Liam Grimshaw believes that any side in the world would miss a player as important to them as Louis Moult is to Motherwell, but that the rest of the Steelmen are ready to show they are not a one-man team.

Prolific talisman Moult has played his last game for the Fir Park club after agreeing a January move to Grimshaw’s old club, Preston North End, as he is currently sidelined with a hamstring tear.

Since he dropped out of the line-up, Motherwell have lost every game they have played, but Grimshaw believes they can turn their form around when they get back on home soil against Dundee this afternoon.

“We’re certainly not a one-man team and it’s up to the boys who are still here to show that,” said Grimshaw.

“Listen, at the end of the day, any team in the world would miss Louis Moult. It’s a massive miss to have someone like that taken out of your team. He scores goals, that what he does.

“It’s obviously taken us time to adjust to that and the fact he won’t be here moving forward but it gives other lads the chance to step up to the plate. There’s an opportunity now they might not have had previously.

“The club are looking to bring someone else in and that’s up to the manager. The boys that are here just now need to push on.

“When any team in the world loses their main striker, someone that’s scored the amount of goals that Louis has, then it’s going to affect them.

“As a group we have to get on with it. The midfield need to pitch in too.”

Grimshaw says that there isn’t any sense of panic around Fir Park over their recent form, which has tailed off considerably since the League Cup final defeat to Celtic.

The Steelmen have tasted defeat in their last four outings, but Grimshaw feels that they haven’t been getting the rewards their performances have deserved.

And with key players such as Trevor Carson, Peter Hartley and Chris Cadden set to return for this afternoon’s fixture, he is confident that a victory is achievable.

“When you are losing games it’s always difficult, but I think we have been playing quite well,” he said.

“We should have definitely got something out of the last three games, but we haven’t managed to do so. Maybe it’s just a bit of luck that we need to fall our way.

“We have made some mistakes during this run and there’s no doubt that’s cost us.

“But I don’t think anyone is worried because in terms of performance I don’t think it’s been too bad.

“It’s all about results though and we’re looking to put that right at the weekend.”

Motherwell have received plenty of plaudits this season for their upturn in fortunes, if not for their style of play.

And Grimshaw admits that they don’t mind if today’s game isn’t pretty, as long as it ends in triumph for his side.

“At this stage it’s all about getting the win and the three points,” he said.

“Sometimes you play badly and end up winning 1-0. Other times you play well and get nothing from the game. I think that’s happened to us these past few weeks.

“We know it’s an important game, we want to win and end the year on a high.

“Every game is a hard one, so we know it will be tough.”