Stuart McCall hopes Stephen Craigan wins new Motherwell deal

Stephen Craigan
Craigan has been with Motherwell since starting his second spell there in 2003

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has expressed his desire to retain the services of captain Stephen Craigan when his contract expires this summer.

The 35-year-old former Northern Ireland international signed a one-year extension following talks with McCall after last season's Scottish Cup final.

But he has not entered discussions about a further extension as yet.

"I would love to be having a conversation with him after the Cup final this year too," said McCall.

"I've not really spoken to any of the lads that are out of contract yet - there's plenty of time to sort that.

"Stephen has done well this season and perhaps surprised a lot of people who didn't think he would get a new deal by having a number of good games."

Craigan's second spell with Motherwell began in 2003, when he returned to Fir Park after a three-year spell with Partick Thistle.

He announced his international retirement in July after earning his 54th cap against Slovenia.

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