Pearson confident ’Well can push on

Stephen Pearson missed three games due to a broken rib sustained against Dundee United, but was back to help 'Well to victory over Inverness.
Stephen Pearson missed three games due to a broken rib sustained against Dundee United, but was back to help 'Well to victory over Inverness.

Stephen Pearson says Motherwell’s 2-1 victory over Inverness on Saturday is proof they can get away from relegation trouble.

Goals from Louis Laing and Lionel Ainsworth gave ’Well their first victory of the year as Scott McDonald made his debut after rejoining the club.

Pearson said: “It was a massive three points, with the run we were on we showed a lot of character to come back once they equalised and I’m delighted for Lionel.”

Pearson missed a month’s football due to a broken rib, but is back to full fitness now.

He said: “It was touch and go for last week as you have to be careful due to the contact side of the game.

“However, I had a good week’s training behind me and I took a few knocks on it which was fine so hopefully that’ll be me clear of injuries until the end of the season.”

Pearson left Fir Park and Parkhead just before McDonald arrived at both and is excited to be finally be teaming up with the Australian.

He said: “He’s great player and has played at the top level for most of his career so he’s a good signing for us and I thought he was excellent on Saturday and gives us something different up front.”

’Well welcome Kilmarnock to Fir Park on Saturday.

Pearson said: “We worked hard last week and got the rewards against Inverness, but we can’t rest on our laurels as this is just a platform for us to kick on.

“I think we’ve proved we have enough to get ourselves out of trouble, we have been unlucky with injuries, but a few lads set to come back bodes well for the future, which starts with the Killie game.”