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Motherwell coach set to appeal against Liam Polworth's red card

Saturday23 January 2021 | 21:02
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Motherwell head coach Graham Alexander says they will plea against the Liam Polworth's sent-off in his side's 2-0 thrashing by Aberdeen – if it is conceivable.

Polworth received a red card for utilizing foul and insulting language only three minutes into the second half, following a dissent with Lewis Ferguson, while his side were already behind with Tommie Hoban's back-post header. 

Motherwell

fought dauntlessly; however, the Dons' Andy Considine secured the three points with a close-range goal.

Alexander said:

“He did swear, he admits that, but I don’t think he was the only person who swore today. He says it was at the player who fouled him, so we will try to appeal it if we feel that we have grounds.

“I thought my team were superb today. We were a real good team today, and all we’re trying to focus on is what we can control. That’s our performance, our work ethic and our discipline as a team.

“I thought we deserved to be at least level pegging at half-time. We could have had a couple of goals from open play.

“It would have been easy to feel sorry for ourselves but we tried to continue to keep attacking players on the field and we did well in everything under our control. We can’t do anything about anything else.”

Aberdeen

manager Derek McInnes was satisfied to see his side ricochet back from their loss to Ross County a week ago.

“I thought we were good. It was important after a disappointing performance last week." said the 49-year-old coach.

“We always aim to respond in the right manner. It was making sure we were robust and aggressive enough in our defensive work as has been the case this season and I think we did that.

“The sending-off makes things a bit more straightforward and I thought we used the width of the pitch well.”

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