McGhee: chances we made against ’Gers last time gives us hope

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee (Pic by Alan Watson)
Motherwell manager Mark McGhee (Pic by Alan Watson)

Ahead of this Saturday’s Scottish Premiership trip to Ibrox, Motherwell manager Mark McGhee is taking heart from the fact that his side created numerous chances against Rangers in the recent Betfred Cup home game.

Although ’Well succumbed 2-0 in that Group F match on July 16, they carved Rangers open several times in the first half and should have scored.

McGhee said: “It is a tough game at Ibrox but we will get the players up for it.

“We need to show that we’re a lot better than we were in losing to St Johnstone. I saw enough in the Betfred game to make me think we can cause Rangers problems this Saturday.

“We were very unlucky in the Betfred game, although we’ll have to do a lot better again.

“We have our work cut out but I believe there is a performance within us.”

Meanwhile, ’Well have sent English defender Louis Laing on loan to English League 2 side Notts County for five months.

McGhee said: “Louis has lots of qualities but he needs to play games.

“He is contracted to us until the end of the season and we’ll review the situation at Christmas.”

McGhee said there had been no further offers for winger Marvin Johnson.