Motherwell Football Club are today delighted to announce the signing of striker Michael Higdon on a two-year contract.
The 27-year old Liverpudlian, on the score sheet fifteen times for St Mirren last season, was out of contract after spending two years at St Mirren Park.
The 6ft 2’ striker started his career with Crewe and made his debut for the Railwaymen aged 20 in December of 2003.
He moved to Falkirk in the summer of 2007 and scored 17 goals in his two seasons at the Falkirk Stadium, including the winning goal at Inverness on the final day of the 2008/09 season to avoid relegation.
Gus McPherson took him to St Mirren in the summer of 2009 and he caught the eye in the last campaign, scoring some excellent goals and even a hat-trick against Lanarkshire neighbours Hamilton Accies.
Speaking exclusively to motherwellfc.co.uk, Higdon said, “I am really pleased to be here and I can’t wait to get going.
“Last season went very well for me; it was just unfortunate it had to end when it did because when you are scoring goals, you just want the games to keep coming. It was hard to leave St Mirren as I really enjoyed my time there; they are a good club and I wish them all the best for the future.
“However, the opportunity to work with Stuart McCall was a big attraction. A lot of people I know in football speak very highly of him and the club certainly seem to be progressing and heading in the right direction.”
‘Well boss Stuart McCall added, “When I was made aware that Michael didn’t want to go back down South, which was first reported, he was our number one striking target.
“If you look at the way the game is played in Scotland, you need a physical presence. And, allied with his goal scoring record, we are hoping he will be a good signing for Motherwell.
“I actually remember him from his days at Crewe as a young lad; I seen him play a few times both as a midfielder and a striker
“He came up to Scotland with Falkirk and did well and likewise at St Mirren, he enjoyed a good spell. His SPL record last year was 14 goals in 29 games – that’s almost one goal in every two games; terrific in anyone’s language let alone for a team who are fighting near the bottom.
“Hopefully with the way we play, with two wide men, we can create opportunities and Michael can take them.
Michael passed a medical and signed his contract this morning but will only be registered a Motherwell player when the Transfer Window re-opens next Thursday, 9th June 2011.