Motherwell came so close to a win last time out against Hibs – and Callum Lang’s hoping the Steelmen can go one better today.
The Well face Jack Ross’ side at Fir Park this afternoon in Premiership action. It’s the second time the pair have met this season, following a 0-0 draw at Easter Road in the summer.
It’s a game Stephen Robinson’s men were unfortunate not to win, Lang himself denied a goal by a fantastic Ofir Marciano save. He’s hoping to put that right in Lanarkshire.
“Obviously we go into every game hoping to win,” said the Wigan loanee. “But we know what they’re about, we know they’re a good side, and we know they’re going to come out and try to win the game, so we’ll be doing the same and hopefully it’s an exciting game.
“I really enjoyed the last game, and hopefully it can be a bit more like that. I thought we were good, we moved the ball well, and I think it would have been a good game to watch because both sides wanted to win the game.
“Hopefully it’s the same again, hopefully it’s an enjoyable game and we can try and get the three points.
“On another day we could have come away from that game with three points. Jordan White had a goal disallowed as well, which we thought was harsh, but we forget about that now and hopefully put it right this weekend.”
There’s added incentives heading into this one. The gap could have been as big as 11 points between these two by 5PM on Saturday if the result had gone Hibs’ way.
Now it could be just two after Motherwell were handed two 3-0 victories due to the Kilmarnock and St Mirren forfeit situation. Lang has sympathy for the pair who have handed the Well three points.
“It’s a bit of a crazy season for everyone really and I think a lot more is going to happen,” said Lang. “There are going to be a lot of things going on, so I think we’ve just got to get on with it. We got the six points, and that’s just how it is for us.
“I think you’d rather be sitting on six points than without them, so it is good for us, and we want to take that forward and get as many points from the games as we can.
“We know things are going to happen along the season and we just need to take it as it comes. The league is quite tight at the minute, one win can move you around the table quite a bit.”