Motherwell wait on deals with four key players

McCall hopes to retain the services of midfielder Jennings
McCall hopes to retain the services of midfielder Jennings

Motherwell are still waiting to hear from four key players who have been offered new two-year contracts.

Well manager Stuart McCall wants to retain midfielders Steve Jennings and Keith Lasley along with defenders Stevie Hammell and Tim Clancy.

Second-string goalkeeper Lee Hollis has been offered a 12-month deal.

The side who finished third in the Scottish Premier League have already lost veteran captain and defender Stephen Craigan, who has retired.

Midfielder Lasley has been with Motherwell since leaving Plymouth in 2006
Midfielder Lasley has been with Motherwell since leaving Plymouth in 2006

And they previously announced that 23-year-old midfielder Ross Forbes was being released along with winger Steven Lawless (21), defenders Ross McKinnon (19) and Jordan Halsman (20), midfielder Jamie Pollock (20) and striker Gary Smith (20).

Lawless has since signed a two-year contract with First Division outfit Partick Thistle.

But 18-year-old winger Josh Watt has penned a new one-year contract to be part of the Motherwell's under-20 squad.

He joins striker Lee Erwin and defender Euan Murray, both 18, in extending his stay at Fir Park.

Defenders Adam Cummins (19) and Zaine Francis-Angol (18), plus midfielder Steven Hetherington (19), have been offered new one-year deals.

The 27-year-old Jennings joined Motherwell after leaving Tranmere Rovers in 2009 and reports have suggested the Englishman has already rejected an offer from League Two outfit Rotherham United as he wishes to remain at Fir Park.

Clancy joined Well after the 27-year-old Irish defender was released by SPL rivals Kilmarnock in August and has also been quoted as stating his desire to remain part of McCall's squad.

Lasley has been with Motherwell since the 32-year-old midfielder left Plymouth Argyle in 2006.

Hammell is in his second spell at Fir Park, the 30-year-old defender returning to the club in 2008 after a spell with Southend United.

The 26-year-old Hollis has made only two first-team appearances since signing from Airdrie United in 2010.

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