Scottish Football - McCall hints at Murphy move

Stuart McCall was pleased Jamie Murphy got a chance to say farewell to the Motherwell supporters after their entertaining 2-2 draw at home to Kilmarnock.

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Stuart McCall knows he will lose one player in January but doesn't want to see any more than that leave the club

The striker has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks and played a key role as Well came from two goals down to earn a deserved share of the spoils against Killie, who had looked set for victory thanks to goals from Borja Perez and Paul Heffernan.

"It looks like he will be moving on, however, there is nothing cast in stone," said McCall. "I have seen a lot of players leave clubs without the chance to say goodbye to the fans and if anyone deserved that chance then it's Jamie."

He added: "He's been an absolutely fantastic player for us and I wanted him to give his thanks to the supporters and also get the chance for the supporters to thank him for his time here.

"At the moment he's probably playing as well as he ever has and he's been very loyal to the club - if he does go then he will go with out blessings. He will play against Celtic on Wednesday but if he goes I'm pleased he got the chance to say goodbye to the home fans."

McCall was also delighted as his side battled back to earn a point.

"I've been really proud of the lads in the past six weeks, probably longer, when you look at some of the matches we have been involved in. They have been fantastic," McCall said. "There's a hint of disappointment in the dressing room at not winning."

Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels remained upbeat despite his team losing a two-goal lead.

"I'm sure it was an entertaining game for the neutrals and we made a contribution, which was good," said Shiels. "I felt in the first 20 minutes of the second-half we had control but you know what a goal can do - it gave them a great momentum shift and they were really hard to play against at the stage.

"There were purple patches for both teams and that's how football should be."

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