Lee sure ’Well will turn things round

Lee Erwin holds off Murray Davidson
Lee Erwin holds off Murray Davidson

Lee Erwin has denied Motherwell are now involved in a three-team mini league to avoid relegation.

’Well slipped to 11th place in the Scottish Premiership table after St Mirren’s victory over Partick Thistle on Friday.

However, 10-man ’Well gained their first point of 2015 against St Johnstone the next day and the young striker is confident the situation will improve.

He said: “It was a great point particularly with going down to 10 men and losing a goal in the opening minutes.

“We showed a lot of character to come back and get a goal and thought we might even have gone on and gotten another.

“We keep grafting away and see where it gets us, at half-time the manager told us the performance wasn’t good enough, but we knew that ourselves and managed to dominate the second half.

“We are still looking to push ourselves up the league, I don’t think we are under any added pressure and will really turn things around in this half of the season.

“The club has brought in a number of new faces and that adds a freshness to the place as well as making the guys here work harder to stay in the team so it should be good for everyone.”

Erwin has made a total of 21 appearances, seven from the start, in his debut season for ’Well, but knows he has to work hard to stay in the manager’s plans.

He said: “I started a few games at the beginning of the season until Henrik Ojamaa came in and I can understand going with more experienced players.

“Now he is gone so it is up to me to keep working hard and hopefully get picked.”