Motherwell manager Graham Alexander has hailed the Fir Park side after snatching a 1-1 draw at Ibrox against Rangers yesterday to spoil the Gers’ ‘Flag Day’ celebrations – with the ‘Well boss insisting his players deserve “immense credit” for coming back from a goal down.

Fashion Sakala’s header had the Light Blues ahead in the first half but some woeful defending from the hosts allowed Motherwell to draw level through Kaiyne Woolery.

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Alexander was full of praise after the 1-1 draw with Rangers. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

With no Motherwell fans inside Ibrox due to Covid restrictions, Alexander revealed how they were given a send-off at Fir Park from the ‘Well support before the game as he dedicated the performance to them.

“We had no backing here unfortunately but the supporters gave us a great send-off when we left the ground just after pre-match so we knew they were with us,” Alexander said.

“We didn’t know they were going to be there but they were outside and applauded us on to the bus, it was a great lift for us.

“It was unfortunate none of them could be here today so that result and performance was for them.

 

“It was tough and it was hostile. We had to play against many opponents today, but you saw our players, they were backing each other, supporting each other and we knew we had that support back in Motherwell.

“My players deserve immense credit for coming here on a massive day, going 1-0 down to the champions and coming back to earn something from the game. And it was a deserved point at least.”

The draw means Motherwell are the first side to take something at Ibrox in the league since March 2020 when Hamilton won in Glasgow just before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alexander’s side now sit just two points off top of the table in fourth place as attention now turns to the visit of Ross County this weekend.

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