Higdon is hoping to sign new Well deal

MOTHERWELL striker Michael Higdon is hoping to earn himself a new contract with the Fir Park club between now and the end of the season.

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Michael Higdon has set his sights on 25 goals this season
Michael Higdon has set his sights on 25 goals this season

The 29-year-old striker has hit 16 goals so far this term, but with his current deal expiring at the end of the season, he would like an indication that there might be the chance to continue on at Stuart McCall's side.

There are a number of Motherwell players in a similar situation and Higdon is crossing his fingers that if he does his talking on the pitch there will be no uncertainty in the summer.

"There are a lot of things to consider when you're at this stage of a contract," he said. "It is not just me that I have to think about, I have a young family to consider too.

"My daughter is settled at primary school and it is always an upheaval to uproot kids and go elsewhere.

"My preference would be to stay on at Motherwell. So far I have not spoken to the club about that but I am hoping that if I can do well between now and the end of the season that there will be something on the table.

"It isn't ideal, but you just need to get your head down and get on with it.

"We'll see what happens but it would be nice to still be a Motherwell player this time next season."

Higdon set himself a target of 20 goals at the beginning of the campaign, a target he is currently just four shy of.

He has since moved the goalposts, aiming for 25, a significant return for any striker.

The Liverpudlian believes he has improved as a player since going to Motherwell but he still things that there is more to come from him.

"I'm relatively pleased with the season but I really would like to keep myself among the goals," he said.

"But by far the most important thing is that we try and get this second place.

"We've got a big game against Inverness this weekend and we feel that we've got something to prove after the result against Kilmarnock on Saturday."


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