Motherwell boss insists star is ‘going nowhere’ after seeking loan exit

Motherwell manager Graham Alexander watched Connor Shields score his first goal for the Steelmen in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Hearts and insisted he’s going nowhere after recently considering a loan move away from Fir Park.

The former Queen of the South star joined Motherwell in the summer but has struggled to really get going and Alexander revealed that he’d recently had talks with him over a possible loan move – however the Well boss is adamant he is more than capable of scoring regularly for his side.


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Hailing his maiden strike for Motherwell, Alexander was overjoyed to see his side beat “unbelieveable” Craig Gordon twice as they put in a “brilliant” shift against the Jambos yesterday.

“It’s a big goal for Connor. I had a conversation with him a few weeks ago. He was maybe looking to go out on loan and I told him he’s going nowhere,” Alexander said.

“He will score goals for us in the Premiership, without a shadow of a doubt.

“I don’t think anyone can complain with the result and I thought it was a brilliant performance. I’ve played with Craig Gordon, he’s an unbelievable goalkeeper.

“It was great to see him work so hard today and great to see us beat him twice as well.”

Motherwell were well worth their win yesterday and after winning their last two games, Alexander’s side need to put together a consistent run of results at a vital point of the season.

With a trip to Dundee next weekend, there’s an excellent chance for the Steelmen to continue their winning ways and pick up another massive three points to help them push for European football next season.

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