Stuart Kettlewell has revealed he was surprised by Philippe Clement's comments over an injury to Ross McCausland.

The Motherwell boss was blindsided when quizzed on Clement's "kicked off the pitch" verdict following Dan Casey's challenge on the Ibrox winger.

McCausland was forced off after 34 minutes following the tackle but Casey was not penalised for the tackle by referee Alan Muir.

“Everybody has got their own opinion. I don’t see it as kicked off the pitch as such," said Kettlewell who led Motherwell to a historic first league win at Ibrox since 1997.

“I’ve not seen a replay of the incident but at the time it was very close to me and Dan Casey looked 60-40 favourite, or maybe even more than that, to come through and get the ball.

“At the time I wasn’t seeing anything. The referee doesn’t even book him so it doesn’t look as if there was a foul. He was first man to the ball clearly so I’m a wee bit surprised [by Clement’s comments].”

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On his side's triumph in Glasgow, Kettlewell added: “We were asked plenty of questions, we were put under the cosh.

“We had to go into what I call emergency defending in the dying embers. We know that you are going to have to go through all that to get something here – you are going to have to suffer. Of that there is no question.

“When you come here that idea of just sitting in is never going to work. You need to carry a threat on the other side. That is what pleases me most.”