Stevie, at the ripe old age of 24, is the longest serving player at Motherwell having served six seasons since signing up in August 1999. He has worn the number three shirt for almost two hundred and fifty appearances and has been one of the first names on the teamsheet for years.
He was signed by Billy Davies and has since served with Eric Black and Terry Butcher. He was a regular in Bonhof's U21 squad and gained a full cap in 2004. His early promise faltered slightly this season but he remains the first player our keeper looks for as we build from the back.
An indication of his possible departure came at the last game of the season when he handed his boots to the fans in the East Stand. He has built a special relationship with the fans along that touchline and he has given them plenty to cheer about as he patrolled up and down the touchline.
The left footer managed only two goals – the first came in January 2002 when he volleyed at home against Dundee United and the second was a curling free kick from the corner of the box against Thistle in a 3-0 win at Fir Park in February 2004.
Hopefully Stevie will get the good move he clearly desires and will not haunt us in some form in a red jersey at Pittodrie. We wish him all the best in his career.