Motherwell have started to turn in the right direction under Graham Alexander – and in-form striker Devante Cole says the Steelmen must play their way at Celtic Park.

The Well have enjoyed a positive start to life under new manager Alexander, winning two games back-to-back, 2-1 victories over Ross County then Dundee United. Celtic await them this weekend at Parkhead but Cole is in good form, scoring four out of his last five matches.

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Cole’s thriving. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Against United, the front three of Cole, Tony Watt and Chris Long were effective, and it’s a system Cole is enjoying under the new boss: “Goals in general makes you happy as a striker. I try my best to score all kinds of goals and I probably should have had another against United. But I’ll take them happily.

“On another day we could all have had had two each, but if you look at the second goal, we were all involved. Into Tony, into me, and to Longy, and he scores. As a front three you are happy when everything is working like that.

“The new gaffer has come in and I have played well under him so I am just happy and hopefully I can continue it. You can see he has come in and it’s been something new, something different and all the lads have listened to what he said and we’ve been a lot better on the pitch since. We have just got to continue that now.”

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The new boss has brought a spark. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Motherwell have picked up points in four of their last five games, three of which have been against top six sides. Before that, a winless run that stretched back to October ensued, leading to Stephen Robinson’s resignation as manager.

Cole says they are looking up now, a first win at Celtic Park since the 2015/16 season on Saturday enough to put them a point outside the top six: “Every club, all players, go through periods when things aren’t quite working and as a team you have just got to come through it.

“I think we have come out the other side of it now and things are starting to click again. It’s about being together and coming through those times. We have got to look up now. We are three points behind Dundee United and after two wins we are looking up.

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Cole’s looking up at Motherwell. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We don’t want to look behind us, we want to keep on pushing. Obviously it’s always a hard test going to Celtic but coming off the back of two wins I think we can go there and just play like we have been doing and see what happens.”

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