Football - McCall determined to limit January departures

Motherwell manager Stuart McCall only expects to lose one player during the January transfer window but is not sure who that player will be.

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The Fir Park side turned in a dazzling display to defeat Aberdeen 4-1, with a host of impressive performances.

Tom Hateley headed home Jamie Murphy's cross after 10 minutes to give McCall's side the lead against the run of play.

The hosts again punished Aberdeen's failure to take their chances as Murphy doubled their advantage on the half-hour mark, but Jonny Hayes reduced the deficit just minutes later.

Murphy notched his 10th goal of the season on the stroke of half-time to provide a timely boost for the Steelmen and Michael Higdon added a fourth 10 minutes into the second half.

"The scouts might have come looking at certain individuals, but will have gone away with five or six names," said McCall.

"I expect to lose one, but no more than one, during January."

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