Motherwell complete signing of Andy Halliday from Hearts

The 32-year-old joins Stuart Kettlewell's side on an initial loan deal that will become permanent in the summer.

Motherwell complete signing of Andy Halliday from Hearts SNS Group

Motherwell have completed the signing of Hearts midfielder Andy Halliday.

The 32-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, has moved to Fir Park on a six-month load deal that is set to become permanent in the summer.

The former Rangers player is looking for more game time after making only six appearances for the Tynecastle club this season.

He will go straight into the squad for the Scottish Cup game against Alloa on Saturday.

Halliday signed for Hearts in 2020 and helped the club to the Championship title in his first season.

But he has since fallen out of favour under Steven Naismith, making only three league appearances as well as one in the League Cup and two in Europe.

He is now on his way to North Lanarkshire as Stuart Kettlewell bolsters his squad for the second half of the season.

When the move was confirmed on Friday, Kettlewell said: “I’m delighted we have been able to get Andy on board,” manager Stuart Kettlewell said.

“There was other clubs interested in Andy so the fact he has came here, says a lot for me.

“To get a player with the ability, experience and versatility that Andy possesses is a huge positive for us. It will give everyone a boost going into our next match.”

Halliday, who will wear number 11 at his new club, said: “It’s a good feeling to be here.

“I’m looking forward to the game tomorrow and seeing all the supporters at Fir Park.”

On Monday Motherwell confirmed the loan-signing of Celtic youngster Adam Montgomery until the end of the season.

But they suffered a blow a few days later when on-loan forward Mika Biereth was recalled to Arsenal.

The Steelmen are currently ninth in the Premiership table and only one point off the relegation play-off place after only one win from their last 17 games.

They return to action against Alloa in the Scottish Cup this weekend following a two-week winter break before travelling to St Johnstone when the Premiership restarts a week later.

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