Stephen Robinson says that Motherwell need to get back to what they’re good at against Celtic as Tony Watt trains with the Steelmen.
The Well are heading into the Celtic match off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Livingston. If it wasn’t for Mark Gillespie, the final scoreline could have been a whole lot worse for Robinson.
They’re third in the table for a reason though and Robinson is backing his stars to shine against Celtic. It’s a game Motherwell will approach without any trepidation according to the Northern Irishman.
It’s important that the basics in their game are brought back though as the Well boss revealed that former Celtic striker Watt is training with the club. It isn’t with a view to do anything permanent at present.
“Tony’s a local boy, a very good footballer,” said Robinson. “We’ve let him come in and use our facilities with nobody really wanting anything out of it at this stage.
“We had ten people off their game, as simple as that. We almost got away with it but we didn’t deserve anything from the game. I couldn’t ask for a tougher challenge off the back of it but it’s a good challenge. We’ve nothing to lose, we’ll try and take the game to Celtic.
“They are a very good side and we must make sure when we land on the ball, we take the game to them. It’s another opportunity to put Saturday to bed and face arguably the best team in the country. We need a performance, the result will take care of itself. We resorted to a game that didn’t suit us.
“We went down and played similar to Livingston and we aren’t very good at that. We need to get back to what we do which is passing the ball, building play and having ownership of the game. We didn’t have that on Saturday. Any decision I made didn’t work. Sometimes that happens.
“No one is invincible, they are a very good side. We have respect for them, not fear. On our day we know we can give Celtic a game. I think teams enjoy playing against us because we don’t sit in, we do try and take our game to them, especially at home.
“It will be an open game but that’s how we have to play.”