MOTHERWELL manager Stephen Robinson has urged young winger Jake Hastie to sign a contract extension, insisting that the offer put to him is the best that the club is able to offer.

Hastie hit the opening goal in Motherwell’s 2-1 win over Hearts at Fir Park yesterday, his fifth goal in six games as his side picked up their sixth win in-a-row.

That form has attracted the attention of scouts from England, with Leeds United reportedly among those keen on the 19-year-old, but Robinson believes that he should join the likes of David Turnbull and James Scott in committing his immediate future to the club, with Fir Park the best place for him to continue his development.

“We haven’t got any more money to offer Jake,” Robinson said. “It is as simple as that and we will offer him what we can.

“I will tell every parent that you have to play football and he has a very good coaching staff who will try and develop him, and this is the best place for him to develop. I will stand in front of any parent now and tell them that.

“A few hundred pounds now will not make a big difference to his life. He could be a very good player if he keeps grounded and improving.

“Jake has been to Airdrie and Alloa on loan and he went out a boy and came back a man.”

Another of Motherwell’s youngsters, Turnbull, hit a fortuitous late winner for Motherwell yesterday with the help of an awful blunder from Hearts goalkeeeper Colin Doyle, with Steven Naismith earlier pulling the visitors level.

“Our two goalscorers David and Jake have been terrific for us and long may that continue,” Robinson added.