Robinson feels no need to reassure Well players
Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson feels no need to address his players over ongoing speculation surrounding his future.
The former Northern Ireland assistant manager is among the favourites to take over at both Hearts and Hibernian and there could be further speculation on the way after Michael O’Neill was targeted by Stoke.
Robinson, who was O’Neill’s Northern Ireland assistant at Euro 2016, has Motherwell sitting in third place in the Ladbrokes Premiership and led them to two cup finals in his first full season.
His players brushed off the speculation over the Hearts role to beat
Livingston last Saturday and Robinson has not sat them down to offer any reassurances after Hibs joined their Edinburgh rivals in searching for a new boss.
“I don’t think I need to do that,” the 44-year-old said. “It’s all speculation. I am concentrating solely on Motherwell and a big game on Sunday to try and stay in the position we are in.
“I don’t think there is any need to address that.
“I am more focused on Celtic’s threats and how we can expose Celtic and try and get a result.
“It’s hard enough trying to beat Celtic without worrying about anything else and hypothetical questions.
“Me and the players have stayed solely focused and not let it detract from our attention of trying to get a result on Sunday.
“We are doing well, players are getting international recognition.
“We are sitting third in the table with a fantastic game at Celtic Park on Sunday.
“So I don’t need to deal with any of that.
“I just concentrate on what’s in front of me.”
Well’s Stephen Robinson