Tony Watt reckons he's hit the best form of his career at Motherwell this season and says it's because he's happy playing his football at Fir Park.

Watt scored his ninth goal of the season in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Hibs at Easter Road, levelling Kevin Nisbet's wonder-strike.

The former Celtic striker says having a club who believe in him has made a huge difference, and he wants to keep playing for as long as he can.

Watt, 27, says talk of a Scotland recall at this point are ridiculous, but wouldn't rule it out in future.

He said: "I think this is the best I've played.

"[At] Lierse [I scored] maybe eight and one in the cup so that is probably my best. I have always been a reasonably decent finisher but before I was probably happy enough to do my work outside the box.

"I wasn’t as hungry or greedy but now I am shooting more and they are going in.

"I know I can score, I know I can hit the shots and do all the things a striker can do. It is just about really proving to people what I have always believed, which is that I am a good player and that when my mind is at it I can do whatever I want.

Motherwell celebrate Watt's goal
Motherwell celebrate Watt's goal

“I am happy. I am enjoying football again. There have been times in my life when I have hated it and there have been times when I have been happy and confident.

“Now I have got the love back so I am going to try and prolong my career as long as possible and, who knows, maybe in the next ten games I can get back in there."

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Watt admits he's content with his goal and a point from the capital.

He said: "Games like that against top opposition could go either way. We had our chances, they had their goal and a couple of wee sniffs.

“There is no shame in coming to Easter Road and getting a point."

There was a moment when Watt could have levelled in the first half, but headed over, though he says it won't affect him.

Watt said: "I should have done better. I saw it coming down and I was shouting to myself, keep it down, keep it down. I don’t know if I misjudged the flight of the ball but I was telling myself to do the right thing and I did the wrong thing.

Watt says having a club and a manager in Graham Alexander who believe in him makes a big difference
Watt says having a club and a manager in Graham Alexander who believe in him makes a big difference

“That is the thing about being a striker, you miss the chances but as long as you are there to take one that is fine.

"It's a header. Last season I would have probably tried to play it into feet short, and if you scored every chance you would be at Barcelona, Real Madrid.

“The very best players don’t score from every chance. If I get five shots in a game then I am walking away happy.

“If I Iet a miss get into my head then the game is finished for me at 15 minutes. If I let that beat me up then give Hibs the win and I won’t shoot again.”

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