Kerr is determined to cement his place

Fraser Kerr rises above St Mirren's Callum Ball
Fraser Kerr rises above St Mirren's Callum Ball

Fraser Kerr is playing through the pain barrier as he attempts to cement his place in the centre of Motherwell’s defence.

With Simon Ramsden injured, Kerr was given the nod alongside Stephen McManus and is adamant a bad back isn’t going to stop him becoming a fixture in Stuart McCall’s side.

He said: “My back seized up towards the end of the first half so I’m in a bit of discomfort.

“I’ve two slipped discs, so it all stems from that, but I haven’t had problems for two seasons so this has flared up out of nowhere.

“But, I’m looking to keep the position, all I can do is play as well as I can when I‘m selected and hopefully I can continue to do so against Dundee United.

“I played centre half all through the youths and at Birmingham so that is my preferred position.

“The manager has played me more as a right back, and sometimes right midfield, and I will play wherever I am selected.

“As is often the way with younger players the manager sees young legs and thinks I can get up and down well, but I am definitely most comfortable at centre half.”

’Well head to Tannadice tonight (Wednesday) on the back of a 1-0 win over St Mirren in Saturday’s league opener.

Kerr said: “Towards the end St Mirren had a few chances, but I think on the whole we defended well and kept a clean sheet.

“Getting three points helps give us confidence, but on our last two visits up there we lost eight goals so will need to be on the top of our game.”

’Well then welcome Inverness to Fir Park on Saturday.