Second spot in their own hands as Motherwell host champions

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Kenny Black says it doesn’t matter how long Motherwell’s unbeaten run continues so long as they finish second in the SPL.

’Well have gone seven games unbeaten since victory over Celtic in February as they prepare to welcome the champions to Fir Park on Sunday.

Assistant boss Black said: “Our aim is to get second and if we get there remaining unbeaten then great, but just getting there is the most important thing and if we do have a wee blip then so be it.

“We had a little blip earlier in the season and people started to write us off, but since then we’ve had a really positive reaction off the players to put ourselves in this position and are looking to finish on a high.”

‘Well currently sit six points ahead of Inverness and head to the Highlands next Saturday, and Black says it’s good to have things in their own hands.

He said: “Against Dundee United we got off to a really positive start and as the weekend continued the other results went in our favour.

“This weekend Inverness play the day before us so could have cut the gap to three points by the time we take to the field, but there is nothing we can do about that.

“We have already won against Celtic this season so we know we are well capable of taking the points, and while I understand they may play some fringe players we can’t let that distract us.

“Just because there are some names on the team sheet that perhaps aren’t first team regulars that doesn’t mean we can relax because I’m sure they will still be well capable of making life difficult.

“After that we travel to Inverness knowing a second place finish is in our own hands, so while this is a tough fortnight of games if we display the same determination and aptitude we have all season there is no reason it won’t go our way.”

’Well have a full squad to choose from for Sunday’s game which kicks off at 12.45pm.