Lee Lucas to join Motherwell

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee (Pic by John Devlin)
Motherwell manager Mark McGhee (Pic by John Devlin)

In a Motherwell Times exclusive, we can reveal that Welsh midfielder Lee Lucas will sign for Motherwell FC until Christmas within the next 48 hours.

’Well manager Mark McGhee revealed that the revenue received from Marvin Johnson’s recent sale had helped fund a deal for the 24-year-old former Swansea City player.

“Lee will sign until Christmas,” McGhee said.

“If we were better off I would sign him until the end of the season.

“We are still working on a shoestring financially, but when things get better he could sign for longer.

“Hopefully Lee will do very well between now and the January transfer window. Then we could maybe offer him another contract until the end of the season.”

McGhee expects Lucas – who played in a Betfred Cup tie against Annan in July after signing a short term deal which then expired on August 31 – to be a substitute for the home encounter with Hamilton Accies this Saturday.

“I don’t think Lee can play in our 4-4-2 formation yet,” the Fir Park boss added.

“First he would have to prove that he could play in the middle of the park with Keith Lasley or Craig Clay.

“The day we play three in midfield, Lee will be starting.

“Given the fact that Carl McHugh (delayed concussion) is still out, Lee is an important signing for us.

“He is a better passer than Craig, Las or Carl.”