Trevor Molloy and Paul Keegan look set to complete moves to Motherwell Football Club in Scotland in time for the Steelmen's home fixture against Glasgow Rangers on Tuesday 2nd January 2007.
Keegan, who turned 34 last week, has been based in Scotland since early 2006 and had been flying back to Dublin every week to participate in training sessions and matches for the Saints. He had been keen to find a Scottish club to reduce the amount of travel involved and is delighted to be approached by the Scottish Premier League outfit.
Molloy has agreed to a two and a half year deal with Motherwell. "I'll be 30 next April and I never thought I'd get another opportunity like this" Trevor told stpatsfc.com this afternoon. "When I came to Pats this time round I really wasn't fit and didn't have the right attitude. I can't thank John (McDonnell) and Liam (O'Brien) enough for turning me around, making me fit and getting my head right. It's thanks to their hard work that I'm getting this chance and I won't forget that. I'd also like to thank the fans of the club for their support and encouragement through the year, they've been brilliant."
Saints manager John McDonnell said "I'm delighted for Trevor and Paul, not many Irish players get an opportunity to compete in the Scottish Premier League. Trevor has really turned himself around in his time with us and deserves this chance to prove himself against the best sides in Scotland. Paul has worked hard for us, flying over and back every week to stay a part of the squad. I now have the hard task of replacing them both!"