Former LOI stars Carroll and Casey in contract talks with Scottish Premiership's Motherwell


Dan Casey in action for Bohemians Credit: Steve Alfred (ETPhotos)

Scottish Premiership League club Motherwell are currently in negotiation with 16 out-of-contract players before finalising their squad for the 2023/24 season which kicks off on 5th August.

Two of these are ex-LOI players Jake Carroll and Dan Casey, both of whose contracts will expire at the end of June 2023.

Carroll has had a particularly difficult time at Fir Park since he joined them at the start of the 2019/20 season.

He made 28 appearances before picking up an Achilles tendon injury in a Scottish Cup tie against St Mirren in Feb 2020 and was then ruled out for the rest of that season.

He signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract in January 2021 but in his first game at the start of the 2022/23 season, he picked up a knee injury that ruled him out for the entirety of the season.

31-year-old Carroll made 33 appearances for St Patrick's Athletic between 2011 and 2013 and after some impressive performances, he moved to Huddersfield Town in the English Championship.

He then had loan spells with Bury and Partick Thistle before later moving to Hartlepool United and Cambridge United.

The Lucan native made a total of 62 appearances for Motherwell and has racked up 264 league appearances in total across all of his clubs, mostly in his favoured left-back position.

Casey only joined Motherwell in February 2023 but went on to make 11 appearances for them and helped them finish in eighth place in the 11-team Premier League table, well clear of the relegation zone.

Earlier in his career, he had two stints with Bohemians in 2017/18 and again in 2020, and the centre back made a total of 55 appearances for the Gypsies. In between, he had one season with Cork City and then departed for the USA in January 2021.

He signed for the second-tier side Sacramento Republic in the USL Championship and had a very successful period with them, making a total of 56 appearances between the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

He also partnered with ex-St Patricks Athletic player Lee Desmond in the centre of their defence at the 2022 US Open Cup Final where they lost 3-0 to Orlando City in front of 25,000 people at the Exploria Stadium in Florida.