Motherwell beat deadline with two signings

Last updated : 02 February 2009 By Firparkcorner
Mark McGhee had implied before Porter was sold that if the English striker did move on we would look to replace him with a loan rather than real transfer. Bringing in Cillian Sheridan, a youngster with SPL experience, was probably the best we could do in the time available and with our budget.

We hope to see him celebrating in better colours
Sheridan has shown some potential in his outings for Celtic but he has also had his share of poor games as well. It is unlikely he will be a starter ahead of Sutton and Clarkson at first but he is a more than capable alternative to have on the bench alongside Murphy.

Predictably there is little known about Semih Aydilek although he too seems to be a talent. The tall forward can play both up front and out on the wing and moved to Birmingham instead of continuing his development with Eintracht Frankfurt in 2007. He is part of the German national set up at youth level which, while not conclusive proof of competence, does suggest he should be technically capable.

Loan players like this are always a gamble but Mark McGhee deserves credit for boosting the pool with what looks like two decent additions.

We wish both players well in their time at Fir Park.