Motherwell manager Stuart McCall believes Jamie Murphy has learned to deal with the level of expectation surrounding him following his two goals against Kilmarnock.
Murphy’s brace came either side of a Gary Harkins goal to give the Steelmen their first SPL triumph of the season.
The 22-year-old made his debut for the club back in 2007 and has frequently been linked with a move away from the club.
Murphy turned down a move to Championship side Blackpool on the final day of the January transfer window and was rewarded when ‘Well reached the Champions League qualifiers.
And McCall remains delighted the attacker is still at Fir Park.
"I'm really pleased for that kid, he's a cracking lad and is totally committed to do his best for Motherwell," he said.
"I was hoping Jamie would come back from his summer break fresh and energised and that has been exactly the case.
"We tried him out in a different position today behind Henrik (Ojamaa) and Higgy (Higdon), it worked well and he got two terrific goals.
"He's had a lot of pressure over the last two seasons in regards to will he move? Will he be picked for Scotland? And for a young guy that can be a lot of pressure, so he has just got to focus on his football."