Motherwell keeper Mark Gillespie: We can bounce back from County defeat against Hibs tonight

Motherwell keeper Mark Gillespie was solid against Ross County (Pic by Ian McFadyen)
Motherwell keeper Mark Gillespie was solid against Ross County (Pic by Ian McFadyen)

Motherwell goalkeeper Mark Gillespie has admitted that the manner of Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Ross County defeat was “concerning” but insisted that Motherwell can bounce back from their cup disappointment in the home league game against Hibernian tonight (Wednesday).

Gillespie added: “Football moves quickly and we’ve got Wednesday to kickstart the second half of our league campaign so that’s the only thing we can do.

“We can close the gap against Hibs.

“We know we’ve got good players and that we can pick results up.

“You just need to go back to those games, Aberdeen at home, Celtic and Rangers at home where we picked up points.

“We’ve got to lift ourselves to those levels more consistently.

“If we can take six points from our next two games then I don’t see why we can’t push for the top six. This week can really set up the rest of the season for us.”

Gillespie insisted that new loan signing Ross McCormack – substituted at half-time against County due to an obvious lack of match sharpness – can come good in the remaining league games this season.

“Of course Ross can make a difference,” the keeper added. “He’s been out for a while with his injuries. He is ahead of schedule.

“It was great to see him in the starting 11. He’ll take time to bed into the team but he’s a massive player for us and someone who can get the fans off their seats.

“That 45 minutes will do him good and as he settles in I’m sure he can make a big contribution for the rest of the season.”