UNDER-FIRE Motherwell boss Mark McGhee insists he won’t quit – despite fans turning on him during yesterday’s 5-1 flop at home to Dundee.

A section of the support left Fir Park at half-time – with the club already four goals adrift – to show their anger at the team boss.
They then demonstrated outside the ground for an hour after the match and held a banner with the slogan: “Get McGhee Out Now”.

The band of around 100 also chanted derision at the gaffer, but the Scotland No.2 is adamant he wants to stay in charge.

McGhee, who was forced to field a youthful defence due to injuries, said: “I understand the fans’ frustrations, but they have to be realistic.

“The back four couldn’t cope with Dundee. In the second-half, we showed it wasn’t about spirit, but there were psychological issues and we weren’t strong enough to cope.

“I understand what the supporters are saying and I’m not arrogant enough to think I’m immortal – that’s 7-2 to Aberdeen and now 5-1 to Dundee.

“There is pressure, but it doesn’t change my desire to do the job.”

The Fir Park chief had to play Jack McMillan, 19, and Zak Jules, 20, at the back four alongside Joe Chalmers and Ben Heneghan who are just 23.

He added: “In the absence of Richard Tait, Stephen McManus and Stevie Hammell, those were the players we had.

“We didn’t cope physically. Marcus Haber bullied them. It brought home how much we missed the experienced lads.”

It has been a tough week for McGhee who also faces a five-match ban following a bust-up with fourth official John McKendrick after being ordered from the dug-out during the punding at Pittodrie.


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