‘Bogey’ team come calling in the League Cup

John Sutton and Keith Lasley is action against Aberdeen from earlier in the season

John Sutton and Keith Lasley is action against Aberdeen from earlier in the season

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Motherwell take on Aberdeen in the League Cup tonight (Wednesday) and captain Keith Lasley admits they have been practicing penalties.

The Dons put Well out of the Scottish Cup in the last two seasons and won at Fir Park in August, but Lasley says the most important thing is his side bounce back from losing to St Johnstone on Sunday.

He said: “It seems Aberdeen have been a bit of a bogey team for us in recent years, but our main focus is bouncing back from a really disappointing performance on Sunday and to be honest the game can’t come quick enough.

“Aberdeen came here earlier in the season and beat us in the league, but the focus is on us to get back to what we have been doing, and I think since that game our home form has been pretty good.

“We have hit a couple of penalties, obviously you can’t replicate the situation that might arise on the night, but if it comes to that hopefully the practice will pay off.

“There is no getting away from the fact every club left in the competition will fancy their chances, it’s not very often both halves of the Old Firm are out by the quarter final stage.

“I think Aberdeen will be many people’s favourites for the competition given how they have been going in the league so we know we’ll be up against it.

“However, we are certainly capable of progressing and then who knows what could happen for us.”

Kick off is at 7.45pm.

After their cup exploits ’Well return to league action on Sunday when they host Hibs at 12.30pm.