‘Well boss Stephen Robinson spoke about the opposition, learning from mistakes and the importance of cup progression ahead of Friday’s Betfred Cup tie.
The manager spoke to the broadcast media on Thursday afternoon.
On learning lessons
“We’ve not had to really do it in pre-season. We’ve dominated every game, bar the Livingston game, where it was more of a 50/50 game and a bit of a scrap.
“So that was the first time we’ve really had to press at a high intensity. And we were only able to do that for 45 minutes. So it’s another game under their belt.
“I think the new players that have come in, you put Devante Cole and James Scott into that as well, then it gives them another bit of fitness.
“And when you are playing against a team that can bring on a £10m striker, a £2m winger and goodness knows what Ryan Christie is worth, then that’s the level you’re playing against. They continue to play and probe you, and you continue to have to press.
“That won’t be the case in every single game. There’s lots of positives I take out of the game. We went against a top side. Anyone who came in and saw that first half would think it’s two very good teams going against each other.
“We ran out of steam. And you have to give credit where credit is due. They are quality. They had five shots on target and scored all five. So that’s the difference in levels. We won’t come across that every week.
“So the positives I’ll take are we will approach the game the same way.We will be very confident. We will be attack minded.
“The individual errors we made have to stop. People will get another opportunity but they won’t get loads of opportunities if that’s continuing to be the
individual errors they make.
“But we’ve been very good. We’ve had five clean sheets up until then. So we will go again and we will go in with confidence.”
“They are a big, strong, physical side with real threats in the team. The squad they’ve put together, they’ve put together with a lot of money.
“They are a good squad. They maybe haven’t had quite the start but they are in the same round of the cup as us, and we’ve played two league games. So you have to put that into perspective.
“It will be a very tough game for us. But one we are looking forward to. Friday night, under the lights at Fir Park.It is an exciting one.”
On cup incentive
“When you get to the quarter-finals or semi-finals at Hampden, that takes care of itself. The media attention, the stadiums, the size of the crowds, it takes care of itself. It’s them early rounds.
“We did show a video of how we got to the cup finals right at the start of the season. Because that’s the bits that get you there. This is another game towards that.
“It’s a tough test. Perhaps we were unfortunate to get such a strong team when we’ve been seeded.But we will deal with that.
“If we are going to progress in the cup competitions, you have to beat the better teams in the competition. We will deal with that and be up for Friday night.”