Graham Alexander admits Motherwell have big problems for Celtic Park visit

By John McGinley

December 12, 2021

Although the focus heading into today’s Celtic match has been the Bhoys’ injury problems, Motherwell have their own squad issues for the Scottish Premiership clash.

In fact, manager Graham Alexander sounds a little worried about the state of his squad.

Speaking to Daily Record journalist Ben Banks, Alexander said this weekend: “We are a little bit bare to be honest. We have a few injury issues from last week and previous weeks so we might have to change players and a little bit of what we have been doing recently because of the personnel.

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“We will give those players every chance of being fit for Sunday but I can’t see it being the same team this week as it was last.”

Banks notes that it’s in defence they have most of their worries after finishing last week’s 1-1 draw against Hibernian with just one central defender.

Motherwell’s form has generally been positive since a difficult October. They’ve won three of their last five matches, drawing another.

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Alexander was named the Premiership manager of the month in November following Ange Postecoglous reign the prior month.

Celtic have been rock solid of late domestically too, of course. Despite the potential absence of Kyogo, Jota and other players, the Bhoys will remain hot favourites for the three points.

It’s welcome from our perspective that Motherwell have their own squad issues. There’s also the small matter of a Tony Watt contract rejection too, which was reported on yesterday.

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