‘New Challenge Incoming’: Lamothe Leaves Halifax Wanderers
Canadian midfielder Pierre Lamothe has left the Halifax Wanderers after two seasons.
The 25-year-old’s first top flight stint at the professional level, a move he described as a big weight off his shoulders, saw him score three goals and make 48 appearances for the Nova Scotian side across all competitions.
His exit came shortly after the expiry of his two-year deal. While we’re told the Wanderers had interest in keeping him around, the club is still waiting on a new gaffer to take the reigns and couldn’t make a concrete offer. In that time, somebody else did.
His final season at Wanderers Grounds saw him score two goals in 22 appearances across all competitions.
Lamothe has the stats to show that he can work well in a possession-based side. He was a consistently good passer for the Wanderers and looked sharp on the ball, even if he didn’t roam forward as often as many thought the attack-minded midfielder might be able to in Hart’s system.
Lamothe’s career began through the CF Montreal Academy, which also spring-boarded him to their now-defunct USL affiliate FC Montreal following a trial in France with the FC Lorient reserve team. An RSEQ all-star with the Carabins in both 2018 and 2019, he also proved a standout player in the PLSQ, too.
Now 25, the midfielder will want to keep collecting minutes at a crucial time for his career. While it remains to be seen where Pierre Lamothe is headed to, the former PLSQ standout has certainly established himself well at the pro level and had reportedly received multiple offers regarding his next destination.
The majority of the Halifax Wanderers squad are either out of contract or on an option year, and we’ve heard whispers that there are more potential player moves taking form making behind the scenes while the east coast club finds a successor to Stephen Hart.