McGhee hopeful keeping McCormack at Motherwell

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee remains hopeful of keeping star striker Ross McCormack.

He said: "I spoke to Ross last night and the plan is, when he gets back from his holiday, he's coming down to Brighton to spend a day having a chat with me to see where we can take it.

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"I'm still hopeful I can persuade him to stay."

Meanwhile, McGhee confirmed captain Paul Quinn was part of his plans despite a challenging spell for the full-back.

The 22-year-old suffered a broken jaw in a nightclub incident in Wishaw in April, which ruled him out of Motherwell's run-in for a European place.

McGhee said he had let the club down and the player was then convicted of assault over an incident in Glasgow in August.

"I think you take each incident on its own merit," McGhee told BBC Radio Scotland's Off The Ball programme.

"With Paul I basically didn't speak to him for about a month.

"I was just disappointed but it passes, it's over. Next season he's going to be a great player for us.

"The most important thing to come out of things like this is do they learn from it?

"Are we going to be sitting here in three or four months saying Paul Quinn is involved in something else or is he going to realise that he can't put himself in certain situations?"

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