Liam Grimshaw hopes to add more goals to his game after the Motherwell utility man scored the first of his career at 26.

The Burnley-born battler was making his second start since a return from an eight-month lay-off from glandular fever when Tony Watt’s shot was spilled to him in a game against Livingston. Grimshaw tapped home to secure a 2-1 win away from home and Motherwell’s first Scottish Premiership win of the season.

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Grimshaw netted for Motherwell. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He said: “It was great. I’ve been waiting a long time to score that. I probably should have done it before now but everything happens in it’s own time. It was a good shot from Tony and I thought it was going in. It was a great save but I was in the right place to just smash it in.

“I played midfield so I found myself in the box more and in those positions. It’s something that I’ve always wanted to add to my game but it’s not as easy at right-back. From midfield, I should be contributing to help the team out. If it’s something that I can add to my game then great. Hopefully it’s the first of a few more.”

Manager Graham Alexander added: “The goal meant everything to us all. You could see the way the boys celebrated with him on the pitch. They are all over him in the dressing room. He is a fantastic lad and everyone loves him. It’s a great for him. If we can get him three inches from the goal week in week out, he might have a chance to score more.”

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