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
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.”