Motherwell boss McGhee targets more signings after opening win

Motherwell boss Mark McGhee admits he still needs to strengthen his squad after yesterday's opening day SPL victory over St Mirren.

McGhee could not have asked for a better start when Steven McGarry swept home the opening goal just over two minutes into the game at Love Street.

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The goal was the end product of a slick move involving his front three with David Clarkson providing the cross following a one-two with Chris Porter.

Clarkson hit the bar soon after and Jim Paterson missed a penalty before Motherwell held on comfortably.

But McGhee feels he needs more players after they failed to keep up their sparkling early play.

He said: "I'm pleased with the points and pleased with the way we started the game. A second goal would have made it a bit easier.

"The second half was a little bit scrappy, which maybe demonstrates that we need a slightly stronger squad, a centre forward that can hold it up for us."

The former Wolves boss is also looking for a goalkeeper and left midfielder and is still considering a loan move for Celtic defender Adam Virgo.

He added: "We need a centre forward to give the lads like Chris Porter, Ross McCormack and David Clarkson some respite if we are going to play that way. We need another centre-forward on the bench."

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