McCall not getting carried away
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is keeping his feet on the ground despite his team being level on points with Rangers.
Last Updated: 29/08/11 4:15pm
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall is keeping his feet on the ground despite his team being level on points with champions Rangers at the top of the table in the Scottish Premier League.
McCall's side defeated Dunfermline Athletic 4-2 away from home on Saturday and have collected 13 points from five matches, the same amount as Rangers.
However, the 47-year-old is not getting carried away and also underlines the importance of not letting his best players leave in the final days of the summer transfer window, especially Jamie Murphy and Chris Humphrey.
"We've had no enquiries (about the duo)," said McCall. "You never know what's in the wings but I would be hopeful we would have the same group to Christmas anyway and it gives us a little chance, not to solidify where we are because we are never going to be top of the league, but to keep our good run going and hopefully keep us in the top six.
"That's what our aim was at the beginning of the season, we have got to keep on getting results to keep us up there.
"Top of the league is nice for supporters and the players might get a little more bonus money, but it was just an important win for us because we have got Dunfermline squeezed between the Old Firm games.
"We go to Parkhead (to face Celtic in September) and that is obviously a very, very difficult place to get anything so it was important that we got something, and being three points, I'm delighted."