26 Jan Motherwell news signings
Motherwell aim to complete two signings on Thursday and could make a further two before the end of the transfer window.
The Ladbrokes Premiership club have yet to add to their squad in January but two deals are close.
Manager Mark McGhee said: “It’s always premature to talk about names but there are a couple of lads in the pipeline that we hope to complete today and they will strengthen the squad.”
McGhee is also looking for a centre-back for cover and said: “We have made approaches for several, we have not managed to land any of the other players we have tried for.
“We had hoped to have signed three or four, so there is still the possibility we can maybe sign another two players.”
McGhee is yet to make a decision on trialist Kieron Cadogan, a former Crystal Palace winger who most recently played in Sweden.
“He played in the under-20s yesterday and did well and scored a goal,” said the Motherwell manager, who was speaking at a media conference at club sponsor Motorpoint.
“I wasn’t able to go because it was up north and we were training but Crags (under-20s coach Stephen Craigan) was there and Martin Foyle, our chief scout was there, whose opinion we rate very, very highly.
“So I will hear what he has got to say about Kieron’s performance.”
Meanwhile, Scott McDonald is set to start against Rangers on Saturday after Motherwell last week rebuffed an offer from Western Sydney Warriors, who failed to take the striker back to Australia in August too.
“There was talk all week about Scott and Australia but Scott is still here so it’s not something that is concerning us,” McGhee said.
“Especially with a couple of days to go in the transfer window, and Scott is such an important player for us, we don’t want to lose him.
“If he was not happy about it he wouldn’t be here, so it’s mutual.”
Louis Laing has returned from a loan spell at Notts County but McGhee revealed he could still move before the window closes.
“As long as he is here he will be in contention to start,” he said. “He would still prefer to play down south, I think, and if someone comes in for him then obviously we would consider it.”