Motherwell facing dire centre-back situation days before Celtic clash

By Hamish Carton

December 8, 2021

Motherwell are facing a dire centre-back situation ahead of their visit to Celtic Park this Sunday.

The Steelmen are in good form as they prepare to take on Ange Postecoglou’s men in the east end of Glasgow.

Graham Alexander’s side have won three of their last five, and sit 5th in the Premiership table.

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But Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to Hibernian came at a cost, with Alexander losing defender Ricki Lamie after 70 minutes.

It means Well are in a sticky situation as they prepare to face Kyogo and co.

“Ricki came off and that means we have one ‘recognised’ centre-half,” Alexander said after the game. (Daily Record)

“But we have players who can do that role for us as well, so we’ll see how they are during the week.

“There are a few boys with bumps and bruises, it was a tough, physical game, but we don’t mind that.

“There were a few at half-time that were struggling a little bit, which makes the second half performance and result even better.”

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Motherwell will need centre-back organisation against Celtic

Motherwell having one fit centre-back just days before they face Celtic is obviously good news.

Our attacking threats mean opposition sides need to be well organised to deal with us, and it’s much harder to do that if different partnerships are seeing gametime.

Look how fragile Celtic were at the start of the season before Carl Starfelt and Cameron Carter-Vickers got their heads together.

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Sunday will be a tough game, but you really feel like this Celtic side have the bit between their teeth at the moment.

Win convincingly, win while not at your best. The three points are the same each time.

Let’s hope we’ve got three to celebrate on Sunday.

In other news, Celtic have had their say on some embarrassing comments made yesterday