TONY WATT says he is willing to “run through a brick wall” to help get Motherwell’s season back on track. The former Celtic forward has made five appearances since arriving on a short-term deal at Fir Park until the end of the season but has yet to taste victory in any of them.

Watt was one of several players guilty of squandering chances in Tuesday night’s home defeat to St Mirren that leaves Motherwell winless from their last eight games.

But the 27 year-old insists that poor run of form is not down to a lack of collective effort.

“I have played and haven’t won in five games now,” he said. “It’s not good enough because I want to be winning.

“I thought we showed signs in bits of the game the other night but we’re not sealing the deal and doing enough to win.

“It doesn’t seem as though people are low or down but we have to fight through it and get going again.

“We are not a bad team – we’re still third in the league. But we need to start picking up wins and that means playing for 90 minutes instead of just 45.”

Watt scored his first Motherwell goal in the 4-4 draw against St Mirren in their epic Scottish Cup tie but was left frustrated in Tuesday’s rematch.

He was thwarted twice in the first half by smart saves from Vaclav Hladky and then took too long to convert an opportunity after the break.

“I should have scored the other night,” he admitted. “I just misjudged it and could have laid the ball back too.

“That’s not a lack of sharpness as the club has been great by giving me the tools you need to get fit. And they’ve given me the minutes required for sharpness.

“On another night I could have smashed it and scored, just like I could have done better with other chances too.”

Despite the difficult start, Watt credited Stephen Robinson for helping get his career back on track after a truncated time in Bulgaria with CSKA Sofia. Motherwell is the 26 year-old’s 12th senior club.

“The manager has been unbelievable for me,” he revealed. “I can’t thank him highly enough because he’s given me confidence and belief.

“He is treating me as I want to be treated. I didn’t expect to play as much as I have but the gaffer has needed me.

“I told him I’d run through a brick wall for him and will continue to do that whenever he asks me to play.

“As long as I’m called upon I’ll run as hard and as fast as I can."

The one bright spot for Motherwell on Tuesday night was the return of David Turnbull from injury after nine months out.

“David is a quality player and is on a different level from other youngsters in the country,” added Watt.

“He will be a real asset but I’m sure he won’t be rushed back in and he will be managed properly. But everyone knows his quality.

“Good players you can see straight away, it’s hard to describe but things come off for them immediately, and that’s what he has.

“He has a big future in the game and hopefully he can help steer us to third place. But it won’t be all about him, everyone needs to play their part.”