Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson hailed his midfielders and vowed to try to keep Peterborough United loanee Mark O’Hara, following Wednesday night’s convincing 4-1 home victory over Ross County.

The Steelmen went behind early in the contest but hit back twice to lead at the interval, before adding gloss to the scoreline with two goals in the final 15 minutes.

Allan Campbell directly contributed to three of his side’s four goals. (Photo by Ben Banks)

Allan Campbell, who scored a brace and registered an assist, was a deserved recipient of the Man of the Match award, for a commanding display from back to front.

Mark O’Hara grabbed the equaliser and impressed in the deepest-lying role, while Liam Polworth brought quality delivery from set-pieces and creativity in attack.


Speaking at Fir Park after the game, Robinson had big praise for the trio.

“I thought our midfield three were outstanding,” he said. “I thought Liam Polworth was fantastic, he gives us composure on the ball, always probing. You do give it away sometimes when you’re trying to thread things, but he does make us tick.”

“For me, Mark O’Hara was outstanding tonight. If there’s any way we can keep Mark, I’ll be doing everything in my power to do that.”

Stephen Robinson has big praise for the Motherwell midfield after the win over Ross County. (Photo by Ben Banks)

“With his [Campbell] drive and energy, nothing will stop him from trying to achieve. He’ll get as high as he possibly can [in the game] because of everything he puts into it. We’ve spoken so many times about him being the epitome of the Motherwell academy, he’s a fantastic example and plays box to box.

“I thought the last three or four games our midfield looked a little bit jaded, a little bit tired, but that’s because of the amount of energy they put into games and when they play, we play.”

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