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

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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."


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