Motherwell assistant manager Keith Lasley is hopeful Allan Campbell will sign a new deal at Fir Park despite speculation surrounding the midfielder.
The Scotland U21s international has been manager Stephen Robinson’s standout performer this term. He’s been influential in the middle of the park but his contract has less than a year to run in Lanarkshire.
It’s resulted in the likes of Aberdeen and Hibs being linked with his signature as interest begins to mount. Lasley says that both parties are in talks over a new contract as he remains confident of the midfielder staying at the club beyond next week’s transfer deadline.
“We are in talks with Allan and we’d love him to stay, but if that time comes so be it,” said Lasley. “It will be right for him and right for the club. First and foremost, we want Allan in that Motherwell jersey for as long as we can
“He’s a fabulous young player and it’s what we do at this club; we promote our own talent and when the time is right they move on.
“We want as much time as we can to react so you have got to have plan B’s and C’s. That’s not just Allan, that’s across the squad, that’s part of managing a squad of players and we are no different. I think all clubs are the same.
“I’m hopeful (Campbell will be at the club beyond the transfer window). I know he’s loving his football and playing for the club. We are focused on Allan playing for Motherwell.
“From outside there’s possibly been a bit more focus, he’s added goals to his game which I think brings a bit more prominence. But how we value him and people within the game, they see a player with real determination to be the best he can be.
“The sky’s the limit for him. Technically he’s always improving but his attitude is unique and he’s someone to me who’s shown the determination he can go to the top. I certainly hope he does as they are the ones you do want to see go to the very top of the game.”
Incomings at Well?
Lasley has also provided a Motherwell transfer update ahead of their trip to Kilmarnock on Friday night.
The Well assistant says that the club are always looking at possible incomings, although they may not be able to control what happens going the other way: “We are always assessing the squad.
“We are hopeful that there may be something. Whether there is something outgoing is out of our control.
“But we wouldn’t be doing our job if we aren’t at least always looking to see what options are out there in terms of possibly strengthening the squad so we’ll see what happens.
“As always, I’m sure it’s going to be a hectic couple of days for the manager and Martin Foyle.
“We are constantly looking, let’s see what happens.”