Sutton says Motherwell need to take control

John Sutton
John Sutton

Motherwell striker John Sutton says they have to stop making life difficult for themselves after coming back to beat Hearts on Saturday.

In recent matches ’Well have also fallen behind to Kilmarnock and Ross County, but came back to win, as well as claiming a point against Dundee United.

Sutton said: “Hearts were hard to break down, but I thought particularly in the second half we started moving it a bit quicker and there was more attacking play from us, only to get caught on the counter.

“It would be nice if we could take the lead in games for once and be able to control them, we are doing it the hard way, but it shows a lot of character and ability.”

Sutton also paid tribute to youngster Craig Moore who scored a wonderful volley just seconds into his first league appearance for ’Well.

He said: “It was a great piece of skill by Craig and it shows the attacking options that are now at the club.

“I don’t think you will see a better strike from anyone this season, particularly just a few seconds into a league debut.

“The gaffer is claiming an inspired substitution, but we see him do it all the time in training so don’t think any of us were completely surprised because that’s how good he is.”

’Well travel to Perth on Sunday to take on St Johnstone side who started the season brightly, but have faltered of late.

Sutton said: “St Johnstone have gone off the boil a little and lost to St Mirren on Saturday so I am quick sure they will be looking to bounce back at home and won’t make it easy.”