’Well boosted as trio sign up for another two years

Keith Lasley
Keith Lasley

Motherwell have been boosted for next season after captain Keith Lasley, defender Craig Reid and striker Craig Moore all agreed new two year contracts.

In his testimonial year 34-year-old Lasley was happy to sign on until 2016, which will probably see him finish his career at Fir Park.

He said: “After the real high at the end of the season, the summer is always a time of uncertainty, but it has been no secret I wanted to stay here and hopefully we can continue the great run the club has been on.

“I am delighted to sign on again and be a part of what will I hope will be another few successful years.

“We’ve managed to tie up most of the squad; the positive thing is the continuity, which should give us a platform to go again next season.”

’Well manager Stuart McCall was delighted to tie up the influential midfielder.

He said: “Keeping Keith at the club was imperative because he is such a huge influence both on and off the park.

“It’s often said in football that a team is only as good as the senior pros and there are few better than Las.”

Reid helped ’Well secure second spot in the Scottish Premiership with his winner at Pittodrie on the final day of the season.

He made no secret of his desire to stay having arrived from Morton in February.

Reid said: “I’ve loved it since I arrived at the club and I am looking forward to the next two years.

“It was incredible just how things went for me last season, particularly the way the season finished.

“With a good, settled pre-season behind me, I just can’t wait to get going again.”

Moore is set to miss the start of the season after ungoing surgery on the ACL he injured in the penultimate game of the season against Inverness.

He has vowed to make an impact on his return, but refused to set any dates.

Moore said: “The club have been excellent and have shown a great deal of faith in me that I will repay.

“Obviously, it wouldn’t be right to put a time frame on my return, but I am certainly hopeful it will be ahead of the normal schedule.”