Stephen Robinson says Motherwell are ready for Aberdeen test

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson says he is confident his side can produce a strong finish to the season and is targeting success in the Scottish Cup.

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson is feeling positive ahead of Wednesday’s Sky Live game with Aberdeen.

Robinson celebrates a year in charge at Fir Park on the day of the match – 50 games in charge in total – since taking over from Mark McGhee.

The Steelmen are on a decent run of form and lie seventh in the Scottish Premiership table going into their meeting with the Dons.

“We’ve got a decent record against Aberdeen but Derek [McInnes] will have them well prepared and it will be a tough game,” Robinson told Sky Sports News.

“But we are in decent form and have won five out of our nine games since the [mid-winter break].

“A lot of our games are at home and we are in the quarter-finals of the [Scottish] Cup, so we are confident going into each game.

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“We beat Aberdeen and Rangers on our way to the last final [Scottish League Cup] and to get to finals you have to play the better teams, so we don’t fear anybody.

“We can beat anyone on our day, especially at home, where we have a very good record.”

Asked how things had changed in the year he has been in charge of Well, Robinson added: “I looked like Elvis before I took the job, I had jet black [hair]!

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“It’s been enjoyable, it’s a very good football club.

“We’ve been relatively successful with what we’ve done, we’ve turned the whole squad around on a small budget.

“We know what we aim to do at the start of every season and we aim to stay in this division. That is first and foremost.

“Any type of cup run or a top-six finish is a bonus for us.”