Motherwell host Partick Thistle in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday afternoon in what is the third home game in just over a week for the Steelmen.
And following Sunday’s 1-0 loss against Aberdeen, this weekend offers an opportunity for the Fir Parkers to return to winning ways.
It is the first meeting with the Jags this season, who are searching for their first league victory of the 2017/18 campaign after a difficult run of fixtures.
And ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson, who expects a tough encounter tomorrow,
believes his side have “come back refreshed” following Sunday’s defeat against Aberdeen.
“The boys have come back refreshed and trained well yesterday, now we’re looking forward to the game,” the Fir Park manager said.
“We’re disappointed by the result on Sunday because we want to win every game and we believe that we can.”
He added: “I think Partick have had a tough start to the season because they’ve played a lot of the top opposition in the league.
“I’ve watched them three times already this season live and they’re a good side with good players and Alan Archibald has done very well there consistently, so I’m not expecting them to be down the bottom of the table, I know that.”
[pullquote]We’re disappointed by the result on Sunday because we want to win every game and we believe that we can.[/pullquote]
Robinson will have a near full-strength squad for his sides eighth league game of the season, but there may be a couple of late tests – including Andy Rose and Trevor Carson.
The ‘Well boss said: “Trevor Carson’s got a slight knock so we’re just waiting on him. Fingers crossed he’ll be fit but other than that I’ve got a fully fit squad.”
Thistle, on the other hand, will be without Christie Elliott who has suffered a broken ankle.
But for the Steelmen, Louis Moult is not only fit and ready, but he is raring to go this weekend.
The in-form forward, who has nine goals already this season, is concentrated on the “here and now” and is relishing Saturday’s clash with Partick Thistle.
He said: “We’re confident at the minute as a group and as a football club so we need to deliver on Saturday now.
“I’m just concentrating on the here and now and scoring goals, at the moment I’m doing that and that’s the way my mind-set is and I want that to carry on.”
He added: “That’s probably why you’ve seen me play with so much passion and with a smile on my face, and that’s probably why you’ve seen the best of me – because I’m happy.”
|Motherwell V Partick Thistle|
|Saturday 30th September 2017|
|Fir Park, Motherwell|
|On sale now from the Fir Park ticket office. Also available on the gate|
Admission prices are as follows:
- Cheaper price is for John Hunter Stand
- Juniors are 15 and under
- Concessions are listed as over 60, 16-18 and over and full time students
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