Can Motherwell complete the double?

With part one of this week's crucial double header successfully completed Motherwell now have a home fixture against Dundee on Saturday.  A further three points will generate some much needed momentum for Stephen Robinson's team.

The manager was rightly proud of his players after "starting to turn the corner" in Paisley on Wednesday.  He picked out Chris Cadden and David Turnbull for particular praise and pointed out that we had four academy graduates on the pitch by the end.


Surely a bright future for David?

There was also a plea for patience for the boys.  The more experienced players (two centre backs, McHugh in the middle and the pair up front) carried the younger boys who surrounded them with pace.  He hoped that the win proves to be a turning point and that the confidence gained can be carried into Saturday's game.

Both Richard Tait and Carl McHugh played despite niggling injuries and Robinson felt that was testament to their character.

Motherwell secured the first win of the season when we visited Dens Park two months ago.  Johnson, Bigirimana and Campbell scored in the 3-1 win and a similar outcome would round off a perfect week.

Dundee are in a bad place.  A solitary win over Hamilton earned the only three points they have earned from eleven attempts and they hold the bottom spot in the table.  Jim McIntyre replaced Neil McCann in mid-October the fabled new manager bounce has yet to appear.

McIntyre is said to be assessing his squad ahead of the winter window but he has had a tough introduction with 3-0 and 5-0 defeats against Hearts and Celtic.  He will see Saturday's game as a chance to earn a point but Motherwell will be striving to record a first home league win.

With the bonus of a midweek win already banked the form book suggests that a home win should arrive by close of play on Saturday.  2-0 will do nicely.

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