Simon says: We can be ‘unbelievable’

Motherwell players engulf Scott McDonald after his goal against Kilmarnock.
Motherwell players engulf Scott McDonald after his goal against Kilmarnock.

Motherwell defender Simon Ramsden reckons avoiding the Premiership play-off would be extraordinary given his team’s hopeless looking position a fortnight ago.

’Well’s 3-1 home win over Kilmarnock on Friday night – followed by Ross County losing 2-1 at home to St Mirren a day later – means the 11th placed Fir Parkers are now just three points behind Kilmarnock and County with two games left.

“Staying up would be an unbelievable achievement considering the position we were in,” said Ramsden.

“With three games to go it looked as if we would definitely be in the play-off.

“For the majority of the season it’s not been good enough. That’s why we are where we are.”

Ramsden said the Kilmarnock game had been “last chance saloon” for ’Well, adding: “We knew we had to win.

“We put in a strong performance from the keeper right through to the forwards. I thought we deserved it.

“It will give us a great confidence boost going into the next game this weekend.”

’Well face another ‘must win’ match at relegated St Mirren this Saturday.

“We won’t be going there and thinking we just need to turn up to win,” Ramsden added.

“We need to keep our heads down, train hard and focus like we did tonight.

“If it’s scrappy and we win in the last minute, we will do whatever it takes.

“The pressure is off St Mirren now.

“Their manager will give a few of their young lads a chance and they will be looking to go out and express themselves.”