Motherwell FC is delighted to confirm the permanent signing of former Sunderland and Nottingham Forest defender Louis Laing.
The 22-year old former England Youth International started his career at Sunderland and made his Premiership debut for the Black Cats against Wolves back in May 2011.
He also spent a brief loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers before signing for the then Stuart Pearce led Forest last summer.
He was farmed out to near neighbours Notts County in September before opting to join on at Fir Park during the January Transfer Window.
He impressed as the games went on, building up a solid partnership with Stephen McManus. He scored his first senior goal, a bullet header against Inverness CT at Fir Park, and his assured performances alongside McManus were a feature of the Play-off victory over Rangers.
[pullquote]I’m delighted and after such an enjoyable last six months of last season, I couldn’t be happier.[/pullquote]
The 6ft 2 in centre back has signed a two-year deal and has joined the club for pre-season training today. He has been given the number five shirt for the new campaign.
And speaking to motherwellfc.co.uk, he said: “I’m delighted and after such an enjoyable last six months of last season, I couldn’t be happier.
“I’ve got a bit of security for the next two years at a fantastic club with fantastic fans and a fantastic manager.
“I didn’t have a great start last season, getting sent off in the first game, but after that I hit the ground running and it was a really enjoyable experience. I’m delighted to be back.”