TIME TO WORK

Camp­bell knows Steel­men must do bet­ter

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Mother­well mid­field bat­tler Al­lan Camp­bell ad­mits it’s not been plain sail­ing for the Steel­men this sea­son.

The club went for long spells with­out a win early on in the cam­paign, los­ing a num­ber of play­ers to in­jury in the process.

That left them per­ilously close to be­ing dragged into a rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle with ri­vals Hamil­ton, St Mirren and Dundee.

Their win over the Ac­cies at New Dou­glas Park in the last game be­fore the win­ter break eased the pres­sure on Stephen Robin­son’s men.

But Camp­bell ad­mits there is still plenty of work to do if Mother­well want to chal­lenge for the top six this sea­son.

Camp­bell, 20, said: “There is a mil­lion per cent room for im­prove­ment.

“The league’s not gone as well as we’d planned but you have to dig deep and get per­for­mances for the fans.

“We need to dig deep as a team, work hard and come back af­ter the break and work our way up. “We know we need to do bet­ter.” Camp­bell ad­mit­ted it was sad to see for­mer team­mates Andy Rose and striker Ryan Bow­man both mov­ing on to pas­tures new.

But he is cer­tain the club will act quickly to re­place them, with for­mer club favourite and Scot­land in­ter­na­tional Ross Mccor­mack hav­ing joined on loan from As­ton Villa along­side promis­ing Not­ting­ham For­est winger Gboly Ariy­ibi.

He said: “I’m gut­ted to see Rose and Bow­man go, they’re two good mates of mine.

“Rosie is a great guy. He was great around the place and his per­for­mances have been bril­liant.

“He’ll be a big miss but I’m sure the gaffer and the re­cruit­ment team will be work­ing hard to strengthen the squad.”

Mother­well’s first game back af­ter the win­ter break is a Scot­tish Cup fourth-round tie against Ross County on Jan­uary 19 at Fir Park.

Camp­bell is des­per­ate to fol­low up last sea­son’s run to the Scot­tish Cup fi­nal and get the club back to Ham­p­den.

He added: “The boys that were here last year seen what it did for the club, the fans, ev­ery­body.

“We’ll pre­pare well for it and try and put in an­other good per­for­mance for the fans.

“Ev­ery game is tough. It’s good we’ve got it at home and I’m sure we’ll go out and do well.”

Me a n w h i l e , English Championship side Leeds United look set to snap up promis­ing ‘Well tal­ent Stu­art Mck­instry in a deal that could even­tu­ally land the club £400,000.

Im­prove­ment needed Mother­well mid­fielder Al­lan Camp­bell

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