Time for some stability now that the window has shut

Last updated : 03 September 2019 By John Wilson

The long summer transfer window has ended and we can look forward to a few months of stability in the Fir Park dressing room.  Motherwell started business early and finished late.

‘Well fans were treated to a flurry of announcements on the final day of the summer window.  Mark O’Hara became the eleventh import as Stephen Robinson captured the 23 year old attacking midfielder on a season long loan from Peterborough.  His arrival coincided with the departure of Craig Tanner who declined the offered terms and the loan of Adam Livingstone to Morton.


The new boy will find the ten earlier signings already well established with the routine.  Declan Gallagher was signed on a pre-contract well before the window and he has become a fixture at the heart of our defence.

Devante Cole is the other loanee on the books.  He joined from Wigan and to date he has been a regular second half substitute.

Wingers Sherwin Seedorf and Jermaine Hylton both scored against Hibs at the weekend and play a key role in the manager’s 4:3:3 formation.

Jake Carroll (left back), Liam Polworth (midfield) and Chris Long are now familiar starters in the reconstructed side. 

Casper Sloth, Christian Ilic and Christian Manzinga make up the eleven signings.

Let’s not ignore the contribution of the players who were already resident in Fir Park.  In the opening four league fixtures of this campaign the manager has tended to start the game with five of the new boys.  The DLWW run has Motherwell well placed in the table and ready for a decent season.