We need to start believing again

Motherwell captain Keith Lasley (second left) at Unique in Motherwell with (l-r) store manager Matt Johnstone, Stephen O'Donnell of Partick Thistle and Mikey Devlin of Hamilton Accies.
Motherwell captain Keith Lasley (second left) at Unique in Motherwell with (l-r) store manager Matt Johnstone, Stephen O'Donnell of Partick Thistle and Mikey Devlin of Hamilton Accies.

Motherwell captain Keith Lasley hopes new manager Ian Baraclough can get the players believing in their own ability again.

Victory over St Mirren moved ’Well five points above the play-off zone and Lasley now has his sights set on overtaking Partick Thistle who come to Fir Park on Saturday.

He said: “The manager wants to bring back a positive dressing room that is looking up the way rather than down and of course we want to do that, but the only way we can is to start amassing points.

“Luckily enough we did that against St Mirren, but it’s only three points and we move on and look forward to the Partick game as we try to build a bit of momentum.

“Given the situation we are in we can only take it on a game by game basis as if results don’t go our way then we can find ourself being dragged back towards the bottom of the table.

“In this league if you don’t put a run of results together you’ll find yourself up against it, but we know we are in for a tough game against Partick so there is enough to worry about without looking any further than that.

“He’s only been here a short time, but I have found the manager to be very good, he’s a very positive character and he wants to bring that positivity back to the club.

“For whatever reason we seem to have lost that this season and since the start of the campaign we haven’t been going out with the same positive attitude that got us our success in previous seasons.

“He wants us to remember we have some good players in that dressing room, when results aren’t going well you maybe go into your shell a little bit and don’t express yourself in the way you can do.”