St Mirren might be bottom of the Premiership, but Motherwell striker Tony Watt thinks that the Paisley side will provide a tough test when the teams meet at Fir Park this afternoon.

Jim Goodwin’s side are unbeaten in their last eight games, even though they sit bottom of the Premiership. Watt is well-aware of the challenge that they will pose to Motherwell.

“Always a tough game”

“It’s always a tough game against them, they’re a good side. They’ve come a long way in the last three or four years since they were in the Championship. They’ve always looked like a decent side and now they are starting to show that” he said.

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Tony Watt scores for Motherwell (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Watt is hoping that Motherwell can bounce back from last week’s loss to Hibernian.

“We should have got something, I know three-nil flatters them, but at the end of the day they are a good side, there’s no shame in getting beat off a good side, especially if you can correct that and go again the next week and build yourself back up.”

Highly impressed with former teammate

Elsewhere, Watt was highly impressed with former teammate David Turnbull’s midweek performance for Celtic in the Europa League against Lille, where he scored the winning goal.

Former Motherwell star David Turnbull (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“I was buzzing for him. It just shows the mark of the man. I think a lot of people would get nervous in their First European game at Parkhead and Davie’s not like that at all. He’ll flourish, and he’ll be a big player for Celtic for years to come.”

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