Lionel Ainsworth signs two-year Motherwell deal

Ainsworth will remain contracted at the Fir Park club until 2017. Picture: Alan Watson
Ainsworth will remain contracted at the Fir Park club until 2017. Picture: Alan Watson
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Winger Lionel Ainsworth has signed a new two-year deal with Motherwell, the Ladbrokes Premiership club have announced.

The 27-year-old was out of contract but has renewed his commitment to the cause at Fir Park after playing a key role in keeping Motherwell in the top flight.

The Englishman, who initially joined on loan from Rotherham, scored in each of the play-off legs as Motherwell beat Rangers 6-1.

The wide player has notched 20 goals and a similar number of assists in two years in Lanarkshire.

Ainsworth said: “We didn’t have the best of seasons, but the way we finished it was brilliant and I’m looking forward to next season and cracking on as high up the league as we can.”