Next up - Kilmarnock

Rugby Park is the destination for Motherwell on Wednesday as Stephen Robinson’s team look to return to winning ways after dropping points against Celtic on Sunday. 

Kilmarnock have had the advantage in the earlier meetings this season with home and away wins.  But in recent weeks the form guide suggests that Motherwell are well placed to turn the tables.  Killie have not won in their last seven outings recording three draws and four losses. In contrast the Lanarkshire side have taken 18 points from the last seven fixtures.

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Motherwell team at Rugby Park in September

Motherwell’s good run was built on consistency of selection but that happy state was ended when Curtis Main was injured while training on Friday.  The bruising match at Parkhead produced a couple of sickening head injuries.  Carl McHugh was concussed and Tom Aldred needed stitches. 

It may be that Liam Donnelly is partnered with Charles Dunne in central defence unless a heavily bandaged Aldred is fit to take his place.  The boy of the moment, James Scott, will have to cool his heels if Main has recovered.  Gbly Ariyibi delivered more than his goal on Sunday.  He posed lots of problems for the right side of Celtic’s defence and a repeat will do nicely.

Whisper it – Kilmarnock have not scored n any of their last four games.  They made seven changes for the weekend defeat at Livingston and are clearly not a settled side.  Kirk Broadfoot is now free of suspension and we can expect Steve Clarke to shuffle his pack again for our visit.

It’s about time that we took some points from Rugby Park. Our confidence is high while our opponents have dipped.  A 2-1 away win will return us to the wining enclosure.

Remember our last visit to Kilmarnock?