SCOTT FOX says he is ready to challenge Trevor Carson for the number one jersey after sealing a one-year deal with Motherwell.

The former Dundee and Ross County keeper made the move to Fir Park after spending last season at Partick Thistle, and he is adamant that he hasn’t come to Lanarkshire simply to warm the bench.

“I’m delighted to have joined Motherwell,” Fox told the Motherwell website.

“I’ve been training with the team for the past week and settled in quickly and can’t wait to get started proper.

“I’m here to fight for the right to play. Trevor is a tremendous goalkeeper who plays at international level and it’s my job to push him as much as I possibly can.

“It’s an improving side which want to be challenging up the top end of the table and obviously this year there’s European football. It’s a great time to join.”

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson agreed that the gloves are very much up for grabs.

“Scott adds really good experience to the goalkeeping department and will compete for a place with Trevor Carson and PJ Morrison,” Robinson said.

“Scott’s attitude has impressed me in the short space of time he’s spent with us so far. He’s a keeper with Premiership experience and will be a strong addition.”