Gow fancies Motherwell stay for crack at cup semi-final

Motherwell striker Alan Gow is open to staying with the club so he can play in the Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-finals after his goal took the club into the last four.

Gow's 86th-minute strike was enough to see off Dundee United at Fir Park on Tuesday night to set up Motherwell's first semi-final for five seasons.

The 28 year old said: "I love it here, all the boys are great and the management is great as well.

"I'm happy being here so it will be up to the club if they want to keep me.

"I've not spoken to the management of the club yet. It will be up to them if they want to contact me."

Gow added: "I played a semi-final before at Falkirk but it didn't go too well. It was here actually.

"We got beat and my mate done us over, Naismith. Hopefully we can progress into the final once it comes."

Gow signed for Motherwell at the beginning of September but had to wait until Saturday to make his first Clydesdale Bank Premier League start for the club, when Dundee United were also beaten.

"I knew when I came the team was playing well," Gow said.

"We have a lot of good, young players. The manager just said: 'Bide your time'.

"I've had to work hard for a few weeks to get my fitness up, but that was the first defeat we got at Ibrox so I managed to get in the side.

"I thought I played well enough at the weekend and I got a goal last night so hopefully that will be enough to keep me in the side for Hamilton.

"It's only one goal but it means a lot scoring the first goal for a new club. Hopefully I will keep scoring and go on a run."