McCall demands reaction

Stuart McCall wants Motherwell to bounce back from defeat at St Johnstone by beating Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup.

Last Updated: 28/10/13 at 09:14 Post Comment

Stuart McCall: Expects a reaction from his players

Stuart McCall: Expects a reaction from his players

Bet £10 Get £30

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

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall has urged his players to bounce back from defeat at St Johnstone by dumping Aberdeen out of the Scottish League Cup.

The Steelmen suffered a 2-0 loss to Saints at McDiarmid Park in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday.

They now prepare to host the Dons in the quarter-final of the cup this midweek and McCall has demanded a positive response.

He said: "The good thing now is that we've got a game on Wednesday and we need to bounce back.

"We can't feel sorry for ourselves. It was a poor 90 minutes of football and we need to look to regroup.

"We will guarantee a stronger performance on Wednesday, that's for sure.

"Aberdeen are on a good run of form and their confidence will be high.

"No doubt they will go into the game as strong favourites.

"But we are at home and we will be giving everything we've got to make sure we get into that semi-final."

The defeat to Saints saw Well squander the opportunity to move into second spot.

But McCall added: "Second place is irrelevant at this stage of the season.

"It stings a bit because we have put in a poor performance.

"It wasn't like us but these performances do happen in a season and it's how you react to them that's the most important thing."

Goals from Stevie May and Nigel Hasselbaink secured the win that took Saints into the top half of the table.

And boss Tommy Wright paid tribute to May after the striker took his tally for the season to eight goals.

He said: "I'm just pleased that he is improving as a player.

"He got another goal inside the six-yard box today after being renowned for his goals from distance.

"We are just concentrating on getting him to continue to improve at his link-up play, which he is doing, to get into the box more and get more goals in the box.

"If he continues to do that, he will go to the very top of the game."


New Sky Bet customers: Claim free £5 bet every week


Bet £10 Get £30

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

F

amous. If that can be achieved whilst sitting in your pants and without any degree of hard work, all the better. I have no desire to be famous, but the rest of that line suits me just fine. Great article by the way, well worth the wait.

hunter sanchez
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

T

here seems to be little focus on the performance of Besiktas. They played very well and stopped Arsenal from playing. Credit has to go to their manager. As much as Arsenal didn't play too well, we kept a clean sheet, but the home side made it very difficult.

Geddy76
Chambers' Poise Impresses Again

Footer 365

Transfer news: Marco Reus said to have turned down move to Manchester United

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Onda Cero that Marco Reus rejected a move to Man Utd this summer.

Transfer News: Swansea complete deal for Napoli defender Federico Fernandez

Swansea City have signed defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

FIFA committee rejects Barcelona's appeal against transfer ban

Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the next two windows after a FIFA committee upheld their transfer ban.

Mail Box

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

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