It goes without saying that everybody with a connection to Motherwell was delighted that Louis Moult didn’t leave the club in the summer, but Alex Fisher may be the one man within Fir Park with something to gain should he be lured away.

With the scintillating form of the Steelmen’s top scorer so far this season and the fruitful partnership he has formed with Ryan Bowman, Fisher has been restricted to cameos from the bench for the most part.

That’s not to say that the former Inverness man wants to see his teammate leave, far from it, but he has seen enough within the Motherwell squad already to know that they could cope with his departure.

And should that eventuality come to pass, he believes there is the talent waiting in the wings to continue the promising start that manager Stephen Robinson has made at the club.

“What can you say about Louis Moult? The man is a magician,” Fisher said. “His record speaks for itself.

“But there are also good guys around about him who put the ball in good areas for him or keep it out of our net, and it’s a credit to everyone involved how things are going.

“Louis is a top lad as well, he’s one of the first in and is always working on his body and making sure he is fit.

“Sometimes when you have a bit of success on the pitch it can be easy to take your eye off the ball and take things for granted, but he leads by example.

“It’s great to be able to play alongside him, but there’s a lot of guys in the dressing room that I feel have really exciting futures ahead of them.

“Louis gets a lot of the plaudits, and quite rightly so because he puts the ball in the net, but the performances of guys like Cedric Kipre, Allan Campbell and Carl McHugh have been great too. I could literally name the whole squad. Everyone is really doing their bit.

“When I was brought in, there was no mention of Louis’ future, but I knew if he stayed it was great competition with a proven striker, and if he went, then it’s a slot for someone to take his place.

“I can imagine [the speculation] will start all over again in January. But I think the quality of the players who could take his place will shine through.

“We have strong personalities in the dressing room who will relish the opportunity, should that arise.”

The international break has allowed the Motherwell camp a pause to reflect on a hugely satisfying start to the campaign, with the side sitting in fifth place and in the semi-finals of the Betfred Cup.

Fisher believes that two wins in that tournament in particular have helped to bring the players together, and if they can show the same levels of performance, he sees no reason why they can’t shock Rangers at Hampden towards the end of the month.

“For me, when we played Ross County away in the cup - down to ten men - and went onto win 3-2 in extra-time, that was the first time I thought ‘hang on, there’s something here,'"he said.

“Chucky, Ross Maclean, hadn’t really featured but delivered that impact and that showed me what we have to call upon. That is tremendous to be part of.

“Honestly, I was already thinking about where to put my penalty. Then, one chance and it was ‘fair play, thank goodness for that!

“Then we had the Aberdeen game and that wasn’t a shock to us because we felt we had that performance in us.

“When you play a team of that stature - we have a lot of respect for Aberdeen - you can take huge confidence from that. When we have another tie like that, we can say ‘we’ve done it once, why not again?’”

*Alex Fisher was speaking at an event to promote McEwan Fraser Legal Solicitors & Estate Agents support for Motherwell FC, Dundee FC, Dundee United FC and Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC.