Graham Alexander says he will take time to assess his Motherwell squad before making radical changes to the Fir Park team.

The Steelmen have impressed in his first two games in charge, two 1-1 draws, one away to St Mirren and then another at home to undefeated Premiership leaders Rangers. Devante Cole had given them a 1-0 lead before Cedric Itten levelled, debate sparking over whether the Gers goal was offside.

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Motherwell drew with Rangers on Sunday. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

In that game against Rangers, Sherwin Seedorf was given his first start since August, Steven Lawless was handed a debut and Ross MacIver made his first appearance in claret and amber this term after a loan spell at Morton. So far this month, goalkeeper Liam Kelly and winger Lawless have arrived in North Lanarkshire.

While more players are expected to arrive at Fir Park and some may go the other way this month, Alexander says he need to assess things further: “It’s a hard one and I have spoken to the club about this.


“I need to assess what is in the building first. Where the club is in the league table isn’t ideal but I don’t think it’s a true reflection of the boys we have in there. But the league table doesn’t lie.

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Assessing his squad. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I want to give them opportunities before I make decisions on them and make decisions on bringing people into the club. We want to keep the quality we already have at the club then add to that.

“If we feel we can bring someone in who will improve it and not just be another body, we will. They can’t be another number, they have got to improve the team. That’s what we will do if we can.”

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