Motherwell say no to McDonald departure

After earlier reports linking Socceroos striker Scott McDonald to a move back to Australia, Motherwell have quashed the suggestions stating that McDonald has 'unfinished business' in the SPFL.

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee told the press that McDonald would be staying for the coming season.

"Scott is an extremely important part of our plans as we believe he is one of the very best strikers in the country," McGhee said.

"It's obvious Scott has a deep affinity for the club and wants to try and help us in this new season.

"The actual interest came fairly out the blue and the prospect of a return home is obviously intriguing for anyone in that scenario.

"However, it was also clear he still feels there is unfinished business in the SPFL, which was great for us.

"That meant, when an official (offer) did eventually come in during the night, it was a fairly simple one for us to politely reject."