’Well back on track after Thistle win

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Motherwell captain Keith Lasley hopes his side are now on track this season after ending a run of three defeats with victory over Partick Thistle.

Being dumped out of the Europa League was followed by losses to Aberdeen and Inverness, but Lasley is confident of better to come.

he said: “It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for us, perfomance wise we hadn’t got to the level that has been expected here in recent times, so it’s nice to bounce back.

“I thought we started the game really well and had enough changes to finish the game off, although to give Thistle their due they came into it in the second half and we were hanging on a bit.

“There has has been a bigger upheavel this summer which will have an impact, and we maybe still have a bit of gelling to do, but I don’t think that was the problem in the last couple of weeks, we just looked lethargic, but I think we put that right against Partick.”

’Well will have to wait until 5.30pm on Saturday to host Kilmarnock with the game being shown live on the new BT Sport channel.

Lasley said: “It’s a bit strange playing later because you are used to your routine, but it’s no real inconveneince, and in terms of the fans travelling I think it is the right fixture to do it with.”