MX23RW : Wednesday, June 23 01:56:52| >> :600:8075913:8075913:

Steven Lawless admits being back at Motherwell is "strange"

The midfielder has signed from Burton until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Steven Lawless admits he has that old familiar feeling after returning to Motherwell.

The 29-year-old, who started his career with the Steelmen, has signed from Burton Albion until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Lawless knows Liam Kelly, Ricki Lamie, Declan Gallagher and Robbie Crawford from his time at Livingston and Stephen O'Donnell and Scott Fox from a spell at Partick Thistle.

The midfielder will go into Graham Alexander's squad for the visit of Rangers in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, subject to international clearance.

And on moving back to his first club, who are in 10th place in the table, one point above bottom side Ross County, Lawless said: "It is strange.

"This is the first team I have walked into where I know as many players. There is obviously a lot of boys from Livingston but two from my Thistle days as well, with Stephen O'Donnell and Scott Fox.

"It's a good changing room. I have kept contact with all the boys to be honest, so I have some good friends in the team and I know the ability they have got.

"I know where they should be in the league and that will be the aim, and I am sure they feel the same.

"It was a strange feeling coming through some of the corridors. Obviously I have been here with other teams but you just go through the main entrance.

"I was here from 10 until I was 21/22, so I have a lot of affection and connection with the club, so it is a good move for me and I am looking forward to it."

Sunday's visitors Rangers are unbeaten in the league this season and are 21 points clear of Celtic at the top of the league having played three games more.

Lawless said: "I couldn't have picked a harder game but this place has always been hard for the Old Firm.

"It is different without fans but we still need to make this a difficult place for them.

"They are a good team, they are doing very well this season but we need to focus on ourselves."

Alexander said of his new signing: "Hopefully he will add goals, assists and creativity.

"I think he can certainly help us at the top end and be that link between the defensive side of the game and the forwards.

"He's got good guile, experience of playing up here and was here as a young boy.

"When I spoke to him his want to be here was a big pull for me. We want players who want to be here and that's important. He's shown that aspiration."

ID:430646: cacheID:430646:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:4494:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Euro 2020 banner Instagram AMP
General view of Fir Park, home of Motherwell, from November 2011
Read Next:
Motherwell sign Steven Lawless from Burton Albion
>

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Todays Game Header Right
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1 462781180384289
2 462691183463787
3 4623111260372380
4 462017970422877
5 4622111369501977
6 462281677562174
7 4620141270561474
8 462191665511472
9 461912154646069
10 461910176360367
11 461813156368-567
12 461812165661-566
13 461811176462265
14 46197206367-464
15 461612184946360
16 461512196173-1257
17 461315185057-754
18 461411215380-2753
19 461215195470-1651
20 46139245477-2348
21 461114216178-1747
22 461112234167-2645
23 46134295589-3443
24 46108284070-3038

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!