Yusuf Hussain and Ross MacIver depart Motherwell until summer

Motherwell FC have announced that defender Yusuf Hussain and striker Ross MacIver have both been sent out on loan deals for the remainder of the season.

Ross Maciver in action for 'Well against Hibs last season

Hussain joins League 2 Brechin City as they prepare for the resumption of their campaign.

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The 19-year-old will now get the chance to gain first-team minutes, having featured largely for Motherwell’s second string and appearing on the substitutes’ bench for Graham Alexander’s first team.

MacIver joins up with League 1 Partick Thistle, having spent the first half of the season in the Championship with Morton, making nine appearances and netting in the Renfrewshire derby with St Mirren. He has made nine ’Well first team appearances.