Antigua and Barbuda International Zaine Francis-Angol has today signed a new two-and-a-half year contract with the club.
The 19-year old broke into the first-team at the start of the campaign, making his full debut in the UEFA Champions League against Panathinaikos in Athens.
At the end of August Francis-Angol received a call up to the Benna Boys World Cup Qualifying matches against Guatemala.
Starting both games, Zaine earned praise from Antigua coach Tom Curtis and looks set to have a long international career ahead of him – having won four caps already.
I love it here. It’s a lot slower paced than in London and I think I prefer that. Everybody wants to play; that includes me and hopefully I can be a regular.
The Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate has subsequently impressed when filling in for the established Stevie Hammell where his pace and trickery going forward can be powerful weapon for Stuart McCall’s side towards the latter part of a match.
He has turned out seventeen times in Claret and Amber, six as a starter and eleven from the substitutes bench.
Speaking exclusively to MFC TV, the 19-year old said: “I’m delighted and can’t wait to carry on with the rest of the season.
“The financial side of Scottish Football isn’t the same as down south so obviously clubs have to give their youth an opportunity and hopefully I can be a part of that. I love it here. It’s a lot slower paced than in London and I think I prefer that. Everybody wants to play; that includes me and hopefully I can be a regular.
“Motherwell is a great foundation and hopefully I can play on from here and see where I end up.”