Motherwell manager Stuart McCall says that the club will re-open contract talks with over half a dozen players at the end of the campaign.
The Fir Park side had started negotiations to try and keep some of their top stars but McCall is fully focused on securing 3rd spot in the league and potential Champions League football next season.
“The contract talks with all the boys have been put on hold by the chief executive and their agents so that they can just concentrate on their football and we’ll discuss everything at the end of the season.” He said.
After suffering a 3-0 defeat to champions Celtic last weekend the Well boss is looking for his side to return to winning ways against St Johnstone on Saturday, and do it in style.
“That’s one thing we did stress with the players today that as much as it will be about battling, fighting, scrapping and desire and all the work-rate which should be a given in football games, I want the boys to go out and show their quality.
“We’ve worked this week on getting back to the form that we produced months previously, especially here, creating chances, getting at teams and that’s what I’ll want to see tomorrow.
“I want to have all the fighting qualities but to play quality football because we have got good footballers and when we play we are a decent side.”
With Dundee United and St Johnstone in hot pursuit, McCall insists that despite occupying 3rd spot for the majority of the season his side would not feel aggrieved should one of the Tayside club’s pip his side at the last hurdle.
“You get how many points you get and you finish where you deserve to finish. We will focus on each game and hopefully that will take us to where we want to be.
“At the beginning of the season we would have taken top 6, at Christmas time we would have took a European place but because we’ve been third so long we want to make sure we nail that down and I’m confident that in the squad of players that we’ve got that we can do that.”