Motherwell travel to the newly refurbished Tynecastle to take on Hearts in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday.
And following last week’s 5-1 loss against Celtic, the Steelmen will head for the capital in a search for a return to winning ways.
Despite the heavy defeat, ‘Well’s recent league form makes for impressive reading, with four points taken from a trip to Pittodrie and a clash with an unbeaten Celtic side.
That leaves Stephen Robinson’s men fifth in the table – five points ahead of Craig Levein’s Hearts in sixth.
And while tomorrow’s hosts have failed to notch a victory since returning home, they are also yet to be defeated.
‘Well boss Robinson knows his side will be in for a tough game, but is equally confident in his squad, who managed to notch a 2-1 victory the last time the two sides met.
[pullquote]They haven’t won at Tynecastle yet, but they haven’t lost either so I think while there’s stuff being made of their form we have to remember they haven’t lost there yet.[/pullquote]
“It’ll be a tough, tough game, there will be a big crowd – but we want to get back to winning ways.
“We’re confident and we’ve had decent league form in the last three games so there’s no reason why we can’t take it forward.”
Stephen Robinson will be without Louis Moult and Peter Hartley, who has suffered a short-term injury to his foot, whilst Trevor Carson faces a late fitness test.
For Charles Dunne, this weekend poses a good opportunity for the Steelmen to get back to winning form.
The ‘Well defender has enjoyed a strong start to the season for the Fir Parkers and is confident of a response from the heavy loss to Celtic.
Speaking to the broadcast press this morning, Dunne reflected on a positive week of training ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Hearts.
“It’s another game, hopefully now we can get back on track and back to winning ways,” the 24-year-old said.
[pullquote]Everyone’s been positive this week, we’re a positive bunch anyway, and the manager is always making sure of that so everyone has been good in training.[/pullquote]
“Everyone’s been positive this week, we’re a positive bunch anyway, and the manager is always making sure of that so everyone has been good in training.”
He added: “We’re confident in every game and everyone wrote us off at the start of the season and look what we’ve done already so we just need to keep going.”
Hearts will be without Jamie Brandon through suspension, whilst Aaron Hughes faces a late fitness test for the Jambo’s.
Hearts V Motherwell
|Saturday 9th December 2017|
|Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh|
Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office
Admission prices are as follows:
- A limited number of tickets will be on sale at the Tynecastle turnstiles from 2.15pm.
- Cheaper price is for the lower section of the stand; more expensive for upper section.
- Concessions are listed as over 65s and students
- Motherwell fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07725 917161
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