• STV
  • MySTV

Wright: I hope St Johnstone players are ready for a scrap

The manager was "extremely disappointed" with the 2-0 defeat at Motherwell.

Unhappy: Wright couldn't understand his side's decline.
Unhappy: Wright couldn't understand his side's decline. SNS Group

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has warned his players that they need to show fighting spirit after a 2-0 defeat at Motherwell left them "in a scrap".

Second-half goals from Allan Campbell and Curtis Main saw Motherwell take three points and left the visitors without a league win since December 9.

The Perth side are six points from the top half of the league but the same margin separates them and bottom side Ross County, though Wright's team have two games in hand.

The manager said his players had to be aware of the position they are in.

"We're in a scrap," he said. "I hope they are ready for it.

"I told them to forget about top six. We don't talk about top six but we will forget about it. All we have got to do is concentrate on winning the next game.

"We asked the players how they could go from the start they made to how they played in the second half but they didn't have too many answers.

"We allowed them to get on the front foot because we didn't do the basics and I am extremely disappointed.

"It is nearly beyond belief how they can go from what they did in the first half to what they did in the second."

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson revealed that Curtis Main, who has scored four goals in six matches since joining the club in January, was unhappy at not adding more goals to his record.

"He's not happy with himself, he's beating himself up that he should have had more goals," he said.

"He probably should have done, he hit the crossbar and had a couple of chances he expected to score. But that's good, that's the standards we want."

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on it's website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.