McCall hunting for new faces

The Fir Park side were without Tom Hateley due to injury and

Chris Humphrey was only fit to be a substitute in Sunday’s 1-1 home

draw against St Mirren.

Micheal Higdon took advantage of some poor defending by Lee Mair

and slotted beyond Craig Samson to open the scoring in the first


St Mirren pressed for an equaliser throughout the remainder of

the match and the home side’s Shaun Hutchinson was dismissed in the

closing stages.

In the last minute of injury-time Steven Thompson forced an

excellent save from Darren Randolph before substitute Thomas Reilly

bundled the ball into the net.

“Overall there was no doubt that St Mirren deserved a share of

the spoils,” said McCall.

“The young guys did great and it was probably one of the

youngest teams that Motherwell have ever fielded.

“We are trying to strengthen the squad, I don’t want to bring in

players that won’t improve the team, but we need bodies in.”

Motherwell finished third in the SPL last season, and with

Rangers no longer a factor the Steelmen are hoping for another high


But McCall said: “It’s proving difficult in bringing in players

from England – I wouldn’t hold your breath for stellar signings but

we hope to bring in some squad players.”

Danny Lennon is hoping his St Mirren team can build on their


The Paisley side battled throughout the match and earned a

deserved point through Reilly’s equaliser.

“It’s important that we start to string these type of

performances on a consistent basis,” said manager Lennon.

“We can look at Motherwell and the consistency they had away

from home last season and take hope from that – it was so important

in them qualifying for Europe.

“Our response to the early goal was top drawer, we make no

mistake of the way we want to go about the game and when you do

that you will take risks.

“We certainly deserved something from the game, there’s no doubt

about it, we are delighted for Thomas Reilly, it’s very much a club

where the older lads help the younger lads.”