Motherwell manager Stuart McCall happy about clean sheet

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall

Stuart McCall was pleased that his Motherwell team delivered a clean sheet against Partick Thistle after recent defeats by Aberdeen and Inverness.

John Sutton's first goal since rejoining Motherwell gave the Steelmen a 1-0 home win over the Jags as they survived a late onslaught.

"It was important after losing five goals in the last two games that we got a clean sheet," said McCall.

"We have won 50% of our games, two out of four, and that's not a bad record."

McCall told BBC Scotland: "I thought when they put the pressure on in the latter stages of the game we got great blocks in.

"In the end our goalie has not had a lot to do.

"We can play better but it will certainly give us a little boost going into next Saturday's home game against Kilmarnock.

"If we'd got the second goal we could have killed it, but we didn't, and when it's 1-0 a team is always going to have a go.

"They had a right go in the last 20 minutes but over the piece I think we deserved to win."

Of the Motherwell players, Henri Anier, James McFadden and Sutton caught the eye but McCall is still looking to add to his squad before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

"I think we need a bit of width and a bit of pace, but at times Zaine [Francis-Angol] gives us that, Henri going in behind gives us that, but we need someone to give us a different dimension.

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"We were having to play Fraser Kerr up on the right because he's pacy but he's not a forward.

"It's been frustrating, the last 10 days. We've been knocked back by a few, but we'll be hopeful of adding somebody before the window closes."

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