Motherwell boss Craig Brown remains hopeful he can persuade Jim O'Brien to reject overtures from Aberdeen and remain at Fir Park. Brown is determined to hang on to the 22-year-old former Celtic player.
He said: "We will be disappointed if Jim O'Brien leaves. It is our intention to try to retain his services. We want Jim O'Brien to want to play for Motherwell.
"He is always a great man to get you up the pitch when you give him the ball. You just can't get it back from him."