Defeat for ’Well boss McCall in driving licence battle

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall

Motherwell FC manager Stuart McCall landed a six-month driving ban hours before his side beat Inverness Caley Thistle 2-1 in their final home SPL game of the season last night.

The 49-year-old got some unwanted points on his licence for speeding at 91 miles an hour on the M74 at Abington.

He already had points for previous offences and the latest triggered a ban under the totting up process.

McCall failed to persuade Lanark Justice of the Peace Court to let him keep his licence because of ‘exceptional hardship’.

The former Scotland star told his solicitor, Kevin McCarron, he relied on his licence to drive to York to visit his father who is 89 and suffers from dementia.

Mr McCarron said McCall’s dad - a former professional footballer himself - would suffer from not seeing him.

He told Justice John Robertson: “They talk about football and there’s no doubt the visits benefit my client’s dad. They keep him going.”

However, the justice rejected the plea for leniency and also fined McCall £170.