Stephen O’Donnell has committed to Motherwell for the rest of the season as he signs a contract extension at Fir Park.

The right-back has been subject of transfer speculation in recent weeks, Stoke City heavily linked with the Scotland international. But Graham Alexander has been able to persuade him to stay at Motherwell until the end of the season.

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O’Donnell has signed a new Motherwell deal amid Stoke City interest. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

O’Donnell joined the Steelmen at the start of the season after a fruitful stint at Kilmarnock that had him become a Scotland international. He has become a mainstay at Motherwell since the move, featuring 21 times.

He will now look to help keep Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership while also boost his own chances of going to Euro 2020 with Scotland in the summer, having made 16 appearances for the national side since 2018.


It caps off a busy Deadline Day at Fir Park, that has saw two new loan additions in winger Jordan Roberts and defender Eddie Nolan. Robbie Crawford has also signed a permanent deal following his loan stint from Livingston while Charles Dunne has extended his deal until May as his rehabilitation from injury continues.

Dunne’s sticking about. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Motherwell could make another signing after the transfer deadline should all go to plan.

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