Higdon back on the goal trail

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Motherwell's Michael Higdon in action against Celtic last week
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Motherwell's Michael Higdon in action against Celtic last week

Motherwell striker Michael Higdon feels confident he can get back in goalscoring form after his rise to the top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League charts saw him named player of the month.

Higdon netted six goals in September, including a hat-trick against Inverness, to take Motherwell to the top of the table before last weekend's defeat by Celtic. Motherwell are looking to bounce back from successive 2-0 defeats against the Old Firm when they host Dundee United and Higdon aims to get back on the goal trail.

Higdon said: "I've been playing well and hopefully that will continue. I'm leading the scoring charts with seven goals, I'm very happy with that."

"The team have been playing well, minus the last two games, so all in all it's been a good start," he added.

"I feel like I can score in every game at the moment. I haven't scored in the last two games, which is disappointing, so I'm aiming to put that right.

"I've been on the other end of it where I've not been scoring or hitting the stand, so I like it at the moment."

Higdon was not universally popular among the Fir Park support after arriving from St Mirren before the start of last season, but he has emphatically won over the sceptics.

The 29-year-old has now notched 23 goals in 51 games for Motherwell, with his hold-up play and finishing prowess more than making up for any lack of mobility.

"If I score goals, everyone will be happy," the former Falkirk striker said. "It's down to me to score goals as the spearhead of the attack. If the fans are happy and I'm happy, we are all happy.

"Things can change quickly in football. Things are going well now, so there is no point dwelling on the negative."

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