Ricki Lamie interview: Motherwell star explains resurgence following home horrors against Hamilton and St Johnstone
The horror of back to back home hammerings by Hamilton Accies (4-1) and St Johnstone (3-0) last month are fast turning into a distant memory for Motherwell defender Ricki Lamie and his team-mates.
Saturday’s impressive 3-1 home win over Livingston made it seven points from nine in ’Well’s recent resurgence.
"I think in the games that we’ve not done so well it’s been a poor start to the game or a wee bit lethargic,” Lamie told the Times and Speaker.
"Against Hamilton and St Johnstone we started so poorly that we gave ourselves no way of coming back.
"Obviously there were sending offs, penalties and different things in the games that affected them. But if you start poorly you leave yourself open to that kind of thing to happen.
"And I think we’ve emphasised over the last couple of weeks that we need to be on the front foot.
"It gives you that foothold in the game. We showed that (against Livingston) and there was a big lump of the first half where it was constant pressure from ourselves.
"And when you apply that inevitably you’re going to create and you’re going to get chances to score.”
Ninth placed ’Well now look a good bet to retain their Premiership status with six games left as they are 10 points and nine points respectively clear of bottom club Kilmarnock and second bottom Hamilton, who have a game in hand.
Lamie said. "With the recent results there’s no reason why we can’t end a season that’s been filled with ups and downs on a high.”