Preview: Motherwell v Hearts

Friday, March 2, 2018
Preview: Motherwell v Hearts

Motherwell face Hearts in the William Hill Scottish Cup in their second quarter final of the season. 

Having finished runners up in the Betfred Cup final in November, ‘Well have the chance to return to Hampden but must first take on Craig Levein’s Heart of Midlothian in the last eight. 

Stephen Robinson’s side head in to the fixture on the back of a 1-0 win against Dundee, having seen Wednesday’s clash with Aberdeen postponed due to the severe weather conditions sweeping across the nation.

But with competitive football set to return to Fir Park on Sunday, ‘Well face the task of overcoming a difficult Hearts side to try and book a place in the semi finals. 

And manager Stephen Robinson believes the community feel around Fir Park is crucial as the club prepare for their quarter final clash.

Having been bombarded with snow this week, the challenge to ensure Sunday’s fixture goes ahead is being tackled by staff and volunteers around the stadium.

And the smiling ‘Well boss admitted it shows a lot of the qualities that make Motherwell tick.

”It says a lot about the football club,” the Northern Irishman said. “There’s volunteers out there helping out to ensure the boys can get on the pitch on Sunday.

“It’s something we greatly appreciate at the club, and when we see the girls from the office out using shovels too it shows what we’ve got here.

“What we have is a great group of people who are all working as hard as they can to make Motherwell Football Club a success.”

Robinson will remain without the services of Peter Hartley, who is out through injury for some time, whilst Liam Grimshaw and Deimantas Petravicius are doubts for the clash.

But striker Curtis Main, who has heard all the stories of Motherwell’s run to the Betfred Cup final earlier this season, will be available.

Now, with a tilt at a second cup run on the cards, the January recruit is targeting some memories of his own.

Hearts stand in the way of a fourth visit of the season to Hampden Park, this time in the William Hill Scottish Cup, and the Englishman has faith his side can take another step towards the dream of making some new heroes.

“We are definitely looking to do the same thing again,” he said. 

“It’s still fresh in the boys’ minds. Everybody remembers it well and hopefully we can go on and do it again.”

Every step has been taken to ensure the game can go ahead as planned. Any relevant announcements will be made on our social media platforms, or right here on our website. 

Motherwell v Hearts

Sunday March 4, 2018
2.15pm
Fir Park

Tickets available on the gate.

Admission prices are as follows:

ADULTS £18
CONCESSIONS £12
JUVENILES £8
FAMILY (1 ADULT + 2 JUNIOR) £30

Concessions are applicable to 60 and over and full time students with a valid matriculation card. Juveniles are applicable to aged 15 and under.

If you can’t make it along, you can follow the match on Twitter @MotherwellFC. We apologise that there will be no audio commentary available. This is at the request of the Scottish FA

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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