’Well ready to lay the ghosts to rest

Simon Ramsden
Simon Ramsden

Simon Ramsden is determined Motherwell will lay to rest the ghosts of New Douglas Park in the League Cup tonight (Wednesday).

On their last visit in November ’Well suffered a humiliating defeat in the Scottish Cup at the hands of League 2 side Albion Rovers.

Now they will look to progress at the expense of Lanarkshire rivals Hamilton Accies, just four days before welcoming them to Fir Park in the league.

Ramsden said: “We’ve had two positive results in a week with a win against Ross County and taking a deserved point from Celtic and now we want to kick on against Hamilton in both the cup and then the league.

“We play them twice, but we take it one game at a time and first of all we want to get through in the cup.

“We are desperate to do well in the cups this season, everyone is aware of how big the game is with it being the derby and we will be well up for it.

“No one needs reminded what happened on our last visit to New Douglas Park, so hopefully we can banish those memories and put in the performance required to get a good result.”

Ramsden missed the last four months of last season with a knee injury and looked to be back when he lined up against Stjarnan in the Europa League.

However, he ended up missing the first four games of the league campaign.

He said: “I wouldn’t say I’m 100 per cent, but basically I have been out since January, so I’m still trying to get there.

“However, I’m feeling good again and hopefully that is the end of my niggles and I can have a long run of games this season.”