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Monday 10 Aug 2020
Boys Across the Water | Harry Robinson makes Motherwell debut

Northern Ireland under-21 midfielder Harry Robinson made his debut for Motherwell at the weekend as the Steelmen suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to newly-promoted Dundee United. 

The 19-year-old, who was signed by his father Stephen back in January following his release by Oldham Athletic, was used from the bench for the final 11 minutes of what was Motherwell’s second successive defeat of the new campaign. 

Speaking exclusively to irishfa.com Harry said: “I had a feeling I’d get on as we needed to go for it towards the end of the game and I’d played a lot in pre-season, so I was positive! 

“Pre-season has been good for me to get back to full fitness after a frustrating season last year,” he added.

“If I continue to get game time at club level it will hopefully lead to me getting back into the Northern Ireland under-21 squad and help them qualify for the Elite rounds this season.”

Goalkeeper Trevor Carson (pictured, below) started the game for Stephen Robinson’s side though midfielder Liam Donnelly missed out through injury. 

Elsewhere in the Scottish Premiership, Ross County maintained their 100 per cent record after Northern Ireland striker Billy Mckay scored he only goal of the game in their victory at home to Hamilton Academicals.

After the contest County boss Stuart Kettlewell heaped praise on the former Leicester City player who turns 32 in October. 

“You always feel that when you put him on the park he’ll get you goals,” declared Kettlewell. “He’s been terrific for us and his goal return will always be good if you can get him service into the box.”

Meanwhile, Steven Davis made his first appearance of the league campaign when he entered the fray for the final quarter of Rangers’ 3-0 home win over St Mirren at Ibrox, though winger Jordan Jones was an unused substitute. 

Finally, defender Ciaron Brown, who is on loan to Livingston from Cardiff City until January, made his first appearance of the season for his new club who went down 4-1 at home to early leaders Hibernian.