2 Feb 2010

All White heading to Motherwell for more game time

12:02 pm on 2 February 2010

New Zealand international footballer Michael McGlinchey is heading to Scottish club Motherwell after playing for Australia's Central Coast Mariners in this season's A-league.

The former Celtic midfielder will join Motherwell next week on loan for the rest of the Scottish Premier League season in a deal which will give him more game time ahead of the FIFA World Cup in June.

Manager Craig Brown says they're delighted with the signing as he'll give them more attacking options down the flanks.

Brown says he's got a good pedigree having come through the ranks at Celtic before heading to Australia.

Meanwhile English Premier League strugglers West Ham United have signed three strikers on the final day of the winter transfer window.

The club acquired South African striker Benni McCarthy, Egypt striker Mido and Brazilian striker Ilan, in a bid to keep their spot in the top division.

In other loan deals, Ireland international Robbie Keane is heading to Celtic from Spurs and England defender Nicky Shorey is going to Fulham from Aston Villa.

Premier League spending for the January transfer window dropped to a seven year low, with English clubs spending just over $67 million.