Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson has hailed Tony Watt as ‘unplayable’ after the Steelmen’s convincing return to action.

Having not played in almost a month due to Covid-19 postponements, Robinson’s men turned in stunning performance to beat Ross County 4-0. Goals from Watt, Mark O’Hara, Devante Cole and Callum Lang sealed an impressive win.

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A great win for Motherwell. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It moves them two points outside the top six with two games in hand over those in seventh and sixth. Man of the Match in this performance was Watt, who provided goals, assists and an all-round display of excellence.

Robinson has hailed his frontman: “Tony was unplayable. That’s the best all round performance we’ve had from him. When he came he wasn’t fit enough, although he told me he was. He told me he was fit enough pre-season, but he wasn’t.

“Now we’ve finally got him to the levels, and I’m sure he’ll admit that himself, that allow his talent to shine. It’s now about keeping him fit and keeping him pushing himself. There’s a very good footballer in there, there’s never been any doubt about that.

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A top performer. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“He’s a good boy as well and he’s bought into what we are trying to do. I think he has found a home. He feels welcome and wanted and loved. We push and whip him at the same time and it’s up to Tony how far he wants to take his talent.”

There was one marring moment in this clash for Motherwell though. Goalkeeper Trevor Carson, who has only returned to the number spot this season, was subbed in the first half.

He landed heavily under a County challenge, Aaron Chapman coming on for his Fir Park debut in Carson’s place. Robinson admits the early signs don’t look good for the Northern Irish international.


The Northern Irishman took a sore one. (Photo by ORN E. BORGEN/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

“He is going to have a scan, it doesn’t look great,” said Robinson. “We are just hoping it’s not as bad as first feared, for all reasons. Credit to big Aaron, that was the reason we signed him, instead of putting young PJ in.

“We need PJ to play games, he is a very, very good young goalkeeper and he will hopefully be a number one in the future. But that was the decision to bring Aaron in, in case Trevor did go down. Now it’s a case of do we need another one as well?

“So we are certainly not having to find problems in the back area.”

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