Graham Alexander praised the role of Rovers loanee Tyler Magloire in helping his side to a welcome clean sheet.

Motherwell had shipped seven goals in home defeats to Hamilton and St Johnstone, but held St Mirren to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night to remain in ninth place.

Magloire kept his place from the St Johnstone defeat, with Alexander delighted with the 22-year-old’s contribution to the clean sheet.

The Rovers Academy graduate played 10 times on loan for Hartlepool during a two-month loan spell earlier in the season before securing a deadline day move to the Scottish Premiership side.

And Alexander said after the stalemate: “We have had a lot of criticism and rightly so. We had to stand up and take responsibility for that because it was us who let ourselves down and let everyone down. But we certainly gave an answer.

“Tyler Magloire in his second start, I thought he was unbelievable. I could go through the whole team and sing their praises because I thought they were magnificent.

“We will only let ourselves down and everyone connected with the club if we come off that commitment and endeavour and energy.”

Hayden Carter meanwhile has made an impressive start to life at Burton Albion. The Brewers had won just two matches prior to the Rovers youngster signing on loan, the 21-year-old scoring on his debut in a win at Gillingham.

They have now won four of their six matches and while they remain bottom of the table, they have moved within three points of safety, with games in games.

Shrewsbury Town have also enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since the signing of Harry Chapman, the winger having scored four times in seven appearances, with the Shrews winning all three matches in which he’s found the back of net.

Joe Grayson has played three times for Oxford United since his move, but is still waiting for his first start, as is Jack Vale at fellow League One side Rochdale.

Magloire has also won praise from his defensive partner Ricki Lamie who told the Daily Record: “Tyler has been great. He’s come in and he’s got a great attitude with great attributes.

“I’m not vastly experienced myself but I’ve played enough games to try keep him right and he’s been brilliant.

“He’s started in difficult circumstances in the last two games but he showed his attributes and his reading of the game.”