Craig Cairns takes a look at how Motherwell’s in-form striker Louis Moult has scored his 10 goals this season.
Motherwell’s top scorer has claimed two goals from the penalty spot, including one last weekend when his double helped his side to a deserved 2-1 victory at Celtic Park.
Of his other eight goals, six have been converted from within the six-yard box, displaying the striker’s ability to be in the right place when the ball is fired into the danger area.
Though Moult has netted all of his goals from within the 18-yard area he does a lot of good work outside it, whether leading the line as a lone striker or in partnership with Scott McDonald.
He thrives on crosses and is currently benefiting from having two natural wingers in the squad, both of who like to get beyond full-backs and put the ball across the face of goal.
The 23-year-old joined from Wrexham in the summer after scoring 16 league goals – a goal every two starts – for the Welsh side last season. Moult managed 17 the previous season as a semi-professional with Nuneaton and was a prolific scorer at youth and reserve levels for Stoke before that.
He is now continuing that impressive form into this campaign, scoring six goals in his last six matches. During his unveiling at Motherwell he spoke about how the drop to semi-professional football in England helped re-establish his stalling career - Mark McGhee’s men are now reaping the benefits.