Prize guy Law eyes more joy in Dundee

Nicky Law and Stuart McCall show off their trophies after being named top player and manager
Nicky Law and Stuart McCall show off their trophies after being named top player and manager
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NICKY Law doesn’t expect Motherwell’s awkward end of season fixture list to affect their push for second place in the SPL, but does have sympathy for the fans.

‘Well sit three points ahead of Inverness and travel to face Dundee United in the first post-split fixture on Friday.

After that they host Celtic in a 12.45pm kick-off on Sunday, April 28, and travel to Inverness on May 4, their only Saturday 3pm game. Ross County travel to Fir Park for a 4.05pm kick-off on Sunday, May 12, and the season ends away to St Johnstone at 12.45pm on Sunday, May 19.

Law said: “We get only one game at 3pm on a Saturday, but we are used to that now as players. It’s more difficult for the fans because when the games aren’t on a Saturday afternoon it can be hard for them to come along.

“The Friday nights are more difficult to prepare for than the other fixtures because you are waiting around most of the day, but we’re professional enough to be ready.”

A trip to the City of Discovery might benefit ’Well as, having lost both home games to United this season, they beat United at Tannadice in November and also won twice at Dens Park.

Law said: “The three games against United were really close and I expect exactly the same on Friday night. They took Celtic all the way in the Scottish Cup on Sunday which showed what a good side they are. For me they are one of the best sides in the league, with some great individuals and a real team ethic.

“Since I’ve been here we’ve done quite well at Tannadice - I’ve been there three times and haven’t lost yet. It’s a big pitch which suits us.

“We go into the game with great confidence. We are playing as well as we have done this season so there is nothing for us to fear and we are aiming to grab all three points.”

Meanwhile, ‘Well enjoyed a triple celebration as Law was named Clydesdale Bank Player of the Month for March and Stuart McCall picked up the manager’s trophy.

In addition, 18-year-old striker Craig Moore, who is on loan at Cowdenbeath, won the First Division Young Player of the Month award.

Law said: “I feel I am playing the best football of my career and have maintained a consistency that was lacking in earlier years.”

Law is out of contract in the summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Rangers, but insists he will wait until the end of the season before deciding on his future.

He said: “I’ll see out these five games and then listen to what the manager has to say.”