Motherwell fans travelled to Tynecastle unsure which version of their claret and amber heroes would appear. They saw the hard working , never say die, unable to score variety.
The manager was pleased with the performance. "We played well". There is no doubt that we made the running in the second half and showed lots of enthusiasm to get the ball forward. The shame was that we had little idea what to do when we entered the last third of the pitch.
It was good to see Charles Dunne see out the full game. It may take a few outings before he returns to his best but he will welcomed back as a fixture in our back line. His part in the goal that cost us the game was unfortunate but it was another in a series of goals lost from set pieces. We conceded to a long throw in Livingston and again at Tynecatle.
James Scott got his first ten minutes of league action this season as we threw everything on in search of an equaliser. We finished the game with four strikers on the pitch but we did not trouble Zlamal.
We have a week to prepare for the trip to Perth as the frantic run of five games in fifteen days begins. St Johnstone have had six wins and two draws in their last eight, impressive. If we can't find a way to convert pressure into goals we'll return empty handed.