Ojamaa offered deal
Well want striker stay
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: February 1, 2012 7:25pm
Henrik Ojamaa: Offered fresh terms
Motherwell have confirmed that they have offered Estonian international Henrik Ojamaa a new long-term deal.
The 20-year-old striker signed a deal until the end of the season when joining Stuart McCall's side as a free agent last month.
After netting four goals in five games, he has now been offered a two-and-a-half year deal.
"Henrik came in and had a good trial and since he's signed he's been electric," said Well chief Stuart McCall.
"We've got to be careful, we can't expect that week in, week out - I think he's had four shots and four goals - but he's a terrific lad, great to work with and he just wants to learn.
"He's added the goals to our mix and the other parts of his game are excellent.
"He's something a bit different to our other strikers - he likes to go beyond and down the channels.
"He's a tenacious, really hard worker and makes chances for other people.
"The icing on the cake is the way he has finished - left foot or right foot, they are terrific finishes.
"We're hopeful we'll hear about the contract over the next couple of days.
"Henrik's sent the contract abroad to let his dad have a little look over it but we are hopeful that prior to Saturday's game he will have signed a longer term deal with us.
"He's enjoying his time here and the fans have taken to him. He won't always be rattling goals in but he has certainly given us a boost."
McCall also revealed his delighted that Jamie Murphy shunned a deadline day move to Blackpool.
Motherwell accepted a bid from Ian Holloway's club but the former Scotland Under-21 attacker has pledged to remain at Fir Park for now.
McCall said: "I was down at a bounce game and I got a text to say a bid had been accepted for Jamie, then at the end of the game I got another one saying he'd knocked it back.
"Obviously I'm very pleased at that.
"It happens in the last day of the window that you get bids which maybe don't reflect a player's ability, I don't think it reflected Jamie's ability and hopefully between now and the end of the season he'll show them he's worth double that."