Hutchinson hails sound of silence in Fir Park dressing room

Shaun Hutchinson (far right) goes close against Ross County.
Shaun Hutchinson (far right) goes close against Ross County.

Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson says manager Stuart McCall didn’t need to say a word to inspire them to victory on Saturday.

’Well came back from a goal down to beat Ross County with an excellent second half display to make it six games unbeaten.

Hutchinson said: “It’s been a good of late. I don’t think we were ever playing bad, it just took us a while to get the right results.

“Against Dundee United we were disappointed not to get the three points we thought we deserved, but overall the team is starting to gel and it’s all going rather well.

“Even at half-time against Ross County the gaffer knew that although we were losing he didn’t need to tell us off. He knew we had it in us to produce the win and getting three second half goals proved that.”

’Well head to Parkhead on Saturday and after beating the champions twice last season, are not exactly feeling trepidation about the trip.

Hutchinson said: “Of course it will be tough as it always is against Celtic, but we are going there on a good run of form and it is vital for us to get the three points.

“I’m not sure what the gaffer has planned or how we will approach it, but we will be ready, and I don’t think them playing Barcelona last night (Tuesday) will have much bearing on the game as they’ll have plenty of time to recover.”

The game sees former Celt Stephen McManus return to Parkhead and Hutchinson says he’s enjoying their partnership.

He said: “Stephen has played at the highest level, he’s very vocal and it’s good to have someone alongside that you can trust.”