NICKY Law today insisted Motherwell can get their bid to be SPL runners-up back on track against Ross County – despite the quagmire pitch in Dingwall.

Law and his Well team-mates were deeply disappointed when they failed to stretch their lead over Inverness Caley Thistle in the SPL this week.

They crashed to a 1-0 defeat by Dundee United at Fir Park on Tuesday night and are still just two points clear in second spot in the table.

Stuart McCall's side face a tough task getting back to winning ways on Saturday when they travel to take on County at the Global Energy Stadium.

And the Steelmen manager has suggested he may not risk playing new signing James McFadden due to the notoriously heavy pitch at the Highland venue. But Law is confident Motherwell can cope with the treacherous underfoot conditions and pick up all three points against Derek Adams' team.

He explained: "We have got Michael Higdon in the squad and when we do have to change the way we play due to the pitch then he is a good target man for us.

"We can get the ball up to him and look to play off him. I am sure that is what we will look to do this Saturday when we play Ross County.

"The pitch in Dingwall isn't made for the passing game we like to play at Motherwell so it will make sense for us to change how we approach this game.

"Anyway, sometimes away from home we set up differently. We try to be more compact and use the pace we have got to break against teams.

"The manager will be formulating a game plan for Ross County and he will let us know how he wants us to approach this match.

"We have seen the pitch on television in recent weeks and it doesn't look great. I am sure we will be tweaking one or two things to deal with that."

Although McFadden, who came on as a second-half substitute against United, may not be involved, Law believes his capture will be significant.

The former Everton, Birmingham City and Scotland forward has signed a short-term deal at his first club until the end of the season. Law added: "James's career speaks for itself – and he is still only 29! I think he has a lot of years at a very high level still left ahead of him.

"I think he just wanted to come in and get some game time after half a season of not being involved in football as much as he would have hoped or liked to have been. The reception he got the other evening was amazing.

"He will be a great asset for us and I am sure he will pick up a lot of points for us – probably on his own at times."