Moore The Merrier

25 November 2013 11:37
Motherwell are pleased to see the graduation of Craig Moore to first team football has gone well.

Stuart McCall was pleased to see how well Craig Moore did in his first start for Motherwell in their 2-0 win away to Kilmarnock. Moore could have had a hat-trick within the first quarter, firstly shooting just over the bar after robbing Killie centre-back Mark O'Hara and then slicing a volley wide from 12 yards following a cross. His best chance came when aball form Paul Lawson played him clean through but he shot just wide. Moore's ability to score goals was not that much in doubt as he scored seven goals in 11 starts for Cowdenbeath while out on loan last season. He also scored with a wonderful 25-yard shot against Hearts last month with his first touch in the Scottish Premiership. Steelmen's manager McCall was delighted with Moore's contribution to a win that took Motherwell back up to third place.He said: "I thought that was probably as good a debut (as I have seen) without scoring a goal. He was terrific. He's a strong, little hard boy. He is just infectious and obviously Henri has been away for a couple of international games with Estonia. We had to say to him at half-time don't let that (missing chances) affect you, keep getting into the positions. He was a great foil with Sutty. It would have been nice for him to score but he was a real key part of our performance. He was first team on the team sheet because not only has he done it when he has come on as sub, he has done it for the under-20s and in training he has been terrific. He merited his chance and hopefully he will kick on from there."Sutton believes Moore will not have to wait long to notch up his second goal for Motherwell. He said: "I thought his general play was very, very good. From a striker's point of view you would rather be getting in there and missing the chances, and he certainly got in there. With the quality of finishing he has got, he will score a lot of goals. You can tell the way he shapes up to hit the ball, he is a good finisher. For a small guy, he held the ball in really well. He is not easily pushed off the ball and he did really well for the team getting us free-kicks and pushing us up the pitch."

Source: ScottishFitba