He’s been compared to PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe after record-breaking speeds – but Blackburn Rovers loanee Tyler Magloire is keen to show he’s more than that at Motherwell.

The centre-back arrived on loan at Fir Park from Blackburn on Deadline Day as Graham Alexander bolstered his backline. His last two performances in the 0-0 draw with St Mirren and 2-0 away victory over Hibs have caught the eye.

Arrived at Motherwell.

The defender has arrived at Motherwell from Blackburn Rovers. (Photo by Rachel Holborn – BRFC/Getty Images)

It’s been a learning experience for Magloire who thinks the Scottish game deserves more credit: “I saw it was the first win at Easter Road in eight years so it’s been a sticky place to come for us.  The lads put in a great shift and we definitely deserved the three points.

“I’ve been up here just over three weeks now. It’s been a steep learning curve but I feel like I’m getting used to it. I’m enjoying every game as it comes and I’ve got to keep doing well – hopefully the results keep coming.


“The Scottish league deserves a lot more credit than people give it.  It’s a lot better than what people think and it’s been a great experience so far.  I’ve came up here and learned my trade. It’s toughened me up and made me into a better player.

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Had played non-league with Hartlepool United. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“All the lads are doing well but it’s more than just the eleven on the pitch – it’s a squad game. Everybody is working hard in training to push people on. That’s where the results come from – the hard work in training.”

The defender became Blackburn Rovers’ fastest-ever player on record two years ago with a clocked speed of 10.6 metres per second. It’s faster than PSG man Mbappe, who clocked 10.55 metres per second against former club Monaco.

While he’s happy to have pace as an asset, Magloire doesn’t want defined by the PSG comparisons: “It’s never really been a problem for me. I enjoy when I come up against a striker who thinks he’s quick so I can put him in his place a bit.

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Faster than the Frenchman. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

“That’s part of the game that I enjoy a lot, yeah. I had a quicker top speed (than Mbappe) last season. It’s not a bad thing to have but I don’t want it to be the only thing that I’m known for.  I’ve got more to my game than just being able to run quick and being up here is a great opportunity to show that.”
Victory in Leith moved Motherwell further away from the Premiership relegation zone but Magloire knows hard work awaits: “The job isn’t done yet. It’s not just about being away from relegation, it’s about winning as many games as possible.
“We want to continue winning games so the hard work never stops. We will be ready to go again next week.”
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