We have let the manager down says McManus

Stephen McManus
Stephen McManus

Motherwell defender Stephen McManus says the players have let Stuart McCall down this season, but there were positives to take out of last week’s performance at Aberdeen.

’Well travel to McDiarmid Park to face St Johnstone tonight (Friday), a ground where they haven’t won for two years as they aim to end a run of four straight defeats.

McManus said: “It’s going to be a tough for us, every game is at the moment, but we are just going to go there and try get back to winning ways and play at a level we know we are capable of.

“The most important thing at Pittodrie last week was our performance after losing an early goal, we hung in there, we never created as many opportunities as we would have liked, but defensively we were fine.

“It might not have been a great spectacle, but we were tight and hard to play against so Aberdeen didn’t create much either and that gives us plenty of positives to take into the St Johnstone game.

“Last season St Johnstone got the better of us up there and Tommy Wright has done a tremendous job, however when you are in the form we are all you can do is concentrate on yourself.

“Confidence is the biggest thing is football, you want to maintain a level, but that only comes with winning games.

“What we have got is a manager who is very thorough in his approach to the game, he has belief in the players and it us who have let him down.

“No one from the goalkeeper through to the subs have performed like they can this season, and there is no magic formula to putting things right, but as I say there were positive to take from the Aberdeen game.”