With a running total of just under £700 raised through our weekly auctions we have two more jerseys opening for bidding this week!
Whether you are looking for a few items to add to your ‘Well memorabilia or another classic ‘Well kit to wear to fives, every penny raised through the auction goes to supporting your club.
Check out this week’s items:
A name all too familiar with ‘Well fans these days, the Melbourne-born striker first rocked up to Fir Park way back in 2004. His career up until Terry Butcher’s decision to sign him hadn’t been particularly fruitful – emerging at Gippsland Falcons, scoring a few goals with Cranbourne Cornets, and spending a disappointing spell with Southampton which included brief loan periods at Huddersfield Town and Bournemouth. After turning up at Wimbledon briefly, the small, stocky forward eventually found his way to the Steelmen following an unsuccessful trial at Tannadice. The Australian would make a goal-scoring introduction, coming off the bench to score Motherwell’s third in a 3-0 Scottish Cup win away to St Johnstone, and he would go on to develop into one of the Steelmen’s finest goal-scorers this side of the Millennium. Perhaps most famous for his double on “Skippy Sunday” in 2005, Celtic would go on to pay £700,000 for McDonald in the summer of 2007, where he would continue his goal-scoring exploits both domestically and in Europe. After spells with Middlesbrough and Millwall, the Australian international, with 26 caps for his country, would return to Fir Park in 2015, scoring 30 goals in all competitions over two and a half years and forging a fantastic partnership with Louis Moult. At the end of the 2016/17 season, however, McDonald would leave Fir Park for the second time, returning to Dundee Utd where he had once had a trial thirteen years previously.
A Motherwell supporter and product of the Fir Park Youth Academy, Lanark’s Darren Lee Smith would make his debut during the 2004/05 season against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, becoming one of the club’s youngest ever players in the process at the age of 16. However, the youngster would have to wait until the 2006/07 season before becoming a more regular feature of the Dossers, notching up thirteen starts and six substitute appearances in the SPL, grabbing three goals in the process. This was followed by twenty-seven appearances the following season, managing to go one better on the previous year’s goal count – the most memorable of which being the opener against Aberdeen in a 2-1 victory in May, a win which sealed the club’s UEFA Cup qualification. However, the attacker would soon drop back into the fringes of the first-team setup over the following seasons, before being released by the club in 2010. Following a brief spell with Ross County, Smith would score a handful of goals for Stirling Albion, but it was at Stenhousemuir that he would really discover his goal-scoring touch, claiming nineteen goals in two seasons, before then moving on to Stirling Albion where he now remains, having scored over thirty goals in all competitions since 2014.
As always bidding is open until next Thursday 10am!