
He added: “We’ll play a lot worse but win football matches because we’ve had two good performances – but I’d prefer to play poorly and win on Saturday if I’m honest.”
[pullquote]We’ll play a lot worse but win football matches because we’ve had two good performances – but I’d prefer to play poorly and win on Saturday if I’m honest.[/pullquote]
And following the last-16 Betfred Cup victory over Ross County, striker Alex Fisher believes the Steelmen can take confidence from their win in to this weekend’s clash.
He said: “Off the back of our cup win [against Ross County], we showed to ourselves and to the rest of the league what we’re about – going down to ten-men and still going on to win.”
He added: “There’s no easy games in this league so we’ve been working on our game plan all week and hopefully if we manage it right we’ll come away with the important three points.”
Having started the league season in decent form, winning their opening game away to Dundee before being narrowly defeated by Aberdeen last weekend, the Staggies look to have carried in some momentum from the tail end of the 2016/17 season – where they ended the campaign in fine form.
And that dramatic cup-tie will have had knock on effects for the Fir Parkers and Ross County, who come in to the game relatively unscathed compared to Motherwell.
Skipper Carl McHugh will be out through suspension alongside Trevor Carson, while Charles Dunne will be eligible to play following a successful appeal to his red card last weekend.
|Motherwell V Ross County|
|Saturday 19th August 2017|
|Fir Park, Motherwell|
|Available on the gate or purchase in advance from Ticket Office.|
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- Cheaper price is for John Hunter Stand
- Juniors are 15 and under
- Family ticket is one adult and one junior
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