Motherwell manager Graham Alexander thinks morale in the Steelmen camp is good ahead of this afternoon’s Premiership clash with Hibs at Easter Road – as he called on his players to show the same determination and focus they did as they beat Dundee United in midweek.
Alexander’s side have blown hot and cold with their performances at times this season and after the 1-0 win over the Arabs, the Fir Park boss thinks there’s a good feeling around the place, insisting they can be a “very good team” when they have the right mentality.
Ahead of the Easter Road clash, Alexander wants his players to retain the focus from Tuesday’s win and, potentially, find themselves sitting as high as third in the table by 5pm tonight.
“Morale is good,” Alexander said. “We have to keep it balanced as we obviously have a good feeling because we won our last game. But we are now focused on [today’s] game.
“The players on Tuesday were determined and focused. That’s what we have to be now. You could see the approach from the players was in contrast to the one last weekend.
“My players are getting really clear lessons that if your mindset is right, we can be a very good team. If it’s not, we can be the opposite.
“That’s where our ability starts. Without our focus, it doesn’t matter what you do with the ball, you’re not going to do yourself justice if you aren’t mentally right. On Tuesday, we had a focus.”
Last time the sides met, Hibs ran out 3-2 winners on the opening day of the Premiership season but with Jack Ross’ side struggling for form there’s a real chance for Motherwell to get some revenge this afternoon.
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