Goalkeeper Lee Hollis extends stay at Motherwell

Darren Randolph and Lee Hllis
Randolph and Hollis will again vie for the Motherwell first-team jersey

Motherwell have handed a new one-year contract to goalkeeper Lee Hollis.

The 25-year-old, who arrived from Airdrie United last summer, has been second choice to Darren Randolph.

But he earned praise from boss Stuart McCall when he made his debut in a 4-0 defeat by Celtic on the final day of the Scottish Premier League season.

Hollis said: "I will keep working as hard as I can each and every day to make sure that, if I am called upon, I am ready for anything."

Randolph's excellent form since arriving from Charlton Athletic last summer - he established a new club record for clean sheets - has led to a call up to the Republic of Ireland squad.

But Bellshill-born Hollis hopes that, with the help of goalkeeping coach Stewart Kerr, he can win more first-team starts next season.

"It's good to get things sorted as I really enjoy it here at Motherwell," Hollis told the club website.

"I didn't play much last season, but when the guy between the sticks is performing the way Darren was, you haven't got much of an argument.

"He was brilliant and I learned a lot from him and Stewart Kerr last year."

Meanwhile, Under-19 goalkeeper Willie Muir, who is still eligible for Motherwell's youth team next season, has also signed a one one-year contract extension.

Earlier this week, goalkeeper Tom Bradley, attacking midfielder Jamie Pollock, striker Steve Howarth and left-back Ross McKinnon, who are now too old to continue with the youth team, were given one-year deals and will join the first-team squad.