Grella heads out on loan

Leeds striker Mike Grella has joined Motherwell on loan until the end of the season.

With Simon Grayson having a number of attacking options, Grella has had his first team opportunities limited.

The 23 year old American had been at Carlisle this season, making eleven appearances and scoring three goals. Simon Grayson says the loan spell was good for Grella and that “hopefully he will continue to get games and gain in experience.”

Meanwhile, Andy O’Brien is a doubt for Saturday’s game against Portsmouth after limping off in last night’s game against Arsenal. Grayson had said it’s highly unlikely that he will be fit for the weekend though he’s not revealing much about Luciano Becchio’s prospects of returning for injury. Becchio missed the Arsenal game due to a back injury and it’s unclear whether he will be fit for the visit to Portsmouth.

In other news, Ramon Nunez has now scored two goals in two games on international duty for Honduras. He scored the winner against Costa Rica and grabbed another against Guatemala. Honduras are set to play a semi-final against El Salvador tomorrow. Nunez should be heading back to England next week.