Motherwell Football Club can today confirm Jack McMillan has left the club to join Livingston.
McMillan, a product of the club’s youth academy, broke into the first team squad back in early 2016/17.
But he has failed to nail down a regular first team berth and currently finds himself down the pecking order for a place in the starting 11.
The 20-year-old right back had been on loan at the Tony Macaroni Arena this term and boss David Hopkin indicated his desire to make the more permanent.
Although his contract at ‘Well had one more year to run, with regular first-team football looking unlikely, the club has allowed the player to switch to the Championship club to continue his career development. Motherwell have protected their interests with a sizable sell-on clause.
McMillan leaves having made 16 appearances in claret and amber, 10 of them as a starter.
“Jack is a great kid and we didn’t want to hold him back from making a career from the game,” ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson said of the departure.
“With Richard Tait, Liam Grimshaw and Chris Cadden all pushing for a spot on the right, it made life for Jack that more difficult.
“However, this move will allow him to continue to develop himself and at the same time protects the club should he do well. We wish him every success at his hometown club.’
McMillan added: “I obviously leave Motherwell with a bit of a heavy heart, having came through the system there.
“However, I also want to thank the club and the manager for their honesty and allowing me to go and progress my career in the game.
“We’ve left each other on good terms and I wish everyone at Fir Park all the very best for the future. For my part, I am excited about the challenges that lie ahead.”
Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to thank Jack for his contribution whilst at Fir Park and wish him every success in his future career.