Motherwell offer short-term deal to Estonian Henrik Ojamaa

MOTHERWELL have offered Estonian striker Henrik Ojamaa a contract until the end of the season – but he will not be available for Monday’s clash with Rangers.

Ojamaa, 20, impressed Motherwell manager Stuart McCall during a trial spell last month and is expected to wrap up his short-term deal in the coming days.

The former Derby trainee is a free agent after leaving Finnish side RoPS.

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McCall said: “We’ll be looking to tie him up but we haven’t done it yet. We have offered him a deal until the end of the season and we’re hopeful that will be accepted.

“It won’t be done for him to be involved at Ibrox because of all the paperwork for the clearance over the New Year period.”

Motherwell were looking to bounce back from their Christmas Eve defeat by Hearts against Dunfermline on Wednesday but the game fell foul of gale-force winds.

Structural damage to the East Stand at Fir Park forced the game off for safety reasons but McCall was not unhappy that they will have to wait to return to action against Rangers. “It was a difficult one for us because we were desperate to get a game after not performing so well at Tynecastle,” McCall said.

“I certainly think it was the right decision for safety reasons but I sat watching the game at Parkhead and even that, in an enclosed area, the first half was really poor for conditions and you can times that by five out here for the openings. It wouldn’t have been a game of football, it would have been a farce. We were disappointed in a way but pleased it was off in another way.”