Motherwell make John Sutton best offer - Stuart McCall

Motherwell striker John Sutton
Sutton's goalscoring has been important for Motherwell this season

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall insists the club have made the best offer they can make to keep striker John Sutton.

Sutton scored twice as Motherwell fought back from three goals down to claim a draw at Hearts.

"He can't do any more because we've offered him the best we can offer him," McCall told BBC Scotland.

"I'm delighted and really proud of the way they played, the spirit they showed and the football that they played."

Sutton is out of contract at the end of the season and his brace in Edinburgh took his season's goal tally for the season to 17.

Indeed, after the game, opposition manager Jim Jefferies played down a link with signing Sutton.

And McCall said: "He's showed that he's enjoying himself here. He likes coming into work every day.

"We've made him the best offer we can possibly make him. Himself and his agent understand that.

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall
McCall was delighted by Motherwell's comeback at Tynecastle

"Naturally, we'd love him to stay. He's done terrifically well. But, I've said before, sometimes the grass isn't always greener."

Well trailed 2-0 at half-time at Tynecastle and lost a further goal before Sutton headed the visitors back into the match.

Tom Hateley's free-kick evaded everyone in the box before finding the net and Sutton nodded home the equaliser late on.

"That's what they've shown in the last month, they've backed each other up, they've gone to the last minute," added McCall.

"Fair play to both sets of players, they've played a great game. It could've been 6-6.

"They hit the post, we hit the post, there were chances galore, really good entertaining attacking football and it was a great, great advert for Scottish football.

"Some of our play was outstanding, so was Hearts'."

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