He may be 195 miles from his native Burnley- but the Motherwell community have made Liam Grimshaw feel right at home in North Lanarkshire.
The versatile Englishman is one of Motherwell’s most experienced campaigners. He’s been at the club over two spells and has stayed put at Fir Park since 2017.
Motherwell gave him a platform in the senior game and he’s loved each of his stints at Fir Park, so much so he’s signed a contract extension until 2022.
Grimshaw’s taken to the hearts of Well fans everywhere. His performances have been solid and have contributed to Motherwell’s fantastic 2019/20 season so far.
Motherwell is a town similar to Burnley according to the Steelmen’s number four. It was a no-brainer to sign a new claret and amber deal says Grimshaw, in a place he’s grown to love.
“I’m delighted to get my contract sorted,” said Grimshaw. “I’m glad that I’ve signed for a couple of years. I can really focus on improving now.
“I love it here, I love the club and the area. I’ve been here quite a few years now and I think it’s important to be settled. It gives you that platform to improve your game.
“I like playing right-back. The more you play that position the more you improve, so I am enjoying that.
“If you’re settled in one position you’re learning about it every week whilst if you’re moving around it can be difficult to nail one of the positions down.
“It’s a really similar place to where I’m from. The people being down to earth is one of the main things you find and I really like living here. There’s plenty of stuff to do, whether that’s going to Glasgow or Edinburgh.
“I’ve been up to Loch Lomond too so it’s great. I’ve grown up watching Burnley and as a fan you just want to see people who give effort. If they can add a bit of quality to that then as a fan you’re delighted with that. So that’s what I try and do.”