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McCall Only Looking For Three Points
There is no time to speculate over Champions League games at Fir Park at the moment.
Motherwell welcome Hibs tonight to finish off the game which was abandoned due to a floodlight fire. Fir Park manager Stuart McCall does not want to look much further forward than tonight while others are talking of his side pushing for a Champions League place. The Steelmen are just six points behind Rangers at the moment after three consecutive home league wins. With Rangers still fighting to get out of administration by 31 March, the deadline for European club licences, Motherwell could be playing in the top flight of European football next season. However, McCall is confident his players are level headed enough not to be carried away by speculation about an unlikely foray into football's premier club competition. McCall said: "They know we focus, as we have done since I've been here, on the next game. We mentioned last week if we could win the next two home games we would be 12 points clear of Hearts. Obviously St Johnstone are still battling for third too. We would be delighted if we could go 12 points clear and then obviously people would look and say we are only three points behind Rangers. We just aim to get as many points as we can. The lads have done terrifically well, we have got more points than we did last season." McCall is also sure there will be no complacency from his players after scoring 15 goals in four home games. Hibs on the other hand come to Motherwell suffered a 5-0 thrashing by Celtic on Sunday. McCall warned: "Hibs have come here twice and played well on both occasions. They knocked us out the cup, although I thought we did enough to win, it was a terrific game of football. Then they were 1-0 up, and deservedly so, when the game got abandoned. On Sunday they made a couple of individual errors and they were up against a very strong Celtic side. As always, we look to ourselves. We're on a confident run of form, have a lot of people playing at the top of their game and scoring goals. It's all down to hard work and the desire and determination of the lads allied to some good football."
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