First Team

Decision making costly

26th August 2017

Jon Daly can't fault his players' effort in Motherwell defeat but says better decision making needed in final third.

Jon Daly says he can’t fault his team’s workrate but insists they need to show more quality to win games of football.

The Jambos were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Motherwell at Fir Park and the interim head coach believes key decision making was his side’s downfall.

Speaking to the press after the match, he said: “You can’t fault the workrate but that’s not enough to win games of football.

“You need to have that quality, which we have, we have more than enough quality in the team, good quality on the bench to come on, but on the day our decision making let us down, especially in the final third where the game is won and lost.

“We didn’t win enough first contacts, we didn’t win enough second balls which then turns the game into a game that Motherwell want to play.

“The times that we looked good today were the times that we passed the ball, switched the play and we got ourselves up the park.

“When we got up the park we just lacked that quality in the final third where we maybe made the wrong decision, or the wrong the pass or the wrong shot.

“It’s disappointing. They’ve worked just as hard today as they have in any other game for us so we can’t fault them for that.”