Declan Gallagher dropped out of the team which protected Motherwell’s second successive win. Motherwell manager Graham Alexander is hopeful skipper Declan Gallagher will be back soon from injury.

Gallagher left of the team which secured Motherwell’s 2nd successive win.

Steven Lawless was also missing out on from the squad too beat Dundee United 2-1 to move 6 points off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership.

Alexander, whose team travel to Celtic Park on Saturday, stated: “Steven Lawless felt his knee in training. He has had a scan and it’s not going to be too long, a number of weeks.

” Dec has actually had a scan on a muscle injury and we are waiting on the results. Touch wood, it doesn’t appear too major so we are hoping that will be quite quickly also.

” We are going to get this. I believe Covid has been extremely difficult for all football clubs to keep gamers’ levels of fitness up and these injuries occur.

” Hopefully it does not harm us excessive however Ricki (Lamie) actioned in and we won the game so fair play to the players who have actually been waiting for their chance.”

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