Richard Tait has revealed that Motherwell are taking a leaf out of the Rangers songbook when it comes to the Ibrox club’s opinion of his side; if Rangers don’t like them, they don’t care.

The tireless wing-back was outstanding as Stephen Robinson’s men claimed another three points on the road against Dundee on Wednesday night, on the same evening that Fabio Cardoso had pop at the Steelmen in the Rangers programme.

The Portuguese defender compared the Fir Park men to wrestlers, but Tait values actions on the field far more than any sniping from the sidelines.

“That’s obviously his opinion on our football club and our team and if he wants to have that opinion, that’s fine,” said Tait.

“We’ll just crack on with what we’re doing and worry about ourselves, and that’s it.

“We are playing the football that we want to play and if anyone else wants to get concerned about our style then that’s fine, they can talk about it. But we are happy doing what we are doing so we’ll just concentrate on ourselves and no one else.”

Tait can’t quite believe the turnaround in Motherwell’s fortunes so far this season, after the side struggled to avoid relegation in his first campaign with the club.

Not only are Robinson’s side through to the Betfred Cup final after Sunday's win over Rangers, but they are also up to third place in the Premiership table after their victory at Dens Park.

“It’s still early in the season, so we’re not getting carried away with being in third just now,” he said.

“I know it’s a cliché, but we’re just looking forward to getting on to the next game and see where we can go from there.

“It’s been a huge contrast to last year. It was difficult being down there fighting and scrapping away at the bottom, so it’s a nice change to be up there and winning matches, and long may that continue.

“The gaffer has come in and has been brilliant. He’s got his ideas across and the boys have really put the work in on the training field.

“He’s very meticulous with things like set-pieces, and we’re all taking it on board.

“At the minute it’s all working, so it’s great, and we’ll carry on with what we’re doing.”

Tait says that the bond between the Motherwell players is key to their remarkable form.

“It’s absolutely massive,” he said. “We had a real difficult game at Dundee and they put us under a lot of pressure, especially in the second half.

“But the fact we dug it out shows our spirit and that all of the boys are really, really together.

“Everyone was pushing each other on to keep going and keep fighting for the points. People were picking each other up and urging them to go again.

“It shows we have a great team spirit and we’re all pulling in the same direction.”

Of all the impressive qualities of this Motherwell team of late, it was their striking strength in depth that was most evident in the win over Neil McCann’s men during the week.

And Tait believes the forthcoming date with Celtic at Hampden is keeping everyone at the club on their toes.

“Everyone knows that when they get that shirt they have to keep it,” he said.

“Elliott Frear came in at Dundee and was fantastic, Craig Tanner was great, big Alex Fisher never stops running and just sprints everywhere, he has one pace that boy.

“Everyone who came in for the game were really ready to go and play, try and get that shirt and keep it.

“That competition will only intensify the nearer we get to the cup final. Obviously, it’s quite a while away yet but I’m sure it’s in the back of people’s minds that they want to be in that starting line-up.

“So that’s another little motivation that we can use to drive each other on and push on in the league up until then.”