Aberdeen V Motherwell at Pittodrie Stadium : Match Preview

23 September 2012 12:31
Aberdeen V Motherwell - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Anderson boost for Dons Aberdeen will have captain Russell Anderson available for the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Motherwell after he won his appeal against his red card against Inverness. But striker Rory Fallon is set to miss out after consulting a specialist over a stomach muscle injury. Gary Naysmith (hamstring) and Rob Milsom (knee) remain on the sidelines. Motherwell boss Stuart McCall is open to extending his contract with the league leaders. McCall's feat of leading Motherwell to the Scottish Cup final and Champions League qualifiers in his first 18 months in charge is sure to have alerted rival chairmen but the former Bradford manager insists he is not looking to move. McCall, whose side defend their unbeaten SPL start at Pittodrie, confirmed talks aimed at extending his contract beyond the end of the season would likely take place in the "next few weeks". The former Scotland midfielder added: "I'm more than happy with the job I'm doing and the squad of players and staff I'm working with. "I think people who know me know I'm fairly loyal. I'm enjoying my time here. I`m probably unlike most managers - if I'm happy somewhere, I'm happy. It's not lack of ambition. "Even as a player, if I was happy and enjoying coming into work, which I certainly am here, I don't have aspirations, I don't look higher, higher, higher. I'm in the SPL, at a terrific club like Motherwell, and I enjoy coming into work every day. I have nothing against thinking I will look to extend my contract." McCall had a couple of injury doubts earlier in the week but had almost a full complement available for training on Friday. Defender Steven Saunders was the only player missing as he recovers from knee surgery.

Source: PA