MOTHERWELL striker Nick Blackman wants to make amends for Saturday’s 1-1 bore draw against Aberdeen by getting on the scoresheet at Tynecastle this weekend.
The Steelmen travel along the M8 looking to continue their excellent away form by picking up three points against third placed Hearts.
Blackman (pictured right) has begun his Motherwell career in impressive fashion, netting in both his side’s wins away from home this season and the 20-year-old is keen to regain the scoring touch on Saturday against a side he knows well.
The on-loan signing from Blackburn Rovers said: “I played Hearts a few weeks ago for Blackburn in a pre-season friendly. They have got a really good set-up and I know quite a bit about them.
“They are a big strong team and gave us a really good game at Tynecastle. It finished 1-1 and most of the Blackburn team that day started the first game of the Premiership season.
“The boys know we should have picked up three points on Saturday against Aberdeen even though the performance was not what the gaffer and Archie expects from us. We want to put it right this Saturday. Hearts are the type of big team looking to get that third spot so we need to try and do well against them.
“We will go there with the belief that we can get three points even though they are doing very well at the moment.”
Blackman admits he is enjoying life in Lanarkshire and wants to put Motherwell in a strong position in the race for third before his six-month loan spell ends in January.
He added: “The gaffer Craig Brown said we should be aiming for the top six but Archie (Knox) believes we should be aiming higher and looking to get into the top three. I fully agree with him. But we need to start picking up more points at home if we want to achieve that.
“I don’t know why we are doing well away from home but hopefully it continues against Hearts. If we can keep picking up points on the road and start winning at home then it would be great.”
He continued: “I have settled in really well at Motherwell and the boys have been really good to me. It did help scoring in the first couple of games but I was confident enough in my own abilities to know I would score goals anyway.
“I just need to keep going. You can’t score in every game but I want to make amends for the Aberdeen game this weekend.”
The SPL is derided in many quarters for being a second-rate league but the Bury-born forward has been impressed so far, adding: “I think it’s a good standard. There is obviously a difference between here and the Premiership in England. I think the Premiership is the best league in the world but the SPL is a really competitive competition.”