What Does the Future Hold for Motherwell’s Blair Spittal?

After losing Mika Biereth, the last thing Motherwell need is to lose another quality player. That may happen as star playmaker Blair Spittal’s contract is up at the end of the season. Spittal has yet to sign a new deal and was linked with St Mirren in the January transfer window. Steelmen manager Stuart Kettlewell has high hopes of keeping his key man beyond the summer, saying:



“Everyone will know we want Blair to be a Motherwell player for as long as possible. I would move heaven and earth to have him here for as long as we possibly could. Since I walked in the door in February last year, he has played almost every minute. I generally don’t take him off the pitch because I can trust him with my life with how he goes about his business.”


“I signed him for Ross County and the growth in Blair has been exceptional. He has been performing to an unbelievable level for us all season. I don’t think I can tell you a game where he’s not been over a seven out of 10. Against Rangers and Celtic, I watch him in these games, and he is top drawer. The guys round about him will thrive and know the movements they can make when you have that ability to find them.”



The 28-year-old burst onto the scene in 2015 scoring a brace for Dundee United in the Dundee derby. Since then, he’s had two spells at Partick Thistle and Ross County but is now finally finding his feet at Fir Park. Spittal is having the season of his life scoring 10 goals with eight assists, opening the scoring before halftime against Celtic. However, the defending champions would draw level after halftime at Motherwell, with Adam Idah completing his brace in the 94th minute, whilst Luis Palma sealed the deal in the 96th in a 3-1 comeback win.


Many Motherwell fans hope he commits his future to the club – as there is no doubt there will be many suiters wanting his signature in the summer. Spittal brings flair and excitement to Kettlewell’s men. If they were to lose someone with his creativity and ability – it would be a devastating blow.


By: Scott Bradley / @ScottBradleyX

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