Motherwell have today made a trio of signings with Ben Heneghan, Richard Tait and Jacob Blyth all joining the club.
6ft 4 inch centre defender Heneghan, 22, signs after two successful years at National League side Chester. The club were able to beat off stiff competition from English Championships clubs to secure the England C International on a two-year contract.
Galashiels-born right back Richard Tait, 26, was with Nottingham Forest before joining Tamworth. He played almost 200 games with the Lambs before spells with Cambridge and Grimsby, this year winning promotion to League 2 via the Playoffs. He joins the club on a three-year deal and will wear the number 2 shirt.
Jacob Blyth is a 6ft 3 inch striker who joins the club from Premiership champions Leicester City. The 23-year old had a prolific start in the English National League before being bought by the Foxes in 2012. Although never have played for the King Power Stadium side, he’s enjoyed loan spells at Northampton, Burton, Cambridge and, most recently, Blackpool. The front man has signed a two-year deal with a third year option.
[pullquote]We are delighted to have secured all three lads as in all each situation, we had to battled hard against clubs on both sides of the border.[/pullquote]
‘Well boss Mark McGhee said: “We are delighted to have secured all three lads as in all each situation, we had to battled hard against clubs on both sides of the border.
“All three have been identified via our scouting network, headed up by Martin Foyle, and we’ve really done our homework on them all.
“Ben will come in and battle it out with Kieran Kennedy, Louis Laing and Stephen McManus for a centre back position and Richard is an experienced and talented right back who had a really strong season at Grimsby.
“Jacob gives us something we’ve not really got in attack, which is a big, powerful, strong centre forward who will run in behind.
“I am really looking forward to working with them all when we start on Monday. We’ve got other areas of the park we’re looking to strengthen, and will continue trying to nail our top targets.”