Maguire steps up for debut
Teenager Barry Maguire was delighted to make his debut for Motherwell on Saturday.
And his confident performance aligned with the Steelmen’s growing injury list could see him make his second senior performance in one of the club’s biggest games in recent years.
Speaking after the game to Motherwell FC TV 19-year-old Maguire said:“It’s a very big point and I’m obviously glad at how things have turned out.
“I’m glad to finally make my debut to be honest.
“Now its just keep my head down and focus on the next game.
“Obviously it’s a the semi-final so we hope for the best.
Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson was over the moon with the youngsters performance and said he’d have no problem with throwing him in at the deep end at Hampden on Saturday:
Robinson said:“I earmarked Barry as a player I thought could come in to the first team.
“It was just about picking the time to do so with our young players.
“But we’ve gained a player. He has put himself in the frame for this weekend as well.”
Maguire’s chances of lining up at Hampden will hinge on the recovery of Charles Dunne and Andy Rose.
Allan Campbell and Nadir Ciftci also face a race to be fit while skipper Carl McHugh is suspended for the tie.