Striker Craig Moore has agreed a deal that will see him stay at Somerset Park, on loan, until the end of season 2015/16.
Moore’s contract with Motherwell is up at the end of this season and manager Mark McGhee felt it would benefit him to be playing first team football every week.
Mark McGhee will monitor Moore’s progress during the loan with one eye on next season.
He said: “Craig has been a little unfortunate with injuries and almost as I arrived at Motherwell, he picked up a knock that ruled him out for most of October, November and December.
“He’s only now back to fitness and I want to see him in competitive action as we plan ahead. As a 21-year old striker who is still developing and learning his craft, he needs regular first-team football, week in and week out, and at the moment that couldn’t be guaranteed here.
“However, he is very much in our minds and we’ll closely monitor his weekly progress at Somerset Park. He’s one of a number of younger players we intend to loan out to get them more ready for future campaigns with Motherwell.”
Manager Ian McCall said :”We have already seen the quality that Craig has, if it wasn’t for injury he would be well into double figures for the season. To get him for the rest of the season is a terrific signing for us and I know the fans will be delighted. He has a great attitude and he will be fit and raring to go for the 16th January.”
Moore has already scored 6 goals in only 9 league starts for United this season.