Motherwell: Defender Stephen McManus joins Motherwell

Stephen McManus

Former Celtic captain Stephen McManus has become Motherwell's sixth summer signing.

The 30-year-old defender has joined on a one-year deal after the expiry of his contract at Middlesbrough.

McManus, capped 26 times for Scotland, had endured an injury-ravaged time at the Riverside Stadium.

"I always had an idea then that I was going to come here; even though it was a hard decision given other clubs were interested," he said.

"From the minute I came in the door for the first time, there was a real family atmosphere and that is what drew me to the club.

"I just can't wait to get started, I will give it my best shot and we will see how it goes."

McManus moved to Boro from Celtic for £1.5m in July 2010 after 12 years with the Glasgow club.

However, injury blighted his stay in England's north-east and a loan spell at Bristol City was also curtailed by injury.

Paul Lawson, Iain Vigurs, John Sutton, Fraser Kerr and Gunnar Nielsen are 'Well's other signings this transfer window.

Comments

Join the conversation

These comments are now closed.

68 comments