EXCLUSIVE: Motherwell FC is pleased to announce the signing of former Celtic and Morton right-back Craig Reid." />

TV: Motherwell sign Craig Reid

Friday, February 21, 2014

Motherwell FC is pleased to announce the signing of former Celtic and Morton right-back Craig Reid.

Reid, 27, spent time at the club during the summer and was part of the pre-season trip to Spain. He also played 90 minutes against Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium, turning in a solid performance.

A deal looked likely, but Stephen McManus’ decision to choose Motherwell over Hibs meant there was no budget to bring the Irvine-born defender to Fir Park on a permanent basis at that time.

The former Scotland Youth International, who has experience playing European football with Queen of the South against FC Nordsjælland back in 2008, spent time on trial down south, but signed a short-term deal with his pervious club Morton that finished in late January.

I am delighted to be here, it’s great to have finally signed. I came in during the summer and I am familiar with the place, the boys and the management here.

And with Motherwell in the midst of an injury crisis, Reid’s addition to the end of the current season provides a welcome and timely boost to Stuart McCall’s squad.

Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, Reid, who goes straight into the squad for tonight’s game at Tannadice, said: “I am delighted to be here, it’s great to have finally signed.

“I came in during the summer and I am familiar with the place, the boys and the management here.

“I was disappointed things didn’t work out in the summer as I really wanted to come here, but Stuart McCall was always honest with me and I understood and appreciated that.

“I am here now though, I feel fit and I am looking forward to getting to started.”

-WATCH CRAIG’S FIRST INTERVIEW ONLY ON MFC TV--

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