Parkhead defeat proves a headache

Stuart Carswell shows his anger with Anthony Stokes who was shown red for a lunge on Keith Lasley.
Stuart Carswell shows his anger with Anthony Stokes who was shown red for a lunge on Keith Lasley.
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Stuart Carswell was befuddled after Saturday’s trip to Parkhead due to a combination of a head knock and Motherwell’s failure to score.

’Well went down 3-0 despite creating a barrowload of chances and for Carswell personally there was a worrying moment in the second half after being injured by James Forrest’s knee.

He said: “I couldn’t remember much after being caught in the face, I was a wee bit dazed, but was able to carry on and I’m fine now.

“The bigger pain is looking at the number of chances we created, yet Celtic scored three goals and we got none, they were just much more clinical in front of goal.

“In the dressing room we were saying that we really should have got at least one, as even when it 2-0 there was always a chance to get back into it.

“It’s disappointing our winning run has come to an end, but given our performance no one is too downhearted, and it’s up to us to go on another one.”

Third-placed ’Well have the chance to start a new winning streak on Saturday when they host second-placed Aberdeen, with just a point separating the sides.

Carswell said: “The last time we played Aberdeen we got a great result up there so now face them at Fir Park and hope to do the same again.

“We are pretty much locked together in the fight for second, so it’s an important game for both sides.

“It was good Aberdeen also lost at the weekend, but we can’t be concerned with what is out of our hands. However this is a rare opportunity to affect them directly and aim to make the most of it.”