I continue my season reviews with Alex Gorrin. He has recently been linked with a move to Aberdeen. He’s also been the centre of speculation down south. The Daily Record reported in March that a host of Championship clubs were after the Spaniard.
Most recently though, according to the Scottish Sun, it’s Aberdeen who want him. There are also some MLS clubs reportedly in for the midfielder. He has his end of season form to thank for all this attention.
The-ex Sunderland youngster did well for Motherwell during the latter stages of last season. Whilst he had played some decent stuff, Gorrin didn’t set the world on fire. He was also posted missing for the first six months of the campaign.
Not even Gorrin could have predicted all of this speculation a short time ago.
Gorrin would perhaps benefit from more time at Motherwell
Whilst the Spaniard was a part of Stephen Robinson’s regular starting XI in the second half of the campaign, he didn’t really show up until January.
Before that he’d played just eight times, making four starts. He was left out of several squads as he struggled to get to grips with Scottish football. He even featured in a Motherwell Colts side against Ross County, where he struggled with the physicality of the game.
After January though he was decent for the most part. Gorrin is a battler in the middle, and when he wins the ball, he can spread it across the park with ease.
He was a good player for Robinson during the back end of last season. Will he be a massive miss now he is a free agent, after deciding not to stay at Fir Park? Initially yes but he can be replaced pretty easily.
Motherwell only seen what Gorrin was capable of in the last 10 games or so. There are still clear flaws in his game. He picks up silly bookings, is sometimes found out of position and still slightly struggles in physical battles.
Another season at Fir Park could have seen him iron those out. Regardless, he looks set for bigger things. Whether he can hit the ground running is another question.
Overall Gorrin was decent enough for the Well during 2018/19, but improvements have to be made if he wants to be a success at a bigger club.