Jamaican winger Omar Daley celebrated his protracted move to Motherwell finally being completed by taking team mate Nicky Law out for dinner.
The players were together at Bradford City and Rotherham and when Daley was released from Valley Parade in the summer new ’Well signing Law put in a word with Fir Park boss Stuart McCall who worked with both men at the League Two outfit.
Daley said: “Nicky knew I was out of a job and had a chat with the manager. That’s how everything started to fall in place.
“He won’t be getting an agent’s fee, but I did take him to Nando’s so hopefully that will be enough!
“It’ll be good to work with the manager again as he knows what I can do.
“His man management skills are right up there. He gave me the confidence to go out and do my best at Valley Parade and with a bit of luck the same will happen here.”
The 64 times capped Reggae Boy was given international clearance to join ’Well two months ago, but it’s taken all that time for his work permit to be approved.
He said: “It’s been a long process. I just give thanks it’s over and I have now signed for Motherwell.
“My fitness is fine and I’m ready to go”.
Daley made his ’Well debut as a second half substitute in the 3-0 defeat to St Johnstone on Saturday, a match in which McCall said his side were ‘the worst we’ve been’.
’Well were back in action on Tuesday night as they lost on penalties against Hibernian in the Scottish Communities League Cup and will be hoping to get back to winning ways on Saturday when they host struggling Aberdeen in the SPL.
Full story in September 22 edition of Times & Speaker