Motherwell Football Club is today delighted to announce the return of the versatile Liam Grimshaw.
An academy graduate at Manchester Utd and a former captain of the Red Devil’s U21 side, Grimshaw enjoyed a loan stint at Fir Park two years ago, signing on deadline day back in September 2015.
His high-energy, committed style endeared him to the Steelmen faithful and his performances and impact improved almost on a weekly basis.
Indeed, by the time his stay was cut short in January 2016 to allow United to trade him on to Championship side Preston NE, the Fir Parkers were on a terrific unbeaten run, with the 22-year old at the heart of it.
Sadly, his big move to Deepdale didn’t get off to the best start as a knee injury ruled him out for the rest of the campaign almost immediately after making the switch.
Although he made a positive start to the 2016/17 season, first-team football dried up and he would eventually join League One Chesterfield on loan during the January 2017 Transfer Window, making thirteen appearances for the Spireites.
[pullquote]I am thankful to everyone at Motherwell for again showing faith in me and I aim to repay it in the best way possible over the next year.[/pullquote]
He returned to Preston in the summer, but hasn’t featured in new boss Alex Neil’s plans, and following a release, has joined on for an initial one-year deal, subject to registration formalities.
‘Well boss Stephen Robinson said: “When Grimmy became available it was a no-brainer for us, really.
“Not only does he give us fantastic versatility in that he can play in defence, full-back or in midfield, but he’s a superb character who will fit exactly with the type of mentality we’re trying to create here.
“He was popular with the supporters too because he’s one of these lads who will not only run all day, but is tough in the tackle with a never-say-die attitude. However, it’s important to remember that he’s got good ability and by the time he moved to Preston, he was providing us with a real threat from midfield.
“I am really looking forward to working with him again.”
Grimshaw, a member of the ‘Well Society, spoke of his delight at returning to the place where he has enjoyed his football the most: “I’m buzzing to be back as I only have amazing memories of the club and the supporters.
“It’s by far the best time I’ve had in football when I was last at Motherwell and it provided me with the launch pad I needed following years in the youths at United.
“I am thankful to everyone at Motherwell for again showing faith in me and I aim to repay it in the best way possible over the next year.”