Preview: Dundee v Motherwell

Friday, February 9, 2018
Preview: Dundee v Motherwell

The journey to another trip to the national stadium continues in the Scottish Cup with a visit to face Dundee on Saturday.

And, just over two months after the Steelmen fell agonisingly short in the Betfred Cup final, the chance to reach another quarter final awaits.

“We are highly motivated to do that,” said the manager when asked about the team’s attempts to return to Mount Florida. “The last run raised the profile of the football club.

“It helps to attract players, which we saw in January, and it gives everything a lift around the place. Financially and for morale as well.

“It’s a big, big game for us. It will be a tough game for us away from home but we are confident, based on recent form.”

January signing Curtis Main has been in the goals since his arrival from Portsmouth, netting four in his first six matches.

The striker was visibly annoyed when he left the pitch after scoring one and setting up the other in the 2-0 midweek win over St Johnstone, later saying he was disappointed he hadn’t netted more from his other chances.

“Yeah, disappointed he’s only scored four goals in six,” joked the manager. “But I think that’s testament to him and the other players. We have created a lot of chances.

“Curtis has done great since he’s come up. He feels he can do even better and so do I.

“The fitter he gets and the stronger he gets, I think we will see more from both him and Nadir.”

As a squad overall, the winter break has re-energised the group and set the Steelmen up for an important second half of the season.

And for Andy Rose, cup football is an important factor in building momentum.

The Australian revealed the hard work going on ahead of Saturday’s big clash in Dundee.

It’s a really important match and we’ve been working hard in training making sure that we’re ready to go.

“Cup competitions are certainly a way of building momentum,” the midfielder said. “Looking back, some of the cup matches we’ve played have been some of my favourite of the season.

“Across the squad there’s a really good feeling since the turn of the year and results have been pretty good. Performances have been very good too.

“Beating Hamilton in the last round was excellent. It was an important win for us in front of our fans. I’m looking forward to this one.”

Dundee v Motherwell

Saturday 10th February 2018
Dens Park

Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or pay at the gate.

Admission prices are as follows:

UNDER 18s £5 
  • There will be tickets on sale at the gate at the away stand
  • There will be a three phase security check for tickets and checking for prohibited items
  • Small flags will be checked before being allowed in
  • Dens Park is a no smoking ground and Dundee do not offer pass outs
  • Supporters should be advised that parking is on street but with parking restrictions.
  • A large away support is expected so please get to the stadium early

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You can see the match highlights on MFC TV’s YouTube channel, as well as full reaction and a match report right here on the official website.

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