TV: Ainsworth pens extended deal
Motherwell FC is today delighted to confirm Lionel Ainsworth has signed a new one-year contract at the club.
The winger enjoyed a fantastic debut season whilst on loan from Rotherham United last term.
In just 23 starts, the 26-year old scored eleven goals and assisted in twelve, helping the Steelmen finish runners-up to Celtic for the second consecutive season.
With his contract at the Millers due to expire this summer, Motherwell have managed to beat off competition from north and south of the border, and overseas, to secure his signature for at least one more year.
Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, Ainsworth said: “I’m very happy. I’ve had a summer thinking about what’s going to happen and to be honest I never wanted to leave.
“I managed to hit the ground running last year and hopefully I can carry that on to next season.
“It would be amazing if I could score more goals next season and get more assists but I know I have to go out there and give my all to keep my spot in the team. We achieved great things last year and I’m sure we can go out and do it again.”
‘Well boss Stuart McCall added: “We are delighted to have Lionel on-board again and it’s another piece of our summer transfer work taken care of early.
“He made such a massive contribution last season, particularly around the Christmas and New Year period when he was flying high and practically unplayable in certain games.
“To have such a scoring threat from midfield is vital for any side, but he also contributes by creating goals for our strikers.
“With a strong pre-season behind him and the platform of playing in the Europa League to look forward to, it should be a big season for him.”