First the good news for Motherwell fans. Stephen O’Donnell has returned from suspension and will be available for this evening’s game against St Mirren.
The bad news though is that the club still has a very lengthy injury list as they bid to get their season back on track after some heavy defeats.
Large number of players remain out
12 players are certain to miss the game against St Mirren, whilst a further two are doubtful. Trevor Carson, Charles Dunne, Liam Donnelly and Scott Fox are all out long-term with knee injuries.
Declan Gallagher (muscular), Bevis Mugabi (shoulder), Steven Lawless (knee), Liam Grimshaw (illness), Harry Smith, Sam Foley, Eddie Nolan and Sherwin Seedorf miss out. Mark O’Hara and Allan Campbell (both illness) remain doubts.
With that sort of injury list it is no surprise that Motherwell have been struggling recently. In their last two league games, they lost 4-1 to Hamilton and 3-0 to St Johnstone.
Difficult when key players are missing
A team is always going to struggle when some of it’s most important players – like Allan Campbell and Declan Gallagher – are missing.
Manager Graham Alexander will have a hard job on his hands getting results over the next few weeks until the injury list clears up.
It is good news about O’Donnell being back though. The 28-year-old’s experience will be vital against St Mirren. However, it still looks like it will be an uphill task to get any points from the game.
Still, it would be a huge boost to Motherwell if an injury ravaged squad got a result against St Mirren. Only time will tell on that front.