Motherwell showed character to come from 2-0 down to win 3-2 against Queen of the South according to Graham Alexander as he discusses the signing of West Ham United academy graduate Mich’el Parker.

The defensive midfielder was on the bench for Motherwell against Queen’s, Alexander’s side making it two wins from two in the Premier Sports Cup group stages. Parker has been without a club since leaving West Ham United last year, having also been on the books of Arsenal and Liverpool previously.

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Has been without a club since West Ham United let him go last year. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Alexander said of the former West Ham United talent: “Mich’el has been training with us for a while now and shown a gradual improvement. He’s a young player who has been at Liverpool and West Ham United  but lost his way a little.

“He’s now got an opportunity here to show he can build a successful football career. He has some work to do but he has the ability and there’s a will from him to take this chance. We look forward to helping him achieve that.”

‘Well were losing 2-0 at half-time against Queen of the South, supporters in attendance at Fir Park for the first time since March 2020. But a spirited comeback against the cinch Championship side means a win over Airdrieonians on Wednesday will all but seal Motherwell’s spot in the Premier Sports Cup last 16.

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Good day. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Personality was evident according to Alexander: “I thought we were the better team throughout the game, we lost two really sloppy goals at the end of the first half but I thought we were in control of it before then, we just weren’t clinical enough in front of goal.

“We gave away two sloppy goals without a doubt, I think the second one was a deflection, so we caused our own downfall. We just had to turn that up, make a slight change tactically, but it was down to the players going out there and turning the dial up to 10, instead of eight and a half.”

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