Motherwell have eased their striker shortage by signing Wales Under-21 international Jack Vale on loan from Blackburn until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old, who has made 25 appearances for Rovers since graduating from their academy, has previously spent time on loan at Rochdale, Halifax and Lincoln.
Prior to Vale’s arrival, Theo Bair was Motherwell’s only available senior striker after the departures of Mika Biereth, Conor Wilkinson and Oli Shaw plus a hamstring tear for Jon Obika.
Manager Stuart Kettlewell told Well’s website: “It’s great to get Jack in as he plays in an area of the pitch we have been desperately trying to recruit.
“He has got plenty experience at Championship level for a boy his age and he is highly regarded at Blackburn.
“Jack has found the back of the net regularly at under-21 level in England and this loan will provide him with a platform and opportunity to do the same again in Scotland.”
Vale follows Blackburn team-mate Georgie Gent in making the loan move to Fir Park.
“I’m really happy to be here,” said the forward.
“I’ve seen how well Georgie has done here and I want to try and do something similar. I want to use this loan move to try and get myself more first-team appearances at Blackburn.”
Vale became Well’s fifth signing of the January window following the recruitment of Sam Nicholson, Callan Elliot, Adam Montgomery and Andy Halliday.
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