Motherwell boss praises striker John Sutton after beating County

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall hailed the impact of striker John Sutton in the home win against Ross County.

Sutton, in his second spell at Fir Park, fired a double as Well came back from a goal down to win 3-1.

"He is good in the dressing room, he is popular, and if you give him the service, he will score goals," said McCall.

"And not only that, he is a handful. Everyone looked at big [Michael] Higdon as a handful and Sutty is the same."

Melvin De Leeuw's heavily deflected strike put County in front at half-time.

But a header then a well taken strike by Englishman Sutton turned the match around. And substitute Bob McHugh made the points safe with a third.

McCall said he was delighted with Sutton's goals following his two-year stint at Hearts.

"I have always liked big Sutty," McCall said. "I was disappointed to lose him but I understood totally when he left.

"Once I realised he was going to be up for grabs and we lost Higdon, it was a no-brainer for me."

The win sees Motherwell just three points behind league leaders Inverness CT.