Motherwell assistant boss Keith Lasley says the introduction of Liam Shaw and Ross Tierney could prove key for the Steelmen.The pair are the Premiership club's two winter signings so far.
Tierney has linked up with the squad after agreeing a pre-contract to join from League of Ireland side Bohemian while Shaw joined on loan from Celtic last week.Both central players - Tierney an attacking midfielder while former Sheffield Wednesday man Shaw can play anywhere down the middle of the park - are 20 years of age.Lasley has been impressed by both in training this week ahead of Motherwell's return to Premiership action against Ross County next Tuesday.He said: "Liam's in training with us and he has been for a few days now.
He looks a good athlete and he looks technically good."You can see why he's been highly thought of down at Sheffield Wednesday and you can see why Celtic have brought him up."Hopefully he makes an impact in the second half of the season.
He looks a good player and I am looking forward to seeing him in action."Hopefully Liam adds to that midfield mix. I think it's a great opportunity for Ross and it's what we have historically done as a club."We have handed out platforms to players so they can take their careers to a new level and be noticed.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk