Higginbotham fears no one

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KALLUM Higginbotham hopes to lay a few demons to rest at Ross County and is confident he has the back up to do it.

The forward arrived at Fir Park last month and made his first start at the weekend as Motherwell swept Inverness to one side at the weekend and claim second spot in the SPL.

The 3-0 win meant ’Well have now scored 12 goals against Inverness this season in three games and conceded just two, with Higginbotham possibly identifying the reason for this.

He said: “The boys all know Inverness are a good side, but whenever they come up against Motherwell we just seem to run all over them.

“I think it’s just the runners we have that Inverness can’t live with, but then few teams can, and Nicky Law in midfield was just magnificent.

“I played against him down south, he was a really good player then, but he’s just improved every year, so I think it will be hard to keep hold of him as I’m sure there will be plenty of scouts showing interest.”

On the back of Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat to Dundee United. ’Well face another Highland clash on Saturday, this time in Dingwall, a place with unhappy memories for Higginbotham.

He said: “When I was with Falkirk we had plenty of battles with Ross County in the First Division and I don’t think we ever won up there.

“I’ve not played them in the SPL but the manager Derek Adams is the same and they seem to play like the did then with big guys trying to bully the opposition, but I think our team will be too good for them on the day.

“We go out confident we can beat anyone in this league and I just don’t see how Ross County can hope to live with us.”

Signed for Huddersfield by Lee Clarke, Higginbotham was effectively frozen out when Simon Grayson took over, but another change in The Terriers’ hotseat has given him renewed hope.

He said: “I still have a year left on my contract at Huddersfield, I’m here because I wasn’t getting a game under Simon Grayson, but he’s been sacked and Mark Robins has taken over.

“Before Saturday I don’t even remember the last time I started, and prior to getting on against Kilmarnock the week before, it was 13 or 14 weeks since I was last involved when Carlisle played Doncaster.

“So I am at Motherwell to play games and hopefully I can impress Mark Robins or, if I really don’t have a future at the club, then do enough to get on other people’s radar.”