Couldn't really be arsed coming on before now Bertie, feeling a bit meh about our lack of a goal threat up front as it's the same old same old every week now. We all know we're going to struggle till Hardie is back and KM wont change anything, he'll continue to play himself and LM from the start and LM will end up being left up front by himself. LM does exactly what we know he will do, wins headers and knocks them down...………………………………..but nobody plays alongside him to get on the end of them. So frustrating, then LM goes off and Hamilton comes on and he gets left up front by himself. LM HAS TO PLAY ALONGSIDE HAMILTON or nothing is going to change, at least give it a go because right now all we do is repeat the same pattern as the previous game and it is bloody annoying having to watch us struggle every week.
Bit pissed off that we didn't use this cup game to try that partnership up front today, it was the perfect opportunity to give it a go and see how they did, the league is far more important than the cup and if it worked then we could've done the same in the league.
Right that's me got that off my chest i'll talk about the game.
Good first half, end to end stuff, Lawless hit a cracking dipping shot that looked like it was in the top corner but it hit the bar, then Motherwell went up the pitch and almost scored too. Then KM hit a long range shot that was dipping just under the bar but the keeper finger tipped it over the bar. Kelly made 4 or 5 cracking saves and had a superb game but we got cut open with a ball along our 6 yard box which was stuck away, we had a similar effort but somehow missed it, in fact that was the story of the game, we had chances, they had chances, they stuck one of theirs in.
Basically we just weren't as good as them in the final third and it'll be like that till Hardie gets back playing or we sign another striker, and/or KM plays 2 up front.
It's a cup game so no biggie if we learn lessons, doubt we will though so i'm pinning all my hopes on Ryan Hardie who will be back ready to play in a couple of weeks. We are competing with the likes of Motherwell and Killie but we could be beating them if we had more of a goal threat from our strikers.