Next Game

Ross Co v Motherwell

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Last Game

Motherwell 0 - 1 St J'stone

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

McCall proud of Motherwell

Stuart McCall felt Motherwell's ruthless 4-0 win over St Johnstone was one of the team's best performances during his three-year reign at Fir Park.

Last Updated: 01/01/14 at 18:45 Post Comment

Stuart McCall: Heaped praise on his Motherwell players after rout of St Johnston

Stuart McCall: Heaped praise on his Motherwell players after rout of St Johnston

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

John Sutton, Iain Vigurs, Lionel Ainsworth and James McFadden were all on target for the second-placed Steelmen, who stay 11 points behind Celtic after a fifth straight win in the Scottish Premiership.

McCall was delighted with Motherwell's free-flowing football and heaped praise on his players.

"I thought it was a fantastic performance," he said. "We keep reverting back to last season and the season before and the players we have lost, but I thought the second half was as good as we have been, on a par with anything.

"The football was terrific and we have created some fantastic chances. Bear in mind it was against a side who don't lose a lot of goals.

"It was a good game. St Johnstone could have scored a couple, they have hit the woodwork a couple of times and we hit it three or four times.

"We said it might not be a day for pretty passing but they passed it well and moved. I was really proud of the performance. I thought it was the perfect all-round way to start the new year. It was just a delight."

Ainsworth netted his fourth goal in as many games and McCall expects him to extend his loan spell from Rotherham, which ends after next Saturday's match against Inverness.

"I think we are going to have to pay him a little bit more than we were paying which is unfortunate and we probably haven't got it, but he has scored four in four so the money keeps going up," said McCall.

"But we are hopeful. There was dialogue on Tuesday and hopefully it will be sorted in the next couple of days."

Tommy Wright was unhappy with Saints' sluggish start and believes his side paid a heavy price for slack defending.

"It's a strange game at times because it could have been 4-3 at half-time," he said.

"We didn't start the game well, which was key. We let them get a good foothold in the game and the tempo they played at.

"We settled down and created enough chances in the first half to be level but we did contribute to our own downfall.

"The goals are poor from our point of view, ill-discipline and not dealing with one against ones, giving away soft free-kicks to a team that has good delivery.

"It could have been 6-4 to them because there were a lot of chances."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Premier League: Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin in plea after thwarted move

Morgan Schneiderlin has appealed to Southampton fans after a thwarted attempt to leave St Mary's.

Premier League: Chelsea hit Everton for six in nine-goal Goodison Park thriller

Chelsea hit Everton for six in a goal-filled Premier League extravaganza at Goodison Park which finally ended 6-3.

Transfer news: Leicester sign QPR full-back Danny Simpson

Leicester City have signed full-back Danny Simpson from Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property