More goals on Murphy's agenda

  • Last Updated: August 19 2012, 14:14 BST

Jamie Murphy has set his sights on more goals after notching a brace in Motherwell's 2-1 victory over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

Jamie Murphy: Looking for more

Team Score Team
Kilmarnock 1 - 2 Motherwell
Motherwell 1 - 1 St J'stone
Panathinai 3 - 0 Motherwell

Murphy opened the scoring after 11 minutes when he drove at the home defence and slotted the ball beyond Cammy Bell.

Gary Harkins levelled for the home side on the half-hour mark, however, just five minutes later, Murphy raced on to Michael Higdon's excellent through-ball before rounding Bell and rolling the ball into the net.

Motherwell remain unbeaten after three Clydesdale Bank Premier League fixtures while Kilmarnock are still looking for their first win.

"You always want to open your account and the earlier the better - the aim is from here is to keep on winning games and scoring goals," said Murphy.

"I've been working hard in training on shooting drills and thankfully that's been working.

"We have a very young squad and probably one of the youngest benches in the SPL, it's strange to consider that at 22 years old I'm probably one of the most experienced players in the squad but I try and help the less experienced guys as much as I can."

The Fir Park side can now look forward to their Europa League fourth qualifying round encounter with Levante at Fir Park on Thursday evening.

  • Scots Prem
Position Player Score
1 Hearts 5
2 Motherwell 5
3 St Mirren 4

Murphy can not wait to test himself against La Liga opposition, but is well aware that they must be more clinical in front of goal in order to progress.

"We know at home against Panathinaikos in the Champions League it was the same old story, we were probably the better team but we didn't take our chances," Murphy insisted.

"We will go out on Thursday to try and get the win and to give ourselves the best possible chance for the second leg.

"I love playing in Europe and it is something that you have to savour when you can."

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels is confident that new signing Borja Perez will provide his side with an attacking spark.

The Spanish playmaker signed a one-year deal with the Ayrshire side last week and made his debut from the bench against Motherwell.

"He's going to be good in about three games' time," said Shiels.

"At the moment he hasn't had much game time, he played in a bounce game against Sheffield Wednesday and then came off the bench against Motherwell.

"We couldn't start him as he isn't up to fitness yet, but when he's ready I'm hopeful he will provide us with some extra imagination."