Motherwell star Devante Cole will not be punished retrospectively by the SFA after his flashpoint in the match against Celtic on Saturday.

The striker featured again for the Well as they lost 2-1. Cole, who has scored four goals in six matches for the Steelmen, caught Ismaila Soro in the midriff with a boot during the game’s closing stages. Referee Nick Walsh chose to book the striker.

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Cole has avoided punishment after an incident at Celtic Park. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

There were calls for retrospective action and that Motherwell’s in-form striker should face the SFA disciplinary panel. But Walsh and his assistant saw the incident in its entirety and the matter will not going any further.

Now Cole is available for Motherwell’s midweek clash with Kilmarnock, who have a new manager in Tommy Wright. Graham Alexander doesn’t believe the Steelmen will have to fight off a new manager bounce.

He explained: “I would expect a team of players who are desperate to impress their new manager. A lot is said about the ‘new manager bounce’ throughout football but for me we’re going to plan on how we want to play.

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Cole will be available for the trip to Ayrshire. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The formation of Kilmarnock could be anything, they’ve chopped and changed a little bit over the last few weeks anyway and obviously Tommy’s going to come in with his own ideas. If ever there was a game where we needed to focus on what we’re going to bring to the game it’s tomorrow, because it’s very difficult to analyse what their team might look like.”

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