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    Rearranged Dons clash tickets on sale

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    Dallas to officiate Hearts clash

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    Cooper bar open on Saturday

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    Pearson: ‘Well return ticked all the boxes

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    McGhee: We’re looking strong

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    Killie match switch to Saturday

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    Scott McDonald appeal dismissed

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    Pearson returns to the ‘Well

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    Two join the Under 20s squad

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    Fry and Laing depart the Steelmen

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    Rearranged Dons clash tickets on sale

    Motherwell’s rearranged fixture with Aberdeen on Wednesday 15th February at Pittodrie is a pay on the gate match.

    Previous tickets will not apply, however if brought to the Fir Park ticket office and provided with a name and address, duplicates will be issued from Aberdeen.

    Alternatively, you can take your ticket on the night and replacements will be issued then.

    For those supporters who cannot attend the rearranged game they should bring their tickets to the Fir Park ticket office where a refund will be arranged.

    Ticket prices for the night are as follows, with kick-off at 7.45pm:    

    ADULTS   £25 
    OVER 65     £19
    OVER 75   £15
    UNDER 18   £10
    UNDER 12   £6
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    Dallas to officiate Hearts clash

    Referee for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Hearts at Fir Park is Andrew Dallas.

    It will be Andrew’s third Motherwell game of the season, after he officiated the goalless draw with Dundee at Fir Park back in August and the 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle in December.

    The referee took charge on two occasions last term including a disappointing loss against Kilmarnock when the ‘Well slumped to a 2-0 loss back in February.

    He also oversaw a huge 1-0 victory for Mark McGhee’s side against Hearts at Tynecastle.

    With Hearts just one spot above the ‘Well, it was a massive win in solidifying fifth spot as the season was coming to a close.

    Son of famous referee Hugh Dallas, Andrew takes charge of his fifth Motherwell game today.

    So far he has dished out sixteen yellow cards, no reds and in total has booked seven Motherwell players.

    He will be assisted by Stuart Stevenson and Jordan Stokoe, with Kevin Clancy on Fourth Official duties.

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    Cooper bar open on Saturday

    Join us before and after the game!

    The club would like you to join us in the Cooper Bar again this weekend as we take on Hearts. The Cooper Bar opens at 11am and will be serving breakfast rolls and drinks before the game, and will be opening again after the final whistle where further food and drinks will be available.

    The Cooper Bar saw a record breaking week when it came to takings as the bars took 150% more than they had done previously at any other game this season. A new queuing system was introduced which saw waiting times massively reduced and the bottle bar opened again due to popular demand.

    This weekend we again welcome Motherwell and Hearts fans to join us for your breakfasts rolls and drinks before and after the game.

    Food prices are as follows:

    Pre Match

    Roll with Sausage or Bacon: £1.50

    Roll with Potato Scone: £1.30

    Doublers: £2.00

    Post Match

    Hot Dogs: £2.00

    Burgers: £2.50

    We look forward to you joining us on Saturday and thank you all for your help in helping these positive changes become a reality.

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    Pearson: ‘Well return ticked all the boxes

    New signing Stephen Pearson spoke to the press shortly after signing a deal with the Fir Parkers which will keep him at the club until the end of the season.

    The midfielder, who returns for his third stint in Lanarkshire, admitted that he feels good to be back and looks forward to getting in to action.

    He said: “It’s nice to be back, obviously it doesn’t feel that long since I left but there’s plenty of new faces in there and I’m looking forward to getting started now.

    “Everybody knows the affiliation I’ve got with the club and I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed my time here, it’s a good place to come and work – so it ticked all the boxes for me.”

    [pullquote]Everybody knows the affiliation I’ve got with the club and I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed my time here, it’s a good place to come and work – so it ticked all the boxes for me.[/pullquote]

    And while it was the right move for him as a player, Motherwell’s number 88 also insists that he hopes to benefit the club as they push for a top six spot.

    He said: “Hopefully it suits Motherwell to have me back in the short term, and then who knows where we go from there, but I’m just looking forward to helping the team out first and foremost, contribute as much as I can between now and the end of the season and help this club finish as high up the league as possible.”

    ‘Well assistant James McFadden played a pivotal role in brining Pearson back to Motherwell, with the player revealing the two kept in contact while he was out in India.

    Pearson said: “Faddy’s Faddy, I’ve known him for years obviously and I get on with him really well.

    [pullquote]The players that have come in have been of a good standard and there’s no reason why we can’t finish in the top six, so that’ll be the aim for us.[/pullquote]

    “He was just asking me how I was doing and how I was enjoying my time out in India and when I left in the summer I left it open to come back, the possibility was always there and I said that at the time so I’m delighted to be back again.”

    On the pitch, Pearson believes the Steelmen have what it takes to secure a top six finish and admitted the win on Tuesday was huge.

    He said: “A big win midweek away to Ross County put the team in to the top six and we’re obviously looking to cement that place and finish as high up the league as we possibly can.

    “I’ve watched quite a few of the games since I’ve been away and the players that have come in have been of a good standard and there’s no reason why we can’t finish in the top six, so that’ll be the aim for us.”

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    McGhee: We’re looking strong

    ‘Well boss Mark McGhee believes his squad are in a good position to face Hearts on Saturday afternoon.

    After introducing a few new signings in January, the Fir Park boss feels he has a strong squad and one in form too.

    Speaking to the press this morning, the manager credited the clubs ability to stabilise the budget in playing a big part in adding depth to the squad.

    McGhee said: “I think the great change here is that we weren’t praying someone would come in for one of our players in terms of the financial situation which has become stabilised and means we can afford to keep these boys.

    “We still remain a club who are here to improve these lads and if they can get themselves moved on then that’s what we have to live with because its part of what we have to do to sustain the club.

    “In this time we’re in a good position and we didn’t have to sell so we didn’t – happy days.”

    Stephen Pearson, who signed until the end of the season this morning, brings something important to the table, believes McGhee.

    [pullquote]The great change here is that we weren’t praying someone would come in for one of our players in terms of the financial situation which has become stabilised and means we can afford to keep these boys.[/pullquote]

    He said: “We know what Pearo is, he’s different from the others, he’s got a goal in him and we’re delighted to have him back.”

    After Aussie striker Scott McDonald was sent off against Rangers, the club appealed Willie Collum’s decision, which McGhee admitted he was positive was incorrect.

    He said: “I’m 100% convinced that it wasn’t a red card but I’m not 100% convinced that the people over there will see that or will be prepared to turn it over.

    Ultimately, the boss predicted it correctly, after the Scottish FA dismissed the appeal at Hampden this morning.

    McGhee defended his striker though and said: “I’m absolutely adamant that everything that happened about the challenge was fair and proper and that Scott McDonald actually took due care in making sure that he didn’t hurt Kenny Miller because he bent his leg.

    “There’s all sorts of evidence in my opinion that shown that Scotty was under control, won the ball and then did his best to make sure he didn’t hurt Kenny.”

    With the chasing pack behind Motherwell just a point or two off that sixth spot, the ‘Well boss insists his side just need to keep their heads down.

    [pullquote]All we can do is look behind us at the others and just chip away at it. We’ve got eleven games before the split and I’m expecting improvement now, regardless what happens in the next few games.[/pullquote]

    He said: “It’s incremental; you keep your head down and look at the next game and we know that we have a tough run coming up now.

    “All we can do is look behind us at the others and just chip away at it. We’ve got eleven games before the split and I’m expecting improvement now, regardless what happens in the next few games. I think we’re playing well enough and we’re competitive enough to win enough games to give us a chance of getting that sixth spot.”

    And ahead of Hearts on Saturday, McGhee believes that their convincing win over Rangers can’t be something that plays too big a part in the Steelmen’s preparations.

    He said: “We can’t worry about last night because by all accounts Rangers were poor compared to what they were against us. We know Hearts can beat anyone in the league and when I looked at their team last night I didn’t really recognise it in a sense because of all these signings.

    “We’ve got a wee bit to learn this afternoon about how they did it and what they were like.”

    He added: “We have as strong a squad as we’ve had at any time this season, I think we’re in as good form as we have been at any time this season and therefore we’ve got a good chance of doing well against Hearts.”

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    Killie match switch to Saturday

    Motherwell’s match at Rugby Park next month will now go ahead on Saturday afternoon, 4th March 2017.

    The game against Killie was originally scheduled for the midweek of Wednesday 1st March, but with both teams having a free weekend just days later, it was felt a move to the more traditional kick-off time (3pm) on the Saturday would be preferable.

    >> Updated Fixture List

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    Scott McDonald appeal dismissed

    The club’s appeal to rescind Scott McDonald’s red card, picked up against Rangers last Saturday, has been dismissed by the Scottish FA.

    In a hearing at Hampden this morning, attended by the player himself, the club’s attempts were turned down meaning the Aussie forward will miss the next two matches against both Hearts and Aberdeen.

    McDonald, who has seven goals and three assists in the league this season, will return for the trip to face Celtic on February 18.

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    Pearson returns to the ‘Well

    Motherwell FC can today confirm the signing of Stephen Pearson until the end of the season.

    The free agent has penned a deal with the Steelmen which see’s him arrive for his third stint in Lanarkshire.

    Pearson, who has returned from a spell in India with Atletico Kolkata, will wear the number 88 jersey for the Fir Parkers and passed a medical this morning.

    [pullquote]He brings an energy to the midfield, a physical presence and he drives forward – he will be a huge boost for us as we head in to a crucial run of games and as we head towards the split too of course.[/pullquote]

    ‘Well boss Mark McGhee said: “We’re delighted to have Pearo back and I’m sure all of the supporters will be too.

    “He brings an energy to the midfield, a physical presence and he drives forward – he will be a huge boost for us as we head in to a crucial run of games and as we head towards the split too of course.”

    He added: “It really just tops off a terrific January window in my opinion, and I feel now we have the strongest squad we’ve had all season.”

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    Two join the Under 20s squad

    Stephen Craigan’s Under 20s have added two players on deadline day to boost the squad for the second half of the season.

    The young Steelmen currently sit second in the SPFL Development League, four points off top and face a Youth Cup Semi Final clash against either Celtic or league-leaders Hibs, as they aim to hold onto their trophy.

    With regular goalkeeper Peter Morrison requiring an operation for a broken wrist, Craigan has taken Sunderland stopper Ollie Pain on loan to the end of the season.

    The 19-year old Aussie will compete with fellow youngster Jordan Pettigrew for a spot between the sticks.

    Also joining the club is 18-year Northern Ireland Youth International midfielder Shea Gordon.

    [pullquote]Both have looked at our club and that pathway we’ve created towards the first-team and want to play a part in it.[/pullquote]

    Gordon came through the ranks at Sheffield United, but was released by the Blades to pursue a professional career elsewhere.

    Under 20s boss Craigan said: “We’re really pleased to add both players to the squad at a busy time of year.

    “Peter Morrison will miss the next few months and we needed Ollie to come in.

    “He has shown up exceptionally well in training and he’s the type of lad who has ambitions of getting into the first-team straight away.

    “Shea is a lad we know well. He’s captained the Sheffield United youth teams and has International experience that will be valuable to our squad.

    “Both have looked at our club and that pathway we’ve created towards the first-team and want to play a part in it.”

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    Fry and Laing depart the Steelmen

    Motherwell FC can today confirm the departures of defender Louis Laing by mutual consent and young midfielder Tom Fry on a development loan.

    Fry has joined Annan Athletic on a development loan until the end of the season.

    The youngster, who will be experiencing some valuable first team experience with the Scottish League Two side, could be a shrewd signing for Jim Chapman’s side – boasting over 15 assists for the Steelmen Under 20s this term.

    The Welshman will be available for selection for Stephen Craigan in the Scottish FA Youth Cup and the Development League.

    Laing, on the other hand, who has been on loan with Notts County for the first half of the season, has departed the club by mutual consent after signing for the club in January 2015.

    Everyone at the Motherwell FC would like to thank Louis for his time at Fir Park and wish him the very best of luck in his future career.