Anier appalled by incompetent Iain

Henri Anier
Henri Anier

Motherwell striker Henri Anier was baffled by referee Iain Brines‘s decision making after his side’s 3-2 loss to St Mirren on Saturday.

Anier returned to the starting 11 at Inverness last week and found the net, following it up with the opener in Paisley, but was in no mood to celebrate after Brines awarded the home side a penalty for handball despite Stephen McManus clearly heading the ball.

He said: “It’s nice to be back in the team and scoring against both Inverness and St Mirren, as it’s really annoying to be injured, it’s just a shame about the result on Saturday.

“I have no idea what happened, alright we lost too many headers at corners and that is how their first goal came about, but we were still leading 2-1 with 10 minutes to go when the referee decided to turn the game.

“It definitely wasn’t a penalty, Stephen said it was clearly his head, the ball actually hit him on the nose, so I don’t know what the referee is thinking.”

That was ’Well’s final game before the split which will start on with a home match against Celtic on Saturday, April 19, at 12.45pm.

This is followed by an away trip to Dundee Utd on Saturday, April 26, at 3pm, then they host St Johnstone on Saturday, May 3, at 3pm and Inverness on Wednesday, May 7, at 7.45pm.

They complete the 2013/14 season away to Aberdeen on Sunday, May 11, at 12.15pm.

Anier is determined to be fully fit to play his part as ’Well battle for Europe.

He said: “I’ll keep training and working hard to ensure that over the last five games I am available to play for 90 minutes if that is how the manager wishes to use me.”