Saturday's defeat at the hands of Hamilton was a shattering disappointment. Motherwell lost to a team that will struggle to survive and the early indication is that we will join them in dogfight in the lower reaches.
Tom Aldred has returned to Motherwell for his second loan spell from Bury. The 27 year old central defender made a big contribution to our success last season and he'll be welcomed with open arms by the Fir Park faithful.
Fir Park will host its first league game of the season when Hamilton cross the Clyde for the second round of the SPFL Premiership. Both teams suffered badly on opening day and a fiercely contested affair is expected.
Motherwell will kick off their league campaign with a trip to Easter Road on Sunday. The first priority is to secure top level status but beyond that some are talking of targeting the top half of the table.