James Scott’s January transfer to Hull City is helping Motherwell out immensely says chief executive Alan Burrows.
The Well are one of many clubs in limbo over what happens with the 2019/20 season. It’s currently suspended due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that has forced the cancellation of many sporting events worldwide.
SPFL outfits are looking at a very hard time financially as revenue streams lessen. Whilst Motherwell aren’t exempt from this, Scott’s move to Hull is certainly helping them through this period as the Fir Park chief calls for clarity.
“It’s been a very unusual, strange, unprecedented week or so,” Burrows told BT Sport. “It’s been a very difficult one to adapt. Our ambition over the last week is to make sure the business continues.
“We were lucky enough to sell a player in January, James Scott to Hull City. That’s helped significantly, without that we would probably have been in a far more difficult position than we are now.
“That’s not to say everything is rosy in the garden, it’s absolutely not like that, it would only take one or two very small things for things to become really difficult for us. We are managing it as best we can but what we need now is certainty.
“Certainty around business, what happens with the football club, what happens next season. As soon as we have those things, we can really start to plan.”
A great deal
Motherwell secured a seven-figure package for one of their top academy products on deadline day in January. Looking back on it, that was a pivotal bit of business for the Well.
A deal like that is big in normal circumstances for a team like Motherwell. But to get it prior to Scottish football’s meeting with potential financial meltdown is a great boost.
No doubt that like many, the Steelmen will encounter obstacles. But perhaps they have one or two less hurdles than other clubs will have.