Motherwell goal hero James Scott admits he models his game on Celtic star James Forrest.

The young winger netted an impressive double at St Mirren and immediately outlined a burning desire to score more often.

Scott is a big admirer of Celtic’s key man and regularly watches footage of the Scotland internationalist for inspiration.

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Cutting in from the flanks is a common feature of Forrest's game and a goal at the end of the move is also not unusual – which is exactly the type of impact Scott hopes to make for Motherwell this campaign.

“The manager wants me coming off the back post and not standing out there at the back,” Scott said. 

“A winger, though, if you watch the likes of James Forrest, he always gets goals in the six-yard box.

“The gaffer wants me to be like that, but I scored two against St Mirren and you can’t really do any more so hopefully he’s happy with that.”

He added: “We study players like Forrest in clips, our media team are very good for that.

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“You watch his movement and he’s a great finisher so I just, not copy him, but take some pointers from him.

“It’s good and obviously it’s working. He’s a goal-scoring winger, he’s brilliant, and that’s hopefully where I can see myself one day.”

Scott scored two neat finishes against the Paisley side in Motherwell’s 3-0 win on Wednesday but was not content with his own showing in front of goal.

“I tried my hardest to get a hat-trick, I was shooting from everywhere,” he said.

“I had a header and it was close, I thought it was in.

“I don’t really score bad goals and it always seems to be against St Mirren as well.

“That’s just coincidence, though, and the last one [in October] was probably the best goal I’ve scored in my career. To get another two was brilliant but I’m just trying to help the boys out and keep us high up the table.”

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Scott’s manager Stephen Robinson spoke after the game about his hopes for his talisman to score the “uglier” goals. 

The Northern Irishman also revealed the playmaker has been put on a conditioning regime to improve his physique and strengthen his upper body.

Double sessions in the gym and hard work on the training pitch has never scared the 19-year-old, however; in fact, the winger is more than happy to keep at it if it guarantees him playing time every week.

And he insists he can already feel the effects of the grind. 

“The manager has dropped me the last few weeks so it’s been about trying my hardest in the gym trying to get back in,” he said. 

“He’s given me the opportunity and hopefully I can keep myself there.

“I’ve just been doing hundreds of upper body work, trying to floor people.

“I’m grinding once or twice a day and it’s looking like I’m getting in better shape, so it’s good.”

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Struggling Hearts visit Fir Park this weekend and Scott believes the young side can continue their form.

He said: “It’s a lot of young players the manager is playing, that’s why we’re doing so well.

“We’ve got a bit of athleticism in the team and the gaffer’s trust in the young boys shows we’re doing well.”