Humphrey doubtful for Euro clash

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Chris Humphrey could miss Motherwell's midweek clash with Panathinaikos
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Chris Humphrey could miss Motherwell's midweek clash with Panathinaikos

Motherwell winger Chris Humphrey is a doubt for the Champions League clash against Panathinaikos after experiencing a hamstring problem during a goalless draw against Ross County.

The Jamaica international came off with 20 minutes left of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League opener at Dingwall. Motherwell travel to Athens for Wednesday's third qualifying round second leg 2-0 down and again lacked a cutting edge today as they were held by a solid County side who stretched their unbeaten league run to 35 games.

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall said: "Humphrey came off with a bit of a hamstring problem. He hasn't pulled it but he will be a doubt for Athens."

Omar Daley started on the opposite flank to Humphrey and could be in line to feature in the Olympic Stadium, but Motherwell lacked creativity in the final third at the Global Energy Stadium despite dominating possession.

Michael Higdon headed over from close range just before the break but County otherwise restricted their opponents and occasionally threatened with set-pieces themselves.

Manager Derek Adams declared himself "delighted" with the point on their SPL debut.

"I thought we coped with Motherwell very well, a team that came off a Champions League game with Panathinaikos," he added.

"They are quick on the wings and direct. I'm delighted to keep our 35-game unbeaten run going. We are happy.

"Motherwell started well and kept good possession. They didn't open us up and that was important.

"It was a difficult occasion for us, our first game in the SPL, but we coped well and we are delighted to get the day over and done with and a point on the board."

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