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Motherwell doesn't need a surgery - Alexander

Fri 08 January 2021 | 20:34

The Scottish coach believes that his team is facing many problems but does not need major changes.

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boss Graham Alexander has claimed that his side does not need to make significant changes to their squad but faces many problems.

The former Scotland boss was named to replace Stephen Robinson on Thursday and will take over for the first time on Saturday against St. Mirren. Motherwell has not won in his last ten games, and with a goal difference, he is higher than the bottom team of the table, namely Ross County. Alexander claims that there is no need for surgery in his team, but changes must be made.

He said: “When I spoke to people about the club, they didn’t believe there was a massive, massive problem.

“I think there are a couple of problems that we need to work out but I think it has been a team that has just been nearly there.

“So personally, sitting here, I don’t think it is major surgery and big overhauls and drastic action.”

Alexander then spoked about his talks with former Motherwell coach Robinson and said: “I spoke to Stephen Robinson as well before I took the job.

“My teams had played against his in England and I just wanted to get a feel of what the difference is.

“The fixture list is a big one because in England it is Saturday/Tuesday for six months of a year.

“He found he got more coaching time with the players here which he found to be brilliant.

“He said he couldn’t speak highly enough about the people, the club, the fans and the players as well. He just felt it was time for a change for everybody.

“He said for some reason it is not quite working at the moment and he knows I am a relatively experienced manager and have had success in England.

“You can see a club from the outside but speaking to someone who has been in here, working day in, day out, he was so complimentary about everyone.”

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