More to Louis than just scoring goals

Louis Moult (right) joins Louis Laing to model Motherwell's new strips which echo past eras of success at the club.
Louis Moult (right) joins Louis Laing to model Motherwell's new strips which echo past eras of success at the club.

Louis Moult describes himself as a “clever player” and says he would have been “stupid” to turn down a move to Motherwell.

The Fir Park club splashed out on the Wrexham striker last week after scoring 33 goals in the Conference Premier in the last two seasons.

Moult said: “The Conference is a competitive league, but I think the standard up here is much better and I’m really excited.

“I signed a new deal at Wrexham just after Christmas and I was really happy there, but when an opportunity like this came along I would be stupid to turn it down, not just for myself, but for my family too.

“I have signed a three-year deal, which is the longest of my career, I have enjoyed good one-year stints at the likes of Wrexham and Nuneton, but hopefully I can get settled and score as many goals as possible.

“I was actually surprised to be offered three years, but now I have to repay the manager for believing in me and bringing me to this club and that’s what I am going to do.”

Despite regularly finding the net Moult says he isn’t just a poacher.

He said: “I think there is a bit more to my game than just scoring goals.

“I’m a clever player, I like to link up the play and should link up well with the likes of Marvin Johnson and Lionel Ainsworth, I play with a lot of passion, by working hard I’ll become a better player.

“When I started at Stoke everything was handed to you, but I dropped down the league to the point I was working part-time as a painter while at Nuneton and I think that sort of experience makes you as a person.”