Graham Alexander says Motherwell have to look themselves in the mirror after a 4-1 defeat to Kilmarnock.

Killie came into this one bottom of the Scottish Premiership but coasted past Motherwell at Rugby Park, meaning the Steelmen now sit seven points clear of the relegation places. Just a month on from a 4-1 defeat to Hamilton Accies, Alexander has been left frustrated.

Alexander has been left frustrated by his Motherwell performance.

Alexander wasn’t pleased. (Photo by Peter Powell – Pool/Getty Images)

He explained: “We’ve been beaten 4-1 twice by the team at the bottom of the table and that tells me there’s a problem. You can’t go to Hibs and completely dominate the game then come to the team at the bottom and get a result like that.

“There are a few ingredients you need to put together to win a game of football and if you don’t do them you get a performance and result like that.

“It wasn’t a great start. We conceded a poor goal – not just the shot but there was no aggression or commitment from us in the build-up. We got back into it with a good response but we weren’t good enough up till half-time. We were 1-1 at half-time but we hadn’t played well enough and the second-half was just a continuation of the first.”

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Needed more from his Motherwell players. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Alexander says Motherwell will have to look at their defending after shipping four goals in Ayrshire: “The goals we lost weren’t particularly good goals, they weren’t ones we couldn’t do anything about.

 

“So we have to look at ourselves and how we could defend them better. I keep getting asked if results will put us in a comfort zone but I have to keep stressing that we’re in a fight from now till the end of the season.

“I just thought all over the pitch we were nowhere near the level of intensity to win a game of football. We have to win as many points as possible just for our own pride.”

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