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    Kilmarnock hospitality still available

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    TV: Grant keen to continue loan success

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    Goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen departs

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    Cash Converters’ February POTM

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    TV: Highlights from Rugby Park

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    Johansson delighted with youngsters

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    Kilmarnock U20s 0 – 4 Motherwell U20s

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    Under 20s to face Kilmarnock

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    Luke Watt pens extended deal

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

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    Kilmarnock hospitality still available

    Kilmarnock visit Fir Park  on Saturday and we are putting on a fantastic lunch menu in our hospitality suites.

    It’s on a Saturday and it’s a 3pm kick off so an idea opportunity to combine a lovely afternoon meal with a game.

    The Suites are already filling fast so it is sure to be an great atmosphere.

    All hospitality packages include your match ticket, programme, team sheet and half time tea.

    A Former player will host the afternoon with your chance to meet first team players and club staff whilst enjoying your afternoon’s football .

    On the menu will be:

    Soup
    Scotch Broth
    Served with continental roll & butter

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    Main course
    Stuffed Crusted Chicken
    Served with a tomato jus

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    Sweet

    White Chocolate & Raspberry brulee cheesecake
    Served with fresh cream

    Tea coffee & mints

    You have a choice of three packages:

    • Centenary Claret: Arriving at 1pm prompt for meal. Full service with access to a pay bar till kick off and then again for an hour post match. All this in the comfort of our Centenary Lounge. Book now from only £60 for an adult and £45 for a child under 16.
    • Centenary Amber: Arriving at 1pm prompt for meal. Full table service with complimentary bar and then again for an hour post match. All this in the comfort of our Centenary Lounge. Book now from only £99 for an adult and £55 for a child under 16.
    • Millennium Ticket: Enjoy a lighter bite with a complimentary bar for one-hour pre & post. Soup pre-match and half time refreshments, team sheet, match day programme for only £70 for an adult and £35 for a child under 16.

    Remember, Season Ticket holders can upgrade to hospitality for just £25.

    If you would like to book a place at our fantastic Hospitality Lunch, please phone Jennifer Reston on 01698 338 008 or email jennifer.reston@motherwellfc.co.uk.

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    TV: Grant keen to continue loan success

    Conor Grant hopes to be the latest on loan Evertonian to kick-start his career whilst at Fir Park.

    The 19-year old has made an impressive introduction to life in Scottish football, scoring once and setting up two in his opening three matches.

    And the midfielder knows he isn’t the first Toffee to ply his trade on loan at Fir Park either.

    Lukas Jutkiewicz and John Ruddy were both extremely successful recent examples; John Spencer also made a huge impact whilst on loan from Goodison Park back in the late 1990s.

    The youngster knows he treading a well-walked, successful line, but hopes he can maintain similar standards, helping ‘Well out of trouble whilst progressing his career with his parent club.

    [pullquote]“I knew players had come to Motherwell and done well and progressed their career, so I looked at this as a good chance for me to come up and show what I can do.[/pullquote]

    Speaking to the broadcast media ahead of this weekend’s match against Kilmarnock at Fir Park, Grant said: “I knew players had come to Motherwell and done well and progressed their career, so I looked at this as a good chance for me to come up and show what I can do.

    “This is the first opportunity I’ve had to come out, and I want to take everything out of it that I can. It’s even the first time I’ve been away from home, so it’s a great experience for me.

    “I’m learning all the time. I’ve loved every minute of it so far; the best way to describe it is ‘real’. This is the next stage for me, playing senior professional football under pressure. Obviously we lost the first two games but I felt we’ve shown signs of improvement and to win at the weekend was brilliant.

    “We’ve got to take confidence from that and kick on now.”

    MFC TV

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    Goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen departs

    Motherwell FC can today confirm Faroese goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen has left the club by mutual consent.

    The 28-year old former Blackburn and Man City stopper was in his second spell at Fir Park, signing in the summer of 2013. He leaves having made 23 starts for the Steelmen.

    Everyone at the club would like to thank Gunnar for his contribution and wish him every success in his future career.

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    Cash Converters’ February POTM

    Every month this season, Cash Converters will be giving you the opportunity to present your Motherwell Player of the Month with his trophy.

    All you need to do is vote for the Well player you think has been the stand-out performer for February and you could be chosen at random to congratulate our star man in person and win a pennant signed by the individual himself.

    To cast your vote, simply visit our Cash Converters SPL Facebook page by CLICKING HERE.

    Competition closes at midnight on Sunday 8th March.

    The player of the month presentation will take place on the week commencing 9th March.

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    TV: Highlights from Rugby Park

    Highlights from Rugby Park as goals from Nathan Thomas, Dylan Mackin and a Dom Thomas double give the U20s an 0-4 win over Kilmarnock.

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    Johansson delighted with youngsters

    Under 20s boss Jonatan Johansson was full of praise for his young side after they won convincingly at Rugby Park.

    Goals from Nathan Thomas, Dylan Mackin and a Dom Thomas double gave ‘Well an impressive 0-4 win over the Ayrshire side.

    The team are now unbeaten for almost three months, not losing in the calendar year to date and with first-team places and contracts up for grabs, the former Finnish international striker is encouraged by his side’s recent form.

    Speaking to MFC TV after the match, he said: “There were some really good performances, a great attitude and the work rate was top class.

    [pullquote]There were some really good performances, a great attitude and the work rate was top class[/pullquote]

    “We are a better team when we aggressively press the ball. It can be hard to do it with the shape we played tonight, but full credit to the boys, their fitness levels were excellent.

    “Regardless of whatever team you’re playing for, be it going for Championships, prizes of fighting at the wrong end of the table, this is the time of year footballers need to play at their best.

    “For our kids, this is the time they’re looking to progress to the first-team, looking at their future in terms of new contracts either at Motherwell or elsewhere and this is the time to do.

    “When the pressure is on, the best will do so and the team are really showing that at the moment. Long may it last!”

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    Kilmarnock U20s 0 – 4 Motherwell U20s

    Motherwell Under 20s maintained their excellent run of form to beat Kilmarnock 0-4 at Rugby Park this evening.

    Goals from Nathan Thomas, Dylan Mackin and a Dom Thomas brace gave Jonatan Johansson’s side all three points from the Ayrshire clash.

    The win means the young Steelmen haven’t lost a game since mid December as they aim to finish the 2014/15 campaign on a high.

    ‘Well made two changes to the side that drew with Rangers last midweek. Jack McMillan and Stuart Carswell dropped out; replaced by January signings Anthony Straker and Nathan Thomas.

    But it was another Thomas, Dominic, who got the Steelmen off to the best possible start. The young forward capitalised on a loose pass from the hosts, allowing him to hare in on goal. With Devlin MacKay rushing off his line, Thomas picked his spot, slotting into the corner for 0-1, with just three minutes on the clock.

    The Fir Parkers’ explosive start continued and Bob McHugh, Nathan Thomas and Steven Higgins all passed up chances to extend the lead further, but none could capitalise.

    However, such was ‘Well’s dominance of the opening stages, a second goal seemed inevitable and it eventually came after 28 minutes.

    Straker’s quick-thinking throw got Dom Thomas in deep in Killie territory. He wriggled away from a challenge before squaring it for the supporting McHugh. The striker’s attempted shot somehow squirmed back out to Nathan Thomas who fired home from close range.

    Both Thomas’ were creating all sorts of problems and Nathan came close to adding his second of the night, hitting the accelerator to ghost past two despairing defenders, only for his stinging drive to be palmed around by MacKay.

    The home side did finish the half slightly stronger though and after Greg Kiltie tested Max Currie for the first time in the game was a long-range shot, Lee Miller passed up a great chance to reduce the arrears.

    The former Dundee Utd, Hearts and Aberdeen striker found himself in space inside the area and with just the keeper to beat, he struck his low shot off the base of the post before Straker eventually cleared.

    It looked like a pivotal miss and it proved to be. It wasn’t the last action of the half though; Nathan Thomas created another chance for himself in the last second, nut-megging his marker before curling a lovely shot that deflected just over.

    For all ‘Well were superb in the first-half, thoroughly meriting their 0-2 advantage, they were sloppy at the start of the second, allowing Killie to dominate possession.

    However, for all the ball they had, the hosts never really created too much in the way of clear-cut chances.

    Lee Miller fired a close-range free-kick over the bar, Euan Smith ballooned a shot high over from a similar distance and Dylan Pooler trundled a low effort harmlessly wide of Currie’s right-hand post. That was it, really.

    A goal for the home side might have changed things at that stage, but ‘Well all but killed the game with a decisive third, and it was a goal of some beauty.

    Dom Thomas won the ball deep in his own half, before quickly setting ‘Well on the attack with a positive pass to Ross MacLean. He kept the move going, spraying it across the park to the right flank where Nathan Thomas was in space. The former Plymouth man picked out sub Dylan Mackin with a terrific ball, and after an excellent touch, he coolly prodded it past MacKay for 0-3. A clinical counter-attacking goal! Game over.

    There was still enough time for ‘Well to add an exclamation point to the victory and the Thomas’ again combined. Nathan collecting deep, cutting across the park from right to left before picking out Dom in the box. He took one touch to move the ball away from his marker, before lashing it home past a helpless MacKay.

    It was a ruthless, clinical and at times, extremely impressive victory for Johansson’s men who are full of energy, pace, endeavour and attacking intent. They face St Johnstone at home next week full of confidence, looking to work their way up the table.

    Motherwell: Currie, Watt (McNulty – 76mins), Straker, Ferguson, Hall, Cadden, N.Thomas, Higgins (McCall – 76mins), McHugh (Mackin – 66mins), D.Thomas, MacLean

    Subs Not Used: B. Long, McMillan, Anderson

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    Under 20s to face Kilmarnock

    The Under 20s will aim to maintain their unbeaten run in 2015 when they take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Tuesday night.

    Jonatan Johansson’s youngsters have drawn with Dunfermline, Hibs and Rangers and beat Inverness in their last four matches, scoring nine goals in the process.

    They sit just five points behind joint-sixth placed Killie, but have a game in hand over their Ayrshire rivals as they the Steelmen look to finish the season strongly.

    The match will take place at Rugby Park, with kick-off set for 7pm.

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    Luke Watt pens extended deal

    Motherwell FC is pleased to confirm young defender Luke Watt has signed a new three-and-a-half year deal at the club.

    The 17-year old right full-back, who performed fantastically well on the left side during January, is in his first full season at Fir Park after being promoted through the Elite Academy, turning professional last summer.

    Although his existing contract still had another fourteen months to run, his new deal will take him through until May 2018.

    Speaking to motherwellfc.co.uk, manager Ian Baraclough said: “This deal is very much in line with the clubs’ refocused strategy on developing young players and doing everything we can to maximise their worth, both to themselves and to the club.

    [pullquote]Whilst we acknowledge Luke is still developing, he’s a very exciting prospect and one we think will go on to have a great career in the game.[/pullquote]

    “This new contract is very much a reward for his progress and for the way he handled himself when asked to step into the first-team in fairly difficult circumstances.

    “I’ve said continuously that a part of my remit is to ensure the when young players develop through the ranks, there is a pathway for them to go and play, develop and kick-on.

    “We’ve got this deal done and are working on several others too.”

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

     Extended highlights from Fir Park where 10 men Motherwell overcome Inverness CT with a 2-1 win.

    MFC TV