Stephen Robinson discussed facing Hibernian, offering new contracts and the looming transfer deadline to the media on Friday.
Here’s what he had to say.
On facing Hibs and current form
“I’m not sure what other people were expecting of Hibs. I concentrate on Motherwell.
“But what I do know is they’ve got a very good manager who did wonders last season as well.
“He propelled them into the top six. And they’ve got a very strong squad of players.
“A huge football club and it’s a big test for us again. It sees where we are.
“We’ve beat Hamilton. We got a brilliant away draw at Livingston as well. Make no mistake, that’s a good result on that surface away at Livingston.
“We have to take it a little bit further and try and get the first home win of the season.”
On competition for goalkeeping places
“I’ve offered Trevor Carson and Mark Gillespie new contracts. That’s what we are trying to do. We are trying to build a squad.
“We are trying to keep the squad getting stronger as well as bringing other players in. We have to make sure we secure the players we’ve got.
“So the two goalkeepers, plus another couple of outfield players we are trying to start discussions with early on and keep building what we are doing.
“We’ve got brilliant competition for the number one jersey and there’s nothing between the two goalkeepers.
“Whether they sign that or not, that’s up to them.We’ve put that in front of them.
“I think it would be a real positive to get both signed to keep the goalkeeping department strong.
“There’s other players we’re opening early negotiations with even though their contracts aren’t up until the end of the season.
“We’ve done a lot of transfer activity early on, it’s important we secure people that are here as well.”
On signings before Monday’s deadline
“[We are] always looking. Always looking.
“I think I’ve said all along it has to be someone that either is going to be in the starting 11, or is going to really push people that are in the starting 11.
“We’ve got our eyes on people. We had a deal fall through last week we thought was over the line.
“But I’m not just going to bring people in to make up numbers. I think that’s important.
“I would rather use the money to secure people that are here. Put contract offers as we’ve already discussed to other people.
“But potentially, potentially we could have one in on Monday.”