Motherwell striker Devante Cole insists his own hot streak of form and the arrival of new boss Graham Alexander is a coincidence.

The 25-year-old has netted six times this season and is joint-top scorer at the club alongside Tony Watt.

His first goal of the season came in Alexander's first game in charge, as the Steelmen drew 1-1 with St Mirren on January 9.

However, the son of former Man Utd and England legend Andy Cole says it's down to his own positional sense, rather than any advice he's received from Alexander.

Cole, who netted in the 2-0 win over Hibs on Saturday and hopes to take that into today's home game against Livingston, said: "As strikers you always want to try and play together, link up well together, and that's what we did at the weekend, so hopefully we can continue that.

"I feel like there might be a few games where it doesn't quite work and then it all clicks together, but I think since the manager has come in there has been a good few games where it has worked, compared to when it hasn't.

Cole has scored six times since January
Cole has scored six times since January

"As a striker you just want to score goals. Me personally, that's what I want to do, so I always try to put myself in the right position to do that.

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"I wouldn't even say it's so much what the new manager has said or anything; it has always been what I've wanted to do on the pitch, score goals and be in a position to, so whoever I've played for I've always tried to put myself there.

"I came in two months late so I missed a good bit [of the season] and it took a while to get to full fitness, but since I've been back playing in the team it has felt good."

Cole added: "Tony Watt and Jordan Roberts are doing a good job beside me, and help me do well.

"The team has played well in the last two games and I think everybody's happy with things."

Having lost two games in a row, that 0-0 draw against St Mirren last midweek and the 2-0 victory at Hibs have given Motherwell a lift, and Cole said: "With the team winning, coming off the back of the point we got in midweek - which we could have turned into a win - it put us in a good position.

"We need to make that count, on Saturday we need to build on it again with another three points, which would be even better.

Cole is enjoying life at Motherwell this season
Cole is enjoying life at Motherwell this season

"I think it's very important to take that win into the Livingston game. I feel like if we play like we did and press high up like we did we have a good chance of getting the three points, so I think we just need to do that.

"Looking at the games you always just want to push on, look forward, do well in all the games and get as many points on the board as you can."

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