40K  is the distance Allan Campbell ran between matches against Hibs, Livingston and Celtic according to Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson- and the midfielder insists it’s all so he can keep in the manager’s thoughts.

The Well battler is preparing for another match as the Steelmen get ready for a Lanarkshire Derby away to Hamilton. It’s a fixture he’s accustomed to by this point, having come through the Fir Park youth academy and played in 12 derby matches previously.

Allan Campbell meets the media ahead of Motherwell's match with Hamilton.

Allan Campbell meets the media ahead of Motherwell’s match with Hamilton. (Photo by Ben Banks)

It’ll not be a problem for Motherwell to complete another 90 minutes after playing 120 on Tuesday against St Mirren according to Campbell. Such is the life of a professional footballer, they’re geared to cope with testing physical demands.

Fitness is a big things for Campbell. He has detailed what steps he takes to ensure his body is in peak fitness for any given matchday ahead of the South Lanarkshire meeting.

“It’s going to be a tough game but we just need to take every positive from the second half against St Mirren and try and get back to winning ways,” Campbell said of the Hamilton match. “We just need to keep believing in what we’re doing.

Believe in the process. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“We’re professionals, we’ve recovered well, had a good few days to get the fluids back and the carbs back in your body. I think help from the sports scientists here gives you tips to take back home.

“Eating well, recovering, ice baths, all to make sure your body is ready to be in contention for selection. I just do it to make sure I’m on the list for the manager to pick from at the weekend. I need to make sure I’m fit and healthy.

“Every game you play in a derby is tough. The game’s are always feisty but I think we have to treat it as any other game. We’ll take it as it comes and make sure we get a result.”

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