Motherwell swoop for Irish defender

Updated: August 26, 2011

Motherwell boss Stuart McCall is set to bolster his defensive options with the signing of Irish defender Tim Clancy from Kilmarnock.

The 27-year-old will sign a one-year contract with the Fir Park club and is set to sign on a free transfer.

Motherwell had been on the look for a defender as they sought a replacement for the injured Steven Saunders who was ruled out for at least six months after picking an Achilles tendon injury while playing for Scotland Under-21s against Norway last week and have now decided on the former Millwall defender.

Meath native Clancy, who also played with Trim Celtic and Belvedere, has been with Kilmarnock since 2007 and has made 73 appearances for the Rugby Park side. However his only appearance this season came in the opening fixture against Dundee United at Tannadice.

Kilmarnock manager Dean Shiels sanctioned the move as he looked to free up funds to bring in a central defender to cover for the injured Ryan O’Leary.

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