Motherwell interim coach Keith Lasley concedes a 3-0 thrashing at Hamilton did lessen his odds for getting the long-term vocation
However, the previous Fir Park midfielder is hopeful the Lanarkshire derby misfortune won't govern him out of his job.
Goals right off the bat in every half from Lee Hodson and Ross Callachan left the Dossers helpless while Callum Smith's header was his first goal for the club.
Motherwell descended to the eleventh spot in the ScottishPremiership
, sharing the position with Ross County by 17 points, as Hamilton hopped off the base of the table.
gets an opportunity to show he can take Motherwell towards success after Stephen Robinson abdicated on Wednesday night yet their spell without a victory extended to 10 matches.
When asked about his own anticipations, he said:
“I don’t think it helps, there’s no doubt about that. I’m going to be honest enough to say that. But I hope it’s not the defining factor.
“I don’t really want to speak too much about the longer term because my thoughts really are on the short term.
“I’m more gutted for the fans and everybody connected with the club to be honest. It has been a difficult week.
“I have been here a long time, my feeling for the club is just so strong and I’m really angry and gutted about that today.
“That’s all I want to say on that. Things that are going to happen further down the line, that will happen.
“My main concern is turning this round in the short term and giving our fans something to be proud of.”
had opportunities in the first 45 minutes but they lost concentration in the second half and were unable to turn the tide.
“I have been at this club a long time and it’s a difficult afternoon,” Lasley said. “But on saying that it’s up to me at the moment to drive this club forward as best I can, certainly in the interim, and I plan on doing that.
“We are gutted. We have had a couple of days to work with the players and pick them up. It’s been a difficult week but we need better than that, that’s the bottom line.
“We had a couple of chances, particularly Tony Watt’s early in the game, where if you get in front things could be different.
“But it’s something we have struggled with all season, once we’ve gone behind, in terms of punching back. That gets to me, not having that ability to fight back.
“Certainly since I’ve been at this football club, it’s something we have always had the ability to do, fight and overcome adversity. That’s just not quite happening at the moment.”