Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has opened up on his side trying to make the best use of the international break and thinks putting the hours in rather than taking some time off can really help the Steelmen kick on.

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Alexander’s side face Hearts tomorrow in the Scottish Premiership and, rather than using the internationals for a holiday, Alexander had his players in working hard after a strong showing against Aberdeen in their last game before the pause.

The Motherwell boss confessed that he doesn’t want to pat themselves on the back after one game as they look to repeat the performance that saw them beat a resurgent Aberdeen 2-0 at Pittodrie.

“We try to use the international break wisely and productively, rather than a break,” he said.

“So we have worked on a few things with the players, because the last result was an excellent result but we know there is a lot of work still to be done, and we don’t want to come off that.

“We worked exceptionally hard in the week leading up to Aberdeen so we have to maintain that to the end of the season, because we want to replicate that performance as often as possible.

 

“We didn’t want to pat ourselves on the back after one good result and then think everything was rosy in the garden. It’s important that we understand there are still improvements to be made.

“It was a great start to our recovery after the month we had, but there’s a lot of tough games coming up.

“It was just making sure we clarify how we play well, how we are hard to beat, and then go and replicate it as often as possible in training, and the training will lead into the games.”

 

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