McCall mulls over Ramsden move

  • Last Updated: July 11 2012, 10:19 BST

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall will take the opportunity to have another look at Simon Ramsden before deciding whether to hand the defender a contract.

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The former Bradford full-back, who is available as a free agent, has linked up with Well at their Portuguese training camp.

He figured in a friendly game after arriving in the Algarve and will be offered a further opportunity to impress when McCall's men return to Scotland to face Ayr on Saturday.

Well believe they are in need of strengthening at right-back and are prepared to offer Ramsden every opportunity to stake a claim for that role.

McCall knows all about the 30-year-old having previously signed him for Bradford and believes he would be a useful addition to his Fir Park squad.

"Rammers will get a game down at Ayr," said McCall. "He's a good pro and talks well. We had a nine-a-side game over in Portugal and he did well.

"It's an area of the park which does certainly need strengthening.

"I look at Steven Saunders and still believe at this stage of his career and development that he would make a better right-back.

"We've got Jonathan Page who came in and did well last season and a couple of young lads, but we just have to wait and see what happens with the lads we've got in at the moment."