Devante Cole: Contract talks with Motherwell strike ace about staying into next season expected to continue over next few weeks
All seems happy in the world of Motherwell strike ace Devante Cole at the moment.
After a man of the match display as he netted one goal and created the other in Saturday’s 2-0 home league win over Kilmarnock, Cole – on a prolific run of scoring form – revealed that he’s mulling over a contract offer from gaffer Graham Alexander to stay at Fir Park next season.
“We had talks this week,” Cole, 25, said. “I think we’ve just got to see how it progresses from now until the end of the season.
"We’ll be in talks the next few weeks and then we’ll just have to see what happens from there.
"I think only two clubs (Rangers and Celtic) have got more points since the new manager came in so it’s been positive.
"Whenever a new manager comes in things do change, good or bad. He has put us on the front foot and all the attacking players just want to go forward and enjoy themselves.”
That was the case on Saturday as Cole’s opener on 47 minutes and Stephen O’Donnell’s late clincher put Killie to the sword and lifted ’Well up to seventh place in the Premiership.
Cole said: "I don’t think it was great first half but you’ve just got to stick in there. In the second half our class showed in the end. We got the result we deserved.
"You can’t complain about moving up the table.
"It’s nice to be out there playing and showing people what I can do.
"In terms of scoring goals this season is up there with one of my best (10 goals in 25 appearances).
"I’m not quite there yet so hopefully I can nick a few more.
"There’s just two games left and hopefully we can just continue in this fashion.
"Hopefully I can get a few more goals before the season ends.”
Cole, who joined ’Well on a free transfer from Doncaster Rovers last October, is the son of legendary Newcastle United and Manchester United attacker Andy Cole, who is third in the all-time list of goalscorers in the English Premier League with a phenomenal return of 187 goals in 414 appearances.
When asked if the great man gives him any tips, Cole Jnr added: “Not so much. He just wants me to go out there and play my own game and just create things myself and be my own player.”