Conor Sammon joins Motherwell on season-long loan from Hearts

Conor Sammon has joined Motherwell on a season-long loan. Picture: Getty Images/SNS Group
Conor Sammon has joined Motherwell on a season-long loan. Picture: Getty Images/SNS Group
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Hearts striker Conor Sammon has joined Motherwell on a season-long loan after being deemed surplus to requirements by manager Craig Levein.

The Irishman will spend the final 12 months of his three-year Hearts contract at Fir Park.

He is keen to revitalise his career after two ill-fated seasons at Tynecastle Park, which saw him unable to establish himself and loaned out twice.

Sammon, 31, joined the Edinburgh club in June 2016 on a three-year deal after leaving Derby County.

However, he was loaned to Kilmarnock midway through his first season and then spent last year on loan at Partick Thistle.

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The Glasgow club were relegated from the Ladbrokes Premiership in May and Sammon returned to Riccarton for pre-season training last month.

He was told he is not part of Levein’s first-team plans and has now agreed a move to Motherwell.

Sammon told Motherwell’s website: “I’m just looking forward to getting stuck in here, playing a lot of games, scoring a lot of goals, and just being a part of a successful season.

“I think the other strikers in the squad are similar. They’re physical, strong and quick, so I definitely think I can fit in here and I think my style of play will help me to have a good season here.

“And I’m looking forward to that, to training with the lads and to getting familiar with each other and how we play.”

Steelmen boss Stephen Robinson added: “I’m delighted to have added Conor to our squad. I’ve been keen to add another option in the striking department and he will fit our style of play perfectly.”