Chris Cadden has joined Lanarkshire neighbours Albion Rovers on loan until the end of the season.
The 18-year old has been a virtual ever-present in Jonatan Johansson’s Under 20s team this season, netting five times from 21 appearances.
The promising attacking midfielder, who can also operate as a marauding full-back, made his debut for Motherwell’s first-team last season in the 4-1 home win over Hearts.
He also appeared off the bench in the dramatic 3-3 draw with Hibs and the fine 2-1 win over Inverness. He has the same number of appearances this term too, turning out against Ross County, Hamilton and Dundee.
[pullquote]He will be playing in a team full of confidence and if he can get that vital first-team experience, whilst helping Rovers achieve their objectives, then everyone can win[/pullquote]
He joins top-of-the-table Rovers, who are pushing for the League 2 Championship and automatic promotion, and will go into their squad for the weekend’s match against fifth-placed Annan.
‘Well boss Ian Baraclough said: “This is a great opportunity for Chris to get into competitive first-team action on a week-to-week basis.
“Rovers have an impressive set-up, with good people running the club and a solid, experienced management team in Darren Young and Sandy Clark.
“He will be playing in a team full of confidence and if he can get that vital first-team experience, whilst helping Rovers achieve their objectives, then everyone wins.
“We wish them both the very best of luck over the next few months.”