Louis Moult - farewell and thanks

Motherwell and Preston North End have announced that the transfer of Louis Moult will take place when the winter window opens in January.  Louis served us well and goes with our best wishes.

He joins the Championship side with a three and a half year deal for an undisclosed fee – reports suggest £450K.  He will be available for Preston's Emirates FA Cup tie at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday 6th January.  Talk of the impending move has increased in recent days but the news will come as a inevitable disappointment to Motherwell fans.

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His phenomenal goals scoring record guaranteed respect but he endeared himself with his wholehearted commitment to the club.  He engaged with supporters freely and bought into the fan ownership model.  He will be sadly missed but he will know that we wish him every success at PNE and beyond.

His arrival in the summer of 2015 came under the reign of Ian Baraclough and he soon became a fixture in the team.  He scored 50 goals in claret and amber, the last pair against Aberdeen in November.  Unfortunately he suffered a hamstring pull in the last of the Celtic triple and that ended his on field involvement.

It would be a fitting farewell is he is allowed to take a bow in front of the Fir Park faithful in one of the two remaining home fixtures before the transfer date in January. 

Here is Moult's hit list....

August 2015 St Johnsone 1
  East Fife 1
  Kilmarnock 1
September 2015 Ross County 1
  Morton 1
October 2015 Kilmarnock 1
November 2015 Inverness 1
  Hearts 1
December 2015 Dundee 1
  Celtic 2
January 2016 Hamilton 1
  Cove Rangers 1
February 2016 St Johnstone 1
  Partick Thistle 2
March 2016 Dundee United 1
  Aberdeen 1
Season 15/16 18  
July 2016 Annan 2
September 2016 Ross County 1
  Hamilton 4
November 2016 Partick Thistle 1
 December 2016  Celtic
   Hamilton 1
 January 2017  Rangers 1
   Ross County 1
 February 2017  Dundee  1
 April 2017  Rangers 1
   Inverness 1
   Dundee 1
 May 2017  Hamilton 1
Season 16/17 18  
 July 2017  Queen's Park 1
   Morton 1
August 2017 Ross County 1
  Hearts 1
September 2017 Kilmarnock 1
  Hibs 2
  Aberdeen 2
October 2017 Rangers 2
November 2017 Ross County 1
  Aberdeen 2
Season 17/18 14  
Running total FIFTY