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Shields nets first goal for Steelmen


Coatbridge star Connor Shields netted his first goal for Motherwell on Saturday and says putting the hours in during the internatio­nal break helped them dump 10-man Hearts 2-0.

Shields’effort was also his debut Premiershi­p following his summer switch from

Queen of the South.

The former St Ambrose High School pupil said:“it was good, I thought we were brilliant from the first minute.

“They didn’t really get a chance to get it down and play. We kept them high pressed in their own half and it was a brilliant performanc­e.

“I think that’s because we prepared so well. We worked hard last week; with there being no game due to the internatio­nals we worked on a lot of stuff that we put into today and you could see that, because we played brilliantl­y right from the first whistle.”

Shields’goal came as‘well boss Graham Alexander revealed the player had asked for a loan move.

Alexander said:“we had a conversati­on a few weeks ago when he was maybe looking to possibly go out on loan, but I told him he was going nowhere – he will score goals for us in the Premiershi­p.”

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Connor Shields Off the mark

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