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Stephen O’Donnell signs short-term contract at Motherwell

Deal includes the option to extend until the end of the season.

Stephen O’Donnell signs short-term contract at Motherwell SNS

Scotland international Stephen O’Donnell has signed a short-term contract at Motherwell until the next transfer window.

The deal for the 28-year-old, who left Kilmarnock at the end of last season, includes the option to extend it until the end of the season.

The right back, who has 11 caps for his country, said: “It’s a deal that suits everyone involved.

“Obviously there’s a few injuries and so the manager was looking for someone. When he came to me, I was delighted to sign up.

“I am a local boy, so it’s a great fit for me. And obviously, the chance to have another crack at Europe was a big factor.

“I feel I’ve a lot to prove at that level and to get that chance is important, especially with Scotland games on the horizon too.

“But first, I want to get playing games and help the team.”

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson added: “We’re delighted to add a player of Stephen’s experience.

“He will give us greater options in both full-back areas, especially at a time where we are lighter on numbers due to injuries.

“He’s an international-level defender who will bring a lot to our squad.”