JOSH Law believes new manager Ian Baraclough can help him and his Motherwell team-mates regain the positivity that has been missing for much of the season.
Baraclough led Motherwell to a 1-0 victory against 10-man St Mirren in his first match in charge and is looking to continue his winning start when he makes his Fir Park debut against Partick Thistle on Saturday.
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Law said: “He has given us certain stuff that he demands which is pressing high up the pitch and keeping possession.
“Obviously it’s not going to happen straight away but there were signs on Saturday that it was happening, but it can be difficult playing against 10 men because they sit deep.
“But in training a lot of work has been about quick play and pressing and it’s been going well.
“He’s a really positive guy and he keeps telling us to be positive ourselves and get behind our team-mates.”
Law got off to a flying start to his Motherwell career with two goals in the first 20 minutes of his debut against Icelandic side Stjarnan. But the team lost a lead three times in the tie to exit the Europa League and the blow seemed to carry forward into a poor domestic season.
But the 25-year-old hopes they can now look up the way after they moved further away from the bottom two on Saturday.
“Obviously it’s been a difficult season for us all, and when you’re a new player coming into a team that finished second last season then you are going to feel a bit down that you are down there,” said Law, a summer signing from Alfreton Town.
“But I feel over the last month or so my form has been coming back to me a little and I am starting to settle down a lot more and hopefully I can just keep getting better from here.”
Law set up John Sutton’s goal against St Mirren after overlapping from right-back, where he was moved to at half-time from his normal midfield role.
“I have played there before, I played there for a full season when I was younger,” he said.
“You can see play build up from behind the ball so you know when to make your runs and I enjoy the position.”
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