Stephen Robinson has said players would need to leave Motherwell, before anyone arrives in January.

Motherwell have always ran a tight ship.

This will not change in January, despite having long term absentees in Trevor Carson, Chris Cadden, and Craig Tanner. Manager Stephen Robinson has conceded that Motherwell need to shift some of their current players before new stars come in.

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND – OCTOBER 06: Motherewell manager Stephen Robinson looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Livingston at Fir Park Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Cash remains a precious commodity at Fir Park, even though the club posted record club profits last week.

Speaking to the BBC, Robinson gave an insight into Motherwell’s winter window business.

“I haven’t got any money to replace anybody at this moment in time,” he said.

“It’ll have to be a case of trying to get people out. There’s players we have brought in, we perhaps have to move some of them on which we’ll do over the course of the next few weeks. That’s easier said than done. Once players have contracts it’s not quite as easy to do that.”

1st September 2018, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Motherwell; Conor Sammon of Motherwell challenges for the ball with Cammy Kerr of Dundee (photo by David Young/Action plus via Getty Images)

Motherwell were never going to be big spenders in January, but they could do with some additional players in the winter window, and that’s before anyone is shifted out the door.

Whilst Mark Gillespie and Rohan Ferguson seem reliable options in goal, Motherwell only have one recognised right wing-back in Richard Tait, and he is currently operating on the left. Liam Grimshaw has deputised well for Cadden at right wing-back, but an additional defender is needed to ensure complacency doesn’t begin to set in.

David Turnbull has filled Tanner’s role, but he is only young and may need an experienced head to push him for a starting berth.

It’ll be an interesting January window for Motherwell. There are clear candidates if Robinson chooses to trim his squad. Whether he wields the axe is another story.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MAY 19: Stephen Robinson manager of Motherwell applauds fans prior to the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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