Graham Alexander believes Motherwell’s resurgence below new supervisor Stuart Kettlewell has saved them from relegation, whereas he can’t see any workforce beating Celtic earlier than the top of the season.
The Fir Park aspect are unbeaten of their 4 video games below Kettlewell – received three and drawn one – and have moved as much as ninth within the Scottish Premiership.
Dundee United are backside of the desk and sit 4 factors behind Kilmarnock and Ross County and 10 behind Motherwell.
Alexander, who left the Lanarkshire membership on the eve of the brand new league season, instructed Sky Sports activities Information he has been impressed at their turnaround.
“Stuart has are available and he is been in a position to see what was flawed fairly rapidly as a result of he was on the membership anyway,” he stated of the membership’s former lead growth coach.
“The three wins have been huge as a result of it’s extremely tough if you’re in that place to place a run of outcomes collectively.
“I feel the hole that is appeared between them and the underside three is large enough to be protected.
“I do know they’re going to nonetheless should win some video games however I feel it is between the underside three.
Are Celtic unstoppable?
Celtic maintained their nine-point lead on the prime of the league on Sunday with a 5-1 win at St Mirren, per week after beating Rangers to retain the Viaplay Cup with a 2-1 at Hampden Park.
The Buddies are the one aspect to have crushed Ange Postecoglou’s males domestically this season, one thing Graham Alexander can’t see being repeated.
“It is laborious to take a look at their file, 25 wins out of 27 league video games, and suppose that is going to halt anytime quickly,” the previous Scotland defender added.
“I do not suppose anybody who has seen Celtic play over a constant interval can say they will drop their type and lose factors. It seems to be extraordinarily tough for anybody to catch them.
“Throughout my 18 months at Motherwell, they have been the one workforce we could not get factors in opposition to. We drew with Rangers 3 times and we beat everybody else, however Celtic have been those that we could not discover a approach.
“We pressed them actually laborious, we sat actually deep, we performed mid-block however they’ve the people to transcend techniques.
“You may defend deep, you possibly can press them however they have these good one-v-one gamers that may break traces, play in tight areas and finally win video games.”
Saturday March 18: Motherwell vs Rangers, kick-off 12.30pm
Sunday April 2: Ross County vs Celtic, kick-off 12pm
Saturday April 8: Celtic vs Rangers, kick-off 12.30pm
Sunday April 9: Dundee United vs Hibernian, kick-off 12pm
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