Next Game

Motherwell v St Mirren

Saturday, 09 August 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Last Game

Stjarnan 3 - 2 Motherwell

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 20:15

Europa League Qual Second Round

McCall hails Anier performance

Stuart McCall hailed the impact of his substitutes as Motherwell picked up a 1-0 victory over Hibernian.

Last Updated: 05/08/13 at 11:11 Post Comment

Stuart McCall: Praised substitutes' impact in Motherwell's 1-0 win over

Stuart McCall: Praised substitutes' impact in Motherwell's 1-0 win over

With signs of fatigue showing following Thursday's Europa League clash against Kuban Krasnodar, McCall put Henri Anier, Stuart Carswell and Zaine Francis-Angol on midway through the second half.

And the 49-year-old praised the trio's display, particularly Anier who made his league debut with the match-winning goal seven minutes from time.

"I'm delighted. I thought they started better but then I thought we controlled large parts without being dangerous," said McCall.

"And I thought in the second half the game on Thursday caught up with some of the lads, I thought we looked leg weary at times and I think the three substitutes helped gives us a bit of freshness.

"When you make substitutions you want your substitutes to come on and have an impact, and obviously Henri did that.

"So I'm really pleased with the victory, naturally, and a good start for the campaign."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

heyremind me of Utd's treble winning side. Swashbuckling and risk prone. We ha Jaap Stam to paper over the cracks at the back though. Not sure they have their Jaap yet.

HarryBoulton
New Striker Not Liverpool's Priority...

A

lexis Sanchez; too good for Liverpool, Stevie. :)

pires
Suarez 'too good for Arsenal'

T

he solution is to not feel sorry for any of Jabba, Gold or Sullivan. They're all deeply unpleasant and all deserve each other. If only West Ham would sign Barton and Suarez then no one would ever need to despise any other club.

spuzzell
The Strange Idea Of Sympathy For Big Sam

Footer 365

Transfer news: Jose Mourinho confirms Fernando Torres will stay at Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told Sky Sports News Fernando Torres will not be sold during this transfer window.

Transfer news: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers targets further signings

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is hoping to further strengthen his squad ahead of the transfer deadline on September 1.

Transfer news: Newcastle continue to 'monitor' Loic Remy's situation

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew continues to 'monitor' Loic Remy's situation after a move to Liverpool broke down.

Mail Box

Sterling Stuff And Other Friendly Thoughts

We have one reader reaching conclusions from last night's friendly while we have others discussing Romelu Lukaku's move to Everton. Oh and some swearing...

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

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