Motherwell star Tony Watt scoring streak delight as he plays down Scotland calls

Tony Watt is in a rich vein of goalscoring form but his sole focus remains on helping Motherwell pick up points.

The 27-year-old has scored in each of Motherwell’s last three Premiership fixtures and he matched his league goal tally from last season – three -with this winning header against Dundee.

Watt provided seven league assists last season but he’s thriving in front of goal in his preferred centre forward role this campaign.

“I never really did much outside the box today but I scored a goal,” Watt added. “I need to add goals to my game.

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“I’m just doing the same as last season and helping the team. I’m scoring more goals this season whereas last season it was more assists.

“All I want to do is help the team but also help myself at the same time.”

Motherwell moved above Rangers and Celtic into fourth place with their second league win on the bounce.

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Graham Alexander’s side are gradually improving after a huge turnover of players in the squad and Watt believes things are looking bright at Fir Park.

“It’s good to get a bit of momentum,” Watt admitted. “It’s massive for us to have seven points on the board and we just need to continue like this.

“The break has probably not come at the best time but it’ll be good for us personally to regroup and look at how we’ve done in the first wee block and try to go again.

“It’s two big wins because there are no bad teams in this league. It’s what we need to do and keep turning over wins. It’s all about getting those three points.

“It’s looking better now and we will have the final group together by September 2nd. The following month we will look to performances together but we know that we won’t win every game.

“But we will try to do that. We are not going to get to one hundred points but we will fight for every point like it’s our last.”

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Watt’s Motherwell teammates Liam Kelly and Stephen O’Donnell are set to join up with Scotland early next week ahead of three crucial World Cup qualifiers.

The versatile attacker – with one international cap to his name – has performed consistently well for the last year but Watt insists he’s not focused on breaking into Steve Clarke’s plans.

He added: “I think that question gets asked every time that I score a goal but it’s not something that I’m bothered about at the moment.

“I just want to play well, keep scoring goals and do what I need to do for Motherwell.”

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