McLean blow for Well

Cruciate ligament blow for defender

McLean: Facing lengthy spell out

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Motherwell defender Brian McLean could miss the whole of next season after suffering a serious knee injury.

McLean sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury during Motherwell's pre-season clash with Romanian outfit CFR Cluj earlier this week.

The 23-year-old was injured in a challenge with CFR Cluj defender Diego Ruiz and the tackle infuriated Well boss Mark McGhee.

Motherwell have confirmed the full extent of McLean's injury with the player facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

"The defender has partially ruptured his cruciate ligament and torn his medial ligament," read a statement on the club's official website.

"He also has a small fracture on the outside of his knee."

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Meanwhile, McGhee has ended his interest in Spaniard Angel Robles and German Mark Le Rande after they failed to impress on trial.

The pair featured in the defeat to CFR Cluj, but McGhee will not be following up his interest in the duo.

"Le Rande and Robles will not be coming back to us," said McGhee