Boss wary as ’Well aim to turn tables in derby

Hamilton v Motherwell. Well manager Stuart McCall.   . Picture  Robert Perry  The Scotsman 1st Jan 2011
Hamilton v Motherwell. Well manager Stuart McCall. . Picture Robert Perry The Scotsman 1st Jan 2011
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MOTHERWELL manager Stuart McCall admits he has no idea what to expect from Hamilton Academical on Saturday, but doesn’t expect there to be much between the sides.

So far this season the Lanarkshire derby bragging rights belong to bottom of the league Accies after a 1-0 win at Fir Park and a 0-0 draw at New Douglas Park in McCall’s first game in charge.

McCall says he has made several trips to see the county rivals in action, but is still at a loss to know what he’ll come up against.

He said: “They keep chopping and changing so I’m not sure how they’ll line up.

“But that’s understandable as they are fighting for their lives, so Billy Reid will be trying to find the right fomula to get them off the bottom of the SPL.

“All we can do is worry about our own game. We haven’t scored a goal yet against Hamilton this season and I expect another tight, physical encounter.”

Prior to Saturday’s match at Fir Park ’Well travelled to Pittodrie on Tuesday night and put their 6-0 thrashing at Ibrox on Saturday behind them with a 2-1 victory.

McCall says his side have to start winning games to ensure a top six finish.

He said: “Hamilton is the first of three home games in a row and we can’t afford to let points slip like we did against St Johnstone and Kilmarnock if we’re to get back in the mix.