Fir Park gaffer says award is for everyone at the club

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Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has been named Clydesdale Bank manager of the year after his side finished runners-up to Celtic.

He said: “I am proud and humbled, but it’s an award for the club.

“I have managed to win three manager of the month awards and every time it’s been down to players.

“I was fortunate when I came to the club to inherit a lot of good players and a great backroom staff and I’ve managed to add to that.

“I have had a lot of luck along the way but it’s just a good honour for the club as I don’t think anyone would have backed Motherwell to finish second at the start of the season.

“What I’ve been really pleased about is we have been entertaining and played in a forward, freeflowing manner.

“I’m not a great philsopher of football, but I did say when I arrived I’d rather win 5-4 than 1-0 and that’s the way we have been.

“We always carry a threat and I think that is what has taken us over the line.”

McCall is resigned to losing Darren Randolph and Nicky Law after Sunday’s final SPL game away to St Johnstone, but has targeted Craig Samson and Paul Lawson as replacements.