MOTHERWELL are pondering a move for former Rangers wonderboy Jamie Ness.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who has been without a club since leaving Dundee in October last year, is expected to turn out as a trialist for the Fir Park outfit in the friendly against League One side Dumbarton at New Boghead this afternoon.

Graham Alexander’s players returned for pre-season training at the start of the week and the manager is seeking reinforcements to his squad with Ness now in focus, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The Well gaffer has been looking at a number of players from down south, including Welsh international goalkeeper Tom King, Irish defender Darragh O’Connor and midfielder Joe Muscatt. They, too, could be involved against the Sons.

GOAL-DEN BOY…Jamie Ness celebrates a strike for Rangers.

Ness was tipped for great things when he exploded on the scene at Ibrox a decade ago, marking his arrival with a memorable long-range strike against Celtic that thundered high past a motionless Fraser Forster.

However, it didn’t happen for the player at Gers and his subsequent travels took him to Stoke City, Plymouth Argyle, Scunthorpe United and Crewe Alexandra.

He returned across the border for his stint at Dens Park, but is up for grabs again and is eager to show Alexander what he can contribute at the Lanarkshire club.

The competitive action kicks off for ‘Well on July 14 away to Queen’s Park in the Premier Sports League Cup, while the Premiership commences just over a fortnight later at home to Hibs on August 1.

Boss Alexander has already added striker Connor Shields, from Queen of the South, former Tranmere frontman Kaiyne Woolery and ex-Maidstone United winger Justin Amaluzor to his pool.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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