TIME TO WORK
Campbell knows Steelmen must do better
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.”
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Improvement needed Motherwell midfielder Allan Campbell