Club versus country as Ojamaa gets a cap call

Henrik Ojamaa is action against Morton in the Scottish Cup
Henrik Ojamaa is action against Morton in the Scottish Cup

MOTHERWELL could be without new star Henrik Ojamaa for the trip to Celtic Park later this month.

The 20-year-old striker has netted five goals in six appearances since arriving at Fir Park last month and has been rewarded with his first call-up to the Estonian national side.

This comes just days after he signed a new two-and-a-half year deal with the Steelmen.

Estonia play a friendly against El Salvador in Los Angeles on Wednesday, February 29, just four days after ’Well travel to face league leaders Celtic, with a trip to Dunfermline coming three days later.

Ojamaa is delighted to get international recognition, but will have to discuss the matter with club boss Stuart McCall before deciding whether to travel to America.

He said: “The international game might be a distraction given our fixtures at Motherwell.

“A lot of our players are in Scandinavia, Estonia and Russia. Those leagues are off at the moment so I understand why the game is being played, but for me it’s a crucial part of the season.

“I’m going to speak to Stuart McCall and then contact the Estonian FA, but I don’t think anyone would be too angry if I didn’t go given the fixtures we have.”

Ojamaa was on the scoresheet as ’Well demolished First Division Morton 6-0 at Fir Park in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

They will now host the winners of the Aberdeen/Queen of the South replay over the weekend of March 10/11.

’Well are back in league action on Saturday as they travel to Paisley to face a St Mirren side who have gone six SPL matches without a win since beating Rangers on Christmas Eve.

Full story in February 9 edition of Times & Speaker