O’Brien hoping he has made his Mark

Mark O'Brien in action against Dundee United
Mark O'Brien in action against Dundee United

Mark O’Brien would love the Motherwell managerial situation to be sorted out so that he knows if he has a future at the club.

The central defender’s loan from Derby County runs out in January and the 22-year-old Irishman is hopeful of extending his career north of the border.

He said: “I was sold on what Motherwell had done previously when I came here, finishing second for the last two years in the league and European football.

“Everything has been brilliant, the lads have been great, as has the training, it’s just the results on the park that have been disappointing.

“If you are losing every week you are not going to enjoy yourself, but I’ve enjoyed playing regularly and hopefully can help to turn the results around in the coming weeks.

“It would be nice to see a manager come in to see if things change, but really it comes down to players.

“There is no reason the team picked on a Saturday can’t win games.

“From a personal point of view it would be brilliant if the new manager asked me to stay longer as it’s always nice to be wanted somewhere.

“I know there isn’t much for me at Derby, they have progressed and brought in new centre halves since I’ve gone out so you read between the lines.

“If I can make a living for myself playing at Motherwell then that’s good, but I just want to prove I have regained my fitness to create options for myself as well as making Motherwell an option.”

On Saturday ’Well welcome league leaders Celtic to Fir Park with kick-off at 12.45pm.