Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has praised Peterborough loanee Mark O’Hara for his efforts during the Well’s 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.

A moment of quality won the game for Robinson’s men in Ayrshire. Jake Carroll’s free kick sailed into the top corner, sealing Motherwell’s position as best of the rest over Christmas.

Carroll scored a beauty. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whilst there were plenty of good performances for Motherwell to look at, O’Hara’s in his first Well start since the move from Peterborough was one given special praise.

Robinson told the Motherwell YouTube channel: “It was a tremendous hard-earned result. There wasn’t a lot between the sides and a moment of quality won it for us.


“I thought Mark O’Hara proved his worth. He’s waited so patiently. He’s a manager’s dream in terms of his attitude and his application. He doesn’t moan, he just gets on with it.”

O’Hara makes impression on first Motherwell start

Since making the move from the Posh, O’Hara has struggled for minutes for one reason or another. It’s either been through injury or the form of those ahead of him in midfield.

O’Hara was on loan at Lincoln last year and is now with Motherwell. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Against his former side Killie though he was given his big break and the midfielder certainly seems to have repaid Robinson’s faith in him. Such praise has been well earned after a long wait for a start.

Whether he keeps his place in the team now though will be interesting. The Well will fancy their chances in the next two matches, facing two bottom six sides in Ross County and Hamilton.

O’Hara’s got a chance to feature if Robinson’s post-match praise is anything to go off.

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