CARL MCHUGH reckons Stephen Robinson’s work ethic feeds through his Motherwell squad as the Steelmen look to go from strength to strength under the Northern Irishman.

Robinson has the chance to celebrate his one-year anniversary at Fir Park in style when his side host Aberdeen this evening.

Motherwell endured a frustrating end to 2017 as they lost the League Cup final to Celtic and slid down the Premiership standings.

But wins over St Johnstone and Dundee in recent weeks have kept alive their ambitions of a top six finish, while they also have a Scottish Cup clash with Hearts to come this weekend.

And midfielder McHugh admits the spirit in Fir Park camp has been a key part of Robinson’s blueprint once again this term.

He said: “The manager has turned the club around and he has brought a freshness to us.

“We have an identity since he came in and we know what we are about now.

“We are challenging to get into the top six, we have made a cup final and are in the quarter-final of another so we have made great strides under him.

“He organises us well and everyone knows their job, he has a great attention to detail and his man management is superb.

“We have a unity about us now and everyone works hard for each other. We have no big egos and that is a great thing to have.

“We enjoy coming to work, we have all been in bad dressing rooms before, so that makes such a difference knowing the guy beside you will work as hard as you.

“He doesn’t let you take your foot off the gas and there is a standard at training. The team is more important than any individual.

“Since the break we have lost Louis Moult but we have come back and done well again and brought in guys who have done well for us.

“Look at the likes of Cedric Kipre, it is his first season and he has been unbelievable.

“The gaffer brings in good characters and people who want to progress their careers and that is one of his strengths.”