Allan Campbell doesn’t think Motherwell have been good enough this season – and he says a Lanarkshire derby victory is what the fans are owed.
The Steelmen are looking to provide some light for supporters in South Lanarkshire following a tough week at Fir Park, Stephen Robinson resigning as manager at the club after almost four years in charge.
Motherwell sit 10th in the Premiership table and are without a win since October 31, bottom place a possibility if results go against them today. Campbell knows the Steelmen have to be better.
Speaking before Robinson’s shock announcement, Campbell said: “We need to put a performance in. We owe it to the fans, we owe it to everybody watching. We need to get results and win games of football.
“It’s going to be a tough game, it’s a derby, it’s going to be a scrap. We know what it’s going to be like, and the boys need to be prepared and need to be ready for a good game.
“I’ve played in a few derbies but every game is the same – it’s always a scrap, it’s always a fight, and you need to be prepared for it. You need to stand up and be counted for, and if we all do that as a team then we’ll get a result.
“We’re not doing well enough to get in front and stay in the game, and we just need to be better as a team. It’s not good enough as a team, as a squad, for the fans it’s disappointing and we need to get together and make sure we put in a performance at the weekend.
“I don’t know what’s missing but we’re not winning games. Performances are alright but if you’re not winning it doesn’t mean anything. We need to get back to winning games. Games are won by scoring goals and not conceding, so we need to get better at both.
“It’s football, it goes for you or it doesn’t, but you need to be strong. We’re professionals, we need to deal with it, we need to get together as a team and we need to be ready to put in a performance for ourselves and the fans on Saturday.”
Campbell can’t really pinpoint one particular area where Motherwell have struggled this term – but just doing the simple things right would be a start on the road to improvement.
He explained: “It’s the basics, hard work, focusing on doing your best, giving everything, doing everything you can for the man beside you, and staying together as a team.