Law sure goals will come

  • Last Updated: November 9 2012, 16:49 GMT

Motherwell midfielder Nicky Law is refusing to panic over his side's recent goalscoring form at Fir Park ahead of Saturday's clash with Dundee.

Nicky Law: Played down lack of goals

Law hoped last Saturday's 3-1 win at St Johnstone had banished their problems in front of goal but they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Dundee United on Wednesday - the fifth time they had failed to find the net in six matches.

However, Law agrees with manager Stuart McCall that there was little wrong with their overall display and he will retain belief against the other half of the City of Discovery on Saturday.

"We watched the game back again and we actually played well and created quite a lot of chances," Law said.

"We have probably done everything but score.

"We just have to put our chances away, it's something we have probably struggled with a bit lately.

"In all the games we have lost we have created chances. We just have to keep creating chances and hopefully we start taking them.

"But the manager is drumming it into us to still be confident and keep playing how we are.

"We know we are a good side and if we are playing well, we are as good as anyone in the league, so we will keep plugging away."

Henrik Ojamaa has been the player most afflicted by a failure in front of goal, having not scored this season, but the Estonia striker could not have come closer against United, hitting both the bar and post.

"He was unlucky on Wednesday night with his shot. He has come inside, done everything right, he has hit the bar and it has come down and out," Law said.

"Their goal has probably hit the same position of the bar and gone down and in. That's the way it is going for us.

"Henrik had a good chance at the weekend as well. He is in the positions and hopefully he will soon take one and go on one of his runs again."

Law showed no lack of confidence in front of goal at McDiarmid Park when he dinked the ball home for Motherwell's third after brushing aside team-mate Jamie Murphy.

The goal was his second of the season with his aim to beat last term's tally of seven, which he reached after McCall badgered the midfielder to shoot more.

"He's not as bad now," Law said. "I think if I was five yards out I was still trying to pass it last season.

"At the weekend, I think Murph wanted his hat-trick but I wasn't going to let him have that one.

"I think last season I might have. I nearly put him on the floor to get through.

"He wasn't too happy but I'm sure Murph will score more than me this season.

"As long as we're winning games we are not bothered who scores, but obviously we are not scoring enough so we want to sort that out."

Some Motherwell fans might see bottom club Dundee as the ideal opponents to rectify the goalscoring problems against but Law is wary of the Dens Park side.

"They have beaten Hearts twice, so they are capable of beating one of the better sides in the league," he said.

"We know how dangerous they are. We had a tough game up there. We managed to turn it round and win 2-1 but it was a difficult game and they are a decent side.

"They are big and strong and ask questions of you."


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