Motherwell assistant manager Keith Lasley says the return of supporters to Fir Park for the Premier Sports Cup match against Queen of the South will be ’emotional.’

The 41-year-old has signed a new deal to bring his contract in line with manager Graham Alexander and fellow assistant Chris Lucketti, extending his 20-year association with Motherwell after first arriving as a player in 1999. It comes on the eve 0f 2,000 ‘Well supporters coming back to Fir Park for the first time since March 2020.

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Lasley is sticking about. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Alexander’s side kicked off their Group F campaign with a 1-0 win over Queen’s Park on Wednesday and Lasley, delighted to extend his stay with the club, says their first home match will be a big day:  “It’s going to be pretty emotional to be honest.

“It was pretty difficult last year for everyone but it clarified what football is about. It’s an exciting season and with the fans being back tomorrow it will be a pretty special moment – it’s been a happy week for me personally.

“It’s about the fans, first and foremost, especially at a club like ours where they play such a big part, on and off the pitch. We’ve missed them greatly. To have them back in the stadium and that energy back for the team and club, it’s going to be pretty special.

“There’s been a lot of highs and lows along the way but on the whole, this football club has been fantastic to me and my family. It’s played such a big part in my life and it continues to do so. It’s something that I’ll never take for granted and it’s the opposite of that, I want to push every single day to push the club forward.”

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