Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson has provided comments on his goalkeeper situation as former Millwall star Jordan Archer arrives at Fir Park.
The one-cap Scotland international has signed a short-term deal with the Steelmen. His previous clubs include Tottenham and Fulham, strongly associated with Millwall after 166 Den appearances.
Archer arrives at Fir Park to help provide cover for Trevor Carson, who will now be out until 2021 with a knee injury after taking a knock in last weekend’s 4-0 win over Ross County.
“We’ve moved quickly after learning that Trevor would be out for a prolonged period,” said Robinson of the move for Archer. “To be able to bring in a ‘keeper of Jordan’s quality is fortunate and he will challenge Aaron Chapman for the jersey.
“Jordan has been capped by Scotland and played games in the Championship and League One in England. He arrives with a strong pedigree. We had a decision whether to bring someone else in or bring back PJ Morrison from his loan at Falkirk.
“Given that PJ is likely to play for them this weekend and stake a claim for a regular spot, we felt it was best for his development to remain there.”
Whilst delighted to bring in Archer, Robinson is gutted for number one Carson, who will undergo surgery on Friday to sort his knee issue. Motherwell’s boss says the Northern Irishman has his full support
“It is a blow to lose Trevor,” said Robinson. “He has done so well since he’s got back into the side and also getting back into the national team.
“We will support him through his recovery and hope that he makes a quick and full return to fitness.”