Motherwell star Kevin van Veen thinks he could already be top scorer in the Scottish Premiership if he took some of the chances he’s spurned this term – but insists scoring isn’t the only thing he can be judged on.

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The Dutchman has hit the net seven times from the Fir Park side who have to deal with the loss of top scorer Tony Watt to Dundee United.

With a Scottish Cup clash against Morton this afternoon, van Veen could add to his tally against the Championship side if he’s given the nod by Graham Alexander.

“If I really want to be critical then I do think I could already be top scorer in the league if I finished some chances I had,” van Veen said [Lanarkshire Live].

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“I wish I finished them because I’m the type of player who wants to achieve the best and be up there for my team. If I score more it means I am helping my team win games.

“I really find now with the age I am that I want to be important for my team-mates.

“It’s not all about scoring, it’s more about the work ethic and being important for my teammates with assists and trying to be the best I can for my team. My ability and scoring goals will always show through.

“I want to be up there for my own sake and if I do that it means I am helping the team too because if I score goals it means we are going to win games.”

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