Lionel Ainsworth hopes he will be offered a permanent deal at Motherwell once he becomes a free agent in the summer.
Hearts manager Gary Locke refused to accept his side are destined to be relegated from the Scottish Premiership despite their 4-1 defeat at Motherwell leaving them 20 poinas adrift at the bottom of the table.
Hearts took a step closer to relegation from the Scottish Premiership after a 4-1 defeat by Motherwell at Fir Park.
Motherwell have added Steven Hammell and Henri Anier to their injury list for the visit of Scottish Premiership bottom club Hearts.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright paid tribute to Steven MacLean after the
Steven Maclean bagged a double as St Johnstone moved three points clear of Hibernian with a 3-0 win over Motherwell to stay in sixth place in the Scottish Premiership.
Frazer Wright and Tam Scobbie have been ruled out of St Johnstone's Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell at McDiarmid Park on Tuesday.
Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara says Ryan Dow has given him a selection problem for next week's game with Hibernian after the forward's impressive display against Motherwell.