Including the defeat in Perth, Motherwell have played four games, scored once and conceded eight. The statistic of three losses and one win doesn’t convey the depression in the air around Lanarkshire’s premier club. The spectre of the League Cup defeat is still in the shadows and it will take some time and a few decent wins to put it to rest.
The Scotland friendly games with the USA and Norway will provide welcome relief for a battered and bruised squad. How lucky are we that there is no midweek game this week? Many are of the opinion that to enter a fortnight free of football following a loss is to carry a psychological burden. In our case its arrival will be welcomed as a chance to mend both bodies and minds.
Our next match is with a team that would happily swap league positions with us. Killie's troubles remind us there is always someone worse off than ourselves. A win at Rugby Park followed by a trouble free passage into the next round of the Scottish Cup should see us back on track.
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