Per­fect Cup show­ing

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Mother­well gaffer Stephen Robin­son was de­lighted with his side’s all-round team per­for­mance as they bat­tled past Dundee into the next round.

“We did the sim­ple things very well,” he said.“We played most of the game in their half of the pitch and then played some very at­trac­tive foot­ball.

“It was a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance. The for­ward boys were a real threat all af­ter­noon. Nads, Cur­tis and Tanner all did well.

“Saves like Trevor Car­son’s (at 1- 0) and de­fen­sive per­for­mances like Charles Dunne’s, all that needs to come to­gether to win foot­ball matches. Every player on the pitch was very good.”

Robin­son was pleased Ciftci re­fused to get drawn into an on­go­ing bat­tle with Dundee’s de­fence, but is still hop­ing for a higher work-rate from him and goalscorer Craig Tanner.

He said:“Tanner’s record when he starts, he scores a lot of goals. I still think he can work harder and we can get more out of him. That’s tes­ta­ment to him be­cause he’s scor­ing a lot and cre­at­ing a lot of goals.

“Same as Nadir. If we get those two work­ing even harder then who knows where that can take us.

“Nadir was in­volved in ev­ery­thing be­cause he was hold­ing the ball up for us, he was tak­ing a lot of pres­sure off us.

“His tal­ent is un­ques­tion­able, I think you saw to­day his at­ti­tude was ex­cel­lent as well. He didn’t get in­volved with any­thing.”

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