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'Motherwell can't dwell on Aberdeen loss in race for top six'

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There’s a common belief among Motherwell fans that if a team is in need of a result, they will get it against the Fir Park side.

Proof of that came on Saturday as managerless Aberdeen, without a league win in 11 games, left Lanarkshire with all three points. It ended Motherwell’s recent winning streak, and perhaps their hope of getting into the top six.

That was always a tall order, but it now looks fairly improbable. They are now six points adrift of Hibs in sixth, and still have to play St Mirren, Dundee and Hibernian before the split.

VAR once again played a part in the Aberdeen defeat, and Stuart Kettlewell couldn’t hide his annoyance.

Motherwell had a goal disallowed for a handball in the build-up, and were denied a possible penalty in the dying minutes. It was the inconsistencies of the decisions that really irked the Motherwell boss.

But the players and coaching staff can’t allow that feeling of injustice to fester. Between now and their trip to Paisley, he’ll need to have them focused again, drawing on the positives from their results before the Aberdeen defeat.

Apart from the result, there were plenty good points to take. Motherwell created chances, they worked the Dons defence; they’ll need to do the same against their next three opponents - three clubs all above them in the Premiership with so much to play for.

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