NICKY LAW is confident that transfer speculation linking Jamie Murphy with a January transfer window move won't disrupt the Motherwell star's red-hot form surge.
The 23-year-old netted a stunning strike at Aberdeen at the weekend as Well took their William Hill Scottish Cup fourth-round tie with the Dons to a replay.
That was the Fir Park club's record European scorer's fourth goal in his last seven games.
But Law believes speculation linking his team-mate with a new year pre-contract deal with Rangers or a move to Blackpool won't disrupt his focus.
He said: "Jamie has been outstanding and when he is playing at that level there is no surprise that transfer speculation will arise.
"But I don't think it will affect him as he had that to deal with it last season when Blackpool were in for him and it didn't bother him then.
"I think the big factor in the way Jamie is playing is that he has been wide left now for a while and it really suits him to cut in and use his pace to run at defenders.
"As we saw up at Aberdeen, he can really finish. It's a massive plus that Jamie is playing at the top of his game as we enter the crucial part of the season."
Reflecting on Saturday's drawn cup-tie with Aberdeen, Law says there are still plenty of positives to take into Saturday's game with Ross County.
Law added: "There was a lot of frustration to get pegged back by the last kick of the match, but overall we performed very well. That is something we have got to be pleased with.
"We are now five games unbeaten and that is a solid run to put together after we had suffered a bit of a dip. Hopefully we can take that on with three points against County at our place on Saturday."