Motherwell boss Stuart McCall pleased with draw

Stuart McCall passes on instructions to substitute Bob McHugh
McCall made a few tactical changes but could not conjure up a goal at Fir Park

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall was content with a point after a second stalemate with Kilmarnock this season.

Both sides carved out good chances, with Killie keeper Anssi Jaakkola making a great double save to thwart Steve Jennings and Michael Higdon.

"We're fairly happy with a point," said McCall. "Kilmarnock caused us problems at times and it was an open game.

"We said before the game that the teams might cancel each other out because Kilmarnock work so hard as well."

Motherwell went into the game on the back of three successive Scottish Premier League wins and remain second in the table behind leaders Rangers.

"I thought we started really well and got in behind them to put balls across to create a few good chances," said McCall.

"But Kilmarnock have got good players and they came back into it.

"We probably had the best chance in the second half when their keeper saved from Jenno and made a great one from Higgy.

"Overall, it was a decent game of football, but unfortunately no goals.

"Our lads are disappointed, but we have no divine right to win games.

"We weren't at our best in certain areas, but we were strong and solid and, if you keep getting clean sheets, it gives you the basis to go on and win football games.

"When things aren't going well, you have to dig in and that's what we did.

"I think Kilmarnock will be a top-six side this season - on their day they are a very good side.

"We had some good passing movements, some nice dribbling and Kilmarnock had their moments in a freeflowing game.

"I'd have loved it to be 3-3 for the fans watching. But, when you've got two teams playing good football and committed to working hard, it can lead to a stalemate."

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