Following the conclusion of the 2019/20 season, we can now update you on our first team squad going forward.
We are saying goodbye to our club captain Peter Hartley, 2019/20 ever-present Mark Gillespie and full-back Richard Tait.
Hartley leaves after three years at Fir Park, during which he made 66 appearances in central defence.
He took over the captaincy from Carl McHugh in 2018/19 and featured heavily this campaign as the club took third spot in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
Goalkeeper Gillespie departs after two years in North Lanarkshire.
With 25 clean sheets and a 47% penalty save percentage in 67 appearances, his 17 shutouts in 2019/20 had him challenging to match Trevor Carson’s record 20, before the season was curtailed.
Richard Tait was a popular figure on and off the field at the club, having signed from Grimsby Town in the summer of 2016.
The 30-year-old made 12 Premiership starts last season, taking his overall tally to 142 in claret and amber across four campaigns.
Also departing from the first team squad are goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson, midfielder Christian Ilic, youth academy product Adam Livingstone and forward Christy Manzinga.
Rolando Aarons, Mikael Ndjoli and Mark O’Hara return after loan spells to their parent clubs Newcastle United, AFC Bournemouth and Peterborough United respectively.
We have been discussing with Charles Dunne the possibility of a short-term deal, allowing him to get back to full fitness at the club before he is assessed over a potential longer contract.
“I’d like to thank every player who is leaving for their efforts during their time at the club,” said Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson.
“They leave us with our best wishes for the future.”
Everyone at the club would like to thank those moving on this summer, and wish them all the best.
The following players will leave after either turning down an offer of a new deal or their contract expiring
- Rohan Ferguson
- Mark Gillespie
- Peter Hartley
- Christian Ilic
- Adam Livingstone
- Christy Manzinga
- Richard Tait
The following players’ loan periods are coming to an end
- Rolando Aarons
- Mikael Ndjoli
- Mark O’Hara
The following players have been offered extended deals
- Charles Dunne
- Christopher Long
- Barry Maguire
- Peter Morrison
- Harry Robinson
- Yusuf Hussain