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Michael Higdon could stay with Motherwell

Motherwell striker Michael Higdon claims the prospect of Europa League football could persuade him to stay at the club.

Higdon, nominated for PFA Scotland Player of the Year, scored a penalty as Well came from behind to beat Celtic 3-1 and clinch their place in Europe.

Asked if that may help convince him to stay, he said: "Definitely. I'm not sure what I'm doing next year, but playing in front of a decent crowd in a decent team is enough to make me stay."

Henrik Ojamaa scored the Well equaliser and said it was "brilliant" to be in Europe, adding: "It's good to have that guarantee. I'm just really delighted for the performance and what it meant."