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THUMPED 7-2 BY DONS, BUT MOTHERWELL SKIPPER STILL WARNS HIGH FLYING CELTS

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KEITH LASLEY is confident Motherwell can bounce back from their 7-2 thrashing at Aberdeen in midweek – and shock pacesetting Celtic at Parkhead tomorrow.

The Fir Park skipper said: “It was a bad night at Pittodrie. It is hard to take and will be until we come to the game on Saturday, which we will be prepared for.

“I know it is hard saying this in the wake of what happened at Aberdeen, but we still feel capable.

“It might be hard for our fans to listen to that and take that, but we still have belief in ourselves.

“We will go away and dust ourselves down. We have some big games before the split and we still feel capable of finishing in the top six.”

Mark McGhee’s side came so close to inflicting the first domestic defeat of the season on the Hoops back at the start of December.

They were leading 2-0 and 3-1 at home and were left devastated at the end when a last-minute Tom Rogic goal secured a remarkable comeback 4-3 victory for Brendan Rodgers’ runaways.

But midfielder Lasley added: “What gives us hope is that we have given them a game in recent times. We will back ourselves and we do inside our dressing room.

“I know how our fans will be feeling right now and I just ask them to stick with us. We believe we can still have a good end to the season.

“It doesn’t get any easier. Celtic are next, but we will get the heads up for that. We’ll come up with the best way forward. The manager is more than capable of doing that. He has certainly shown that in the past.

“It is going to be tough, of course, it is. Everyone finds it tough there and we are not any different – but that is football and anybody can win on any given day.”

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