The three wins this season have all been by a single goal (2-3, 3-2,1-2) and that should be a warning that complacency must be avoided. We will welcome Terry Butcher back to Fir Park and wish him well in the remaining games. At the same time Motherwell fans know well of the effect that his leadership can give a team of strugglers.
Inverness and Hamilton played out a predictable draw at the weekend and the point gained left the highlanders four points ahead of Falkirk in the basement battle. A loss for them on Wednesday would remove their narrow comfort zone.
As for the home team, a similar performance to that shown in Paisely would do nicely. There were many spells of good passing play and the three goals consolidated our seventh place. Whether our playing surface has recovered enough from its winter state to make a passing game possible remains to be seen.
Mark McGhee dismissed suggestions that Maros Klimpl was kept on the bench to lower our crime count with an eye on the Fair Play league. The hint was that he was maybe a little jaded or tired and that fresh legs were need. That change among others resulted in a very attacking formation for an away match and the likelihood is that we will see a similar set-up on Wenesday.
If Big Tel decides that his team needs to win this game then an exciting contest might await. On the other hand he might take the view that point could ensure SPL safety and a dour battle might result. In any event a 1-0 home win would not be surprise.