When Motherwell and Hibernian meet, a flurry of goals usually follows.
Hibs boss Pat Fenlon would rather not see the trend that has seen 36 goals fly in during the last eight matches between the side – including an astonishing 6-6 thriller in May 2010.
However the Irish boss of the Edinburgh side admits that manager’s will take any number of goals as long as they come away with three points at the end.
Fenlon said: “Hopefully that won’t continue, it’s not good for the nerves. If you come out on top then most managers will take it though.
“We’re obviously disappointed with the goals we lost last week and that’s something we’ve got to work on.
“We need to make teams work harder for the goals they are scoring against us.
“If you get three points you can live with a lot of stuff but we’ve got to make sure we don’t concede as easy goals as we did.”
The Easter Road men face Well on Friday night at Fir Park. The early weekend fixture is one that Fenlon is used to from his time in the League of Ireland and he likes the experience.
He said: “We played a lot on Friday night in Ireland so it’s something I’m used to.
“I think the players will enjoy it as well and the supporters do. I’ve spoken with a few of them and it’s the end of a hard week for them.
“Under the lights always makes for a good atmosphere do we’re looking forward to it.”
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