With the 2021/22 season at an end, we can provide supporters with the following update on players’ contracts.
Liam Grimshaw departs having spent five-and-a-half seasons at Fir Park across two spells, making over 130 appearances in claret and amber. The tenacious utility player has been a popular figure amongst the ‘Well support, but has found first team opportunities limited over the last year.
Northern Irish international Liam Donnelly departs after 70 outings in four seasons. The versatile midfielder, who more recently showed his qualities in the defensive line, clocked up 13 goals for Motherwell and also two caps for his country.
Also exiting is Mark O’Hara, who spent three seasons in claret and amber following a move from Peterborough United in 2019. Playing in a variety of positions, Mark made 74 appearances and scored six goals, but has opted to depart for St Mirren.
Other names leaving Fir Park are Darragh O’Connor, Justin Amaluzor, Jordan Roberts, PJ Morrison, Victor Nirennold and youngster Cody McLeod. Liam Shaw will return to his parent club, Celtic, following the end of his loan spell.
“I want to thank everyone who is leaving Motherwell this summer for their effort during their time with the club,” manager Graham Alexander said.
“The likes of Liam Grimshaw, Liam Donnelly and Mark O’Hara have been in our first team for extended periods, so I want to pay particular tribute to them. Although Grimmy didn’t feature as much as he would like, for me he was always a fantastic professional and trained hard every single day, and that says a lot about the type of person he is.
“Any time Liam or Mark featured they gave everything, so I want to thank them both too. PJ Morrison has also been with the club from a very young age, but we both agreed he needed to kick his career on by playing regularly every week.
“Everyone leaving has made their mark in some way, big or small, and we wish them well for the future careers, wherever that takes them.”
The following players will leave at the expiry of their contract or return to their parent club at the end of their loan:
- Justin Amaluzor
- Liam Donnelly
- Liam Grimshaw
- Mark O’Hara
- Cody McLeod
- PJ Morrison
- Victor Nirennold
- Darragh O’Connor
- Jordan Roberts
- Liam Shaw (end of loan – Celtic FC)
The following player has been offered an extended deal: