Motherwell: Louis Laing says he will improve after transfer

Louis Laing in action for Motherwell
Laing made 13 appearances for Well

Louis Laing has promised Motherwell fans they will see improvement in his game now that he has made his stay at Fir Park more permanent.

The central defender arrived on loan from Nottingham Forest in January and signed a two-year contract this summer.

A debut red card and a troublesome groin problem hampered the 22-year-old's progress at Fir Park.

"I'm going to feel settled, I am going to be living here 24:7 and it's where I want to be," he said.

"Hopefully I can stay injury-free and keep on improving.

"The groin problem was a 12-month thing and the Hamilton game really aggravated it and put me out for four weeks."

Laing (right) in action during Motherwell's play-off win over Rangers
Laing (right) helped Motherwell defeat Rangers in the Premiership play-off final

Laing, who played 13 times for Well last season, was able to play in the Premiership play-off final win over Rangers.

"The Rangers games were even a doubt, but I got through the games and I've been through a lot of strengthening work in the summer," he said.

"I don't feel that is going to affect me this season. I feel as strong as I have ever been."

Laing signed on the same day that manager Ian Baraclough completed the transfer of striker Louis Moult from Wrexham and the defender feels Motherwell can push well up the table this season.

"The manager has shown an ambition," he added. "We all want to be top half and do as well as we can.

"Beating Rangers was a fantastic experience and we can take a lot of confidence from that into next season."