Jordan White says Motherwell must take their frustrating start ‘on the chin’ and look to build on the positives from their opening two games.

It’s been an uneasy start for Stephen Robinson’s side, losing their first two games of the season 1-0 to Ross County and Dundee United. A win would be very welcome this evening against one of White’s former sides, Livingston.

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White is a former Livi man. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The forward, who arrived from Inverness in the summer, almost had his first home goal against United. He scrambled the ball over the line but it was ruled out for a shove in the box.

Whilst frustrated at the time, White understands why the goal was ruled out as he hopes his side builds on the good things from their first two games.


“Firstly we’re disappointed with the result,” said White. “I felt hard done by at the time but looking back on it I can see why he’s given it. I think the boy made the most of it but sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t. You just have to move on.

Jordan White arrived in the summer from Inverness. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“After the season we had last season there’s a lot of expectation on us. We can’t dwell on the last two performances as there’s been positives in the games. We’ve got to take them into Wednesday night and hopefully get a result.

“It’s good to have the competition. I think you need that to keep you on your toes. We’ve got a really good squad here so when you’re called upon you’ve got to take your chance. All the players are confident they can do as well as they can this season. It’s going to be tough to match what we did. It’s been a poor start but we take it on the chin and move on.

“I’m from down here and my family are all down here so it’s good to be back home. Premiership football has definitely lived up to what I thought it would be, minus the fans. Once we get that back that’ll give us that extra wee edge as well.”

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