Stephen Robinson has provided a lengthy Motherwell fitness update ahead of the Steelmen’s match with Hibs.

The Well are looking to go just two points behind the Hibees in fourth on Saturday after being handed six points following the SPFL’s decision to give Kilmarnock and St Mirren, who Robinson’s men had games in hand against, 3-0 forfeits for their matches against Motherwell and Hamilton.

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Kilmarnock and St Mirren have been punished. (Photo by Roddy Scott / SNS Group via Getty Images)

On the injury front there’s good news in the long-term but bad in the short-term for Robinson. Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire are pushing it for starts following their stints in isolation while Devante Cole and Jordan White are out the Hibs match.

Meanwhile, there’s good news as four key players make progress on returns from long-term injury: “Allan and Barry trained Wednesday and Thursday. They have been tested again, all clear.

“They have trained really well and it boosts our squad. It might be an ask for both of them to start as they haven’t been able to do any sort of running. Allan’s got a gym in his house, so he might be ok.

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Campbell may return. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“They are both very fit and dedicated boys so it’s a decision we’ll need make whether we can put them both in. Devante won’t be available and Jordan is a doubt so we are light in the front area.

“It’s a hamstring problem so we aren’t sure how long he’ll be out. We’re hoping it’s a few weeks and Jordan’s picked up a calf injury. He will hopefully be fit for next Saturday.

“Jake Carroll’s going to join with the group today, non-contact, which will be the first time. That’ll be good to see, he’s been out a long time. It’s been nearly a year now so you can’t just throw him back in. He’s going to need a month minimum, again you have a problem arranging friendly matches.

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On the mend. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Charles Dunne has started running again which is really good news, it’s just about easing him back into it. Liam Donnelly is seeing the specialist and he’ll hopefully get the OK to move onto the next stage of his rehab.

“Trevor Carson is coming along great. We’re hoping he will be only another 2-3 weeks maximum. There’s hope on the horizon.”

On the injury luck Motherwell have had, Robinson added; “I think everyone’s the same. You are hearing about injuries all the time all over the place, I’m not sure what it is. It’s not the same injuries either.

Injury issues and positives. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“It’s not overuse, it just seems to be throughout football. Is it the amount of time off they had and bodies readjusting to it? We have problems at our training ground and that’s not helping things.

“We have looked at lots of different things but it’s not just us, it’s England as well. It’s a situation we need to try and get through, we are lucky to be playing football.”

Robinson has been boosted by the additional six points Motherwell have been awarded as a result of the Kilmarnock and St Mirren hearings. For the Well boss though, it’s just nice to have clarity.

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Knows where they stand. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“All we wanted from this was a decision on things,” said Robinson. “It probably makes sense why it took so long now. I don’t know the ins and outs but we are glad to have some clarity.

“There was always the potential to get those points if the games were to be played. I would have targeted four out of six had they have been played, but now that we have them, it’s an opportunity to build on our position in the table.

“We’re not in control of anything at the moment. We plan a training week, you have to cancel it. You train maybe one day a week because, if there’s a scare, the whole club has to close down and people get tested.

“It’s a very, very difficult situation for everyone, but all we can do is focus on what we’re doing and try to keep our protocols at the highest possible standards, which we do.”

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