Stephen Robinson says Motherwell have dealt ‘privately’ with recent comments made by Maurice Ross after complaints from the likes of Celtic.

The Fir Park coach left Celtic manager Neil Lennon, St Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick and Kilmarnock manager Alex Dyer unhappy with comments made on BBC  Sportsound on Sunday.

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Motherwell coach Ross has sparked outrage from the likes of Celtic. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Robinson has spoke to both Celtic boss Lennon and Buddies manager Jim Goodwin following comments made. Lennon said his Fir Park counterpart had  ‘apologised profusely’ for Ross after he questioned areas of Celtic’s recruitment policy amongst other things.

After Motherwell had games against Kilmarnock and St Mirren called off due to Covid-19 problems among both opposing teams, Ross claimed clubs could in theory use the pandemic to get games called off should it suit their circumstances.


Saints chief Fitzpatrick called the comments ‘unhelpful’ whilst Killie boss Dyer stated ‘there’s no need to make headlines.’ Robinson says it’s water under the bridge now.

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Robinson has dealt with the Maurice Ross incident. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I just dealt privately with the matter and any issue that’s been going on this week in any shape or form I have dealt with privately, and that’s the way it will remain,” said Robinson. “I conduct my business in private.

“Any issue I have dealt with and it’s over now and we are concentrating fully on football matches. We haven’t had one for a long time.”

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