ALLAN CAMPBELL says that the Motherwell players have to stand up and be counted as they head to Hamilton for a Lanarkshire derby scrap this afternoon.

The Fir Park club are still reeling from manager Stephen Robinson's resignation following Wednesday night's defeat to Kilmarnock, with his assistant Keith Lasley leading the Steelmen across the Clyde.

And Campbell says that the underperforming players owe the club and the supporters a big performance after a season to forget so far.

"I’ve played in a few derbies and it’s always the same," Campbell said. "It’s always a scrap, always a fight.

“We need to be prepared for it, we need to stand up and be counted, and if we do it all together as a team then we can get a result.

“We need to put a performance in. We owe it to the fans and everyone watching. We need to get results and win games of football.

“It’s not good enough as a team, as a squad and for the fans. It’s disappointing and we just need to get together and make sure we put in a performance at the weekend.

“I don’t know what it is that’s missing, but we’re not winning games of football and that’s the only thing that matters.

“We need to win games. If the performances are alright it doesn’t mean anything if you’re not winning, so we need to get back to winning football games.

“That’s football, there’s highs and lows. We’ve not been good enough this year and that’s what has happened.

“We don’t win games. You are professionals and you want to win games, so there’s a lot of anger and frustration.

“Football games are won by scoring goals and not conceding, and we need to get better at both.

“Listen, it’s football, sometimes it goes for you and sometimes it doesn’t go for you, and you need to be strong.

“We’re professionals, we need to deal with it. We need to get together as a team and be ready to put on a performance for ourselves and for the fans on Saturday.”

Motherwell could go bottom of the Premiership should they lose at Hamilton and Ross County win against St Johnstone, but Campbell says they can only concentrate on the task at hand, which is to get a much-needed three points against Accies.

“I’m not even thinking about that," he said. "We just need to get a performance better than the Kilmarnock game and get a win.”