Liam Grimshaw has had an extended stay in North Lanarkshire – and the Motherwell man says he’s still enjoying life at Fir Park.
The versatile player first appeared in claret and amber in 2015 on loan from Manchester United. He spent six months in the Scottish Premiership initially before a permanent return in 2017.
He’s been at Motherwell ever since, making 117 appearances overall, with January set to mark four full years at the club. Grimshaw says he’s always happy at his home from home.
“I suppose it is a long time for a player to be at a club in the modern game,” said Grimshaw. “I have always been happy here and I enjoy coming to work. If everyone enjoys going to work, you are happy.
“I’ve always enjoyed playing here and I just want to do well for the club. We’ve been lucky in the last few years, we have had some unbelievable times, cup finals, European football.
“We played well in that too. Sometimes in life you have good times and bad times. You just have to stay positive and keep believing in each other, things do turn around.”
Motherwell return to Premiership action tonight against Kilmarnock, both sides needing a victory. Robinson’s team haven’t won since October 31 while Killie have lost their last five Premiership matches.
Adjusting to his new role in recent weeks at left-wing-back, Grimshaw says the tide is close to turning: “I think we’re on the cusp of it changing. In the last couple of games we’ve played well.
“We got a good result against Aberdeen where it could have gone either way, really, and then at the weekend we had plenty of chances in probably one of our better performances.
“I think performances have been half-decent so if we can keep turning those in we’ll get results The feeling in the dressing room is that things are about to turn. We are getting there.
“It’s a different position for me but if you do play football, you should be able to play most positions. Obviously it comes with different challenges but if you are willing to learn you can play any position.”