LIAM GRIMSHAW says that Motherwell will stick to their attacking principles despite shipping five goals to Celtic on Saturday.

The Steelmen came out the traps quickly at Fir Park at the weekend, taking the lead through Liam Donnelly before being picked off by the rampant visitors.

But Grimshaw says that if Motherwell play as they did at the weekend as the season goes on they will win more than they lose, and he is adamant they will stay on the offensive.

“We’re trying to play a certain brand of football,” Grimshaw said.

“It’s one thing doing that against Celtic, but against other teams it might be easier for us and we might score a couple of early goals rather than just the one.

“That is what we are trying to do, we will stick to it, and hopefully we’ll keep improving.

“If we play like that every week with that intensity, then I think we’ve every chance of improving on our position from last season, certainly.

“There’s loads of positives to take from the game. It’s Celtic at the end of the day, isn’t it? It was always going to be a tough game.

“I think [the result] was a bit harsh really. Certainly for the first 40 minutes we played really well.

“We probably put a lot of energy into it, and when they scored the second it came at a bad time really.

“In the second half we were still in it at 2-1 though, but the game got a bit stretched and they have got quality and pace on the break.

“It ended up fizzling out a bit for us, but I think we can take positives from the first half especially.”

“But like I said, there were good things to take from it and obviously lessons to be learned, so hopefully we can put that into practice against Hearts.”