If gaffer stays so might I - says Hig

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SPL top scorer Michael Higdon says manager Stuart McCall’s decision over his future could play a big part in his own plans.

Higdon was presented with the SPL golden boot yesterday (Tuesday) after 26 league strikes, as League One side Sheffield United asked to speak to McCall.

He said: “The golden boot is one I wanted and I’m delighted to get it after winning the player of the year and caps off a great season.

“But, I can’t take away from the performance of my team mates who have been supplying me with the ammunition .

“I never set myself any targets, I just try and do the best I can and 26 is an excellent return.

“The manager has been outstanding and has been a pleasure to play for, but when you get success you are going to attract interest.

“I’m sure the fans are a bit cheesed off that they keep losing their manager and players to other clubs, but that’s just the nature of football.

“You would think it would be a no brainer financially to leave Motherwell and go to somewhere like Sheffield United, as you have to do what is best for your family, but I know he is happy here.

“And while I can’t speak for the other players, if the manager does stay then there is a good chance I will as well.

“There is no set timescale, I’d like to get things sorted sooner rather than later, but I have a few things to weigh up first.

“I don’t think I can play in the Premiership at my age, I think everyone knows I’m not exactly the quickest, but it was brilliant to score more league goals than Gary Hooper who is being linked with a move down there.

”So you never know, I’m sure there’s been plenty of other guys who never thought they’d reach that level, it’s the beauty of football.”