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    Introducing the new mascot

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    ‘Well team up with Bet Park

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    Ellis Plummer joins the Steelmen

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    Significant growth in Season Ticket sales

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    Betfred Cup: 2nd Round info

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    Betfred Cup: Last 16 draw

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

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    Berwick Rangers win in pictures

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    Robinson: Delighted with start

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    Motherwell 1 – 0 Berwick Rangers

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    Introducing the new mascot

    Motherwell Football Club is delighted to announce our new mascot, “Steelman” after a club and MFC Community Trust competition that saw 1000’s of entries from the children of Lanarkshire and beyond.

    Steelman will make his debut with his miniature assistant “Raven Steel” when we face Rangers here at Fir Park on Sunday (1.30pm Kick off). The children that designed each of our mascots were the first ever supporters to meet the new Motherwell heroes earlier today and were very excited about it. Abbi Kilgour (7) from Newmains designedRaven Steel Whilst Freddie Hughes (10) of Wishaw was the brains behind Steelman .

    Name Steelman  
    Born: Wasn’t born, was forged from Steel at Ravenscraig
    Lives in: Motherwell
    What are their hobbies? Ironman Triathlon
    Favourite colour? Claret and Amber
    Favourite food Iron filings
    Best school subject Metal work
    Best trick they played? Left the other teams boots out in the rain and the studs went rusty!

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    Name Raven Steel
    Born: Dalziel
    Lives in: Motherwell
    What are their hobbies? Football
    Favourite colour? Claret and Amber
    Favourite food Spaghetti Bolognese
    Best school subject Art
    Best trick they played? Sneaked up on someone

    The winners will each receive a bundle of prizes including a kit and meeting the players for their efforts, whilst the schools of all those that entered the competition will be invited to a game this season as the guests of the Community Trust. Other runners up and winners of the age group categories will be announced shortly.

    Marketing and Fan Engagement Manager Ryan Murrant said “This competition reached out to 1000’s of children across Lanarkshire and got them involved with the club. That was our aim alongside the community trust. It really did capture the imagination of the children and we are so pleased with the relevance of the winning designs, the back stories to them and we thank both Abbi and Freddie for what they have helped create for our supporters. There is a lot planned that we can do with these mascots on matchdays and beyond and we can’t wait to see them out and about on in the wider community promoting the club, the community trust and the Well Society”.

    The new mascots can be seen around the ground on Sunday for the first time and will be at the club shop from 12.30pm-1pm to meet with supporters and to pose for pictures. Next week they will both be visiting the MFC Community Trust football camps to join in with the fun and games. You can book on to the camps by visiting https://www.motherwellfcct.co.uk

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    ‘Well team up with Bet Park

    Motherwell Football Club has agreed a new back-of-shirt sponsorship deal with Bet Park.

    The initial one-year deal with the Caribbean-based gaming company will see the Bet Park brand feature on the back shoulders of the club’s kits – meaning the shirt carries two separate sponsors on the back, the other being charity partner North Lanarkshire Suicide Prevention.

    Bet Park will also feature on the club’s advertising interview backdrop boards and their brand will be in and around the ground at Fir Park Stadium.

    We are delighted to welcome Bet Park to Motherwell Football Club and are thrilled they have chosen us to become their first partnership.

    This is the first ever partnership Bet Park has entered into and the company’s Project Manager Zafer Doruk said: “This is a very proud moment for us, entering into our first partnership.

    “We love football and are delighted to be a sponsor of Motherwell FC. We have already formed a strong partnership with the club which can only go from strength to strength over the coming years.

    Motherwell’s Head of Commercial and Marketing, Suzanne Reid added: “We are delighted to welcome Bet Park to Motherwell Football Club and are thrilled they have chosen us to become their first partnership.

    “It is fantastic that we are attracting partnerships from across the globe and can only be a positive for the club. We will continue to look at new and innovative ways to offer brands exposure at one of Scotland’s most established football clubs.”

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    Ellis Plummer joins the Steelmen

    Motherwell FC has today signed defender Ellis Plummer on a deal until the end of the season.

    The 22-year old former England youth international has spent the last eleven years at English giants Manchester City.

    Plummer, who can also operate at left-back, has had loan spells with Oldham Athletic back in 2013 and, more recently, in the SPFL Premiership with St Mirren in 2014-15, where he made his Saints debut at Fir Park against ‘Well.

    He will compete with the likes of Ben Heneghan, Cédric Kipré, Stephen McManus and Charles Dunne for a starting spot at the Steelmen.

    [pullquote]”I’m delighted. I was desperate for a new challenge and I think this is the perfect place for me.”[/pullquote]

    Plummer, who will wear the number 14 shirt this season, said: “I’m delighted. I was desperate for a new challenge and I think this is the perfect place for me.

    “I had a taste of Scottish football from my time at St Mirren and I really enjoyed it. It’s very competitive but I think that suits me.”

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson added: “I think Ellis will definitely add to our squad – he can play in a number of different positions, left back, left centre back or holding midfield.

    “He is a boy with a massive point to prove – there were very high hopes for him when he was younger but he has had a few injury problems and we are picking up and hoping to give him a platform to get back to where he was.”

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    Significant growth in Season Ticket sales

    Season Ticket sales for the 2017/18 campaign are up by 20% overall with an increase of 40% for the under 16’s.

    With just five days to go until the new season kicks off here at Fir Park supporters both old and new have snapped up over 3,400 season tickets. This is an incredible 20% up on last season as fans back Stephen Robinson and his staff as they assemble their brand new squad.

    One area of significant growth is in the junior supporters where the club have seen an increase of 40%, many of which taking advantage of the new £20 season tickets and the fantastic ‘WellEVATE offers. Both these offers can be found at MyMFC.co.uk

    Marketing and Fan Engagement Manager Ryan Murrant said “The positivity around the club in the offices, on the training pitch and the buzz being created by our supporters is significant and that is shown in these figures. The club had a tough season last time out and the support, loyalty and enthusiasm being generated by our supporters as we approach the first league game is truly incredible. We thank all those that have committed to the club for the new season and we look forward to seeing you all here”.

    For those that have not yet secured their seat there is still time to do so. The ticket office is open every day this week from 9am until 5pm with extended hours on Thursday until 7pm and on Saturday from 10am – 1pm.

    Season tickets are ready for collection now, and the club would strongly advise not leaving collections or the purchasing of season tickets until Sunday due to the expected large crowd.

    All the season ticket information can be found at MyMFC.co.uk and the ticket office can be contacted on 01698 333 333.

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    Betfred Cup: 2nd Round info

    Match information and admission prices for the Betfred Cup 2nd Round clash with Ross County can now be confirmed.

    The game will take place at the Global Energy Stadium on Wednesday 9th August 2017 with kick-off 7.45pm.

    Admission, available on the gate on the day of the match, will be priced at:

    Adults: £15
    Concessions: £10

    • Concessions are listed as Under 18s and Over 65s
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    Betfred Cup: Last 16 draw

    Motherwell have been drawn to play Ross County at the Global Energy Stadium in the last sixteen of the Betfred Cup.

    Stephen Robinson’s men came through Group F with a 100% record which granted them a place seeded pot, with the Staggies being the opposition being plucked from the hat.

    The tie will be played on Wednesday 9th August, with full ticket information announced in due course.

    FULL DRAW

    St Johnstone vs Partick Thistle
    Hibernian vs Ayr United
    Rangers vs Dunfermline
    Ross County vs Motherwell
    Falkirk vs Livingston
    Hamilton Accies vs Aberdeen
    Celtic vs Kilmarnock
    Dundee vs Dundee Utd

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    TV: Highlights from Fir Park

    Extended highlights from Fir Park as for the second game in a row Elliott Frear strikes late to earn Motherwell all three points.

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    Berwick Rangers win in pictures

    Images from this afternoon’s 1-0 win over Berwick Rangers in the Betfred Cup.

    Snaps courtesy of SNSPix

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    Robinson: Delighted with start

    Stephen Robinson expressed his delight at the final whistle as his side wrapped up a perfect Betfred Group stage.

    A 1-0 victory over Berwick Rangers secured four wins from four and a spot as a seeded side in tomorrow’s draw.

    And the Fir Park boss admitted his side could have played better, but was nonetheless pleased with his players.

    [pullquote]We’re delighted because if you told me at the start of the group we’d win four out of four, score a lot of goals along the way and probably a heck of a lot more as well, then we’d have taken it.[/pullquote]

    He said: “We’re delighted because if you told me at the start of the group we’d win four out of four, score a lot of goals along the way and probably a heck of a lot more as well, then we’d have taken it.

    “I think we’ve played better than we did today and it was frustrating because we had so much of the ball, had a lot of crosses in to the box again and it shows the character and spirit of the boys because it’s not always easy to win games.”

    He added: “I think we had clearer cut chances today because we had even more than the 44 crosses in to the box, so we’re doing something right, we’re getting the ball wide and the deliveries have been very good.”

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    Motherwell 1 – 0 Berwick Rangers

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    Motherwell left it late to maintain their 100% record and claim a seeded spot in the draw for the next round of the Betfred cup. And for the second successive game Elliot Frear came up with the late goal for a narrow win over Second Division opposition.

    Credit to a well organized Berwick Rangers who restricted ‘Well to few genuine chances, however, despite making it four wins on the spin, the Fir Park players will need to capitalise on their chances when Glasgow Rangers come calling next Sunday.

    Stephen Robinson shuffled his starting eleven for the visit of the Borderers but the most significant change was Louis Moult making his first start of the season. And although the ‘Well fans will be relieved to see the striker get an hour under his belt, he looked short of match sharpness as he passed up chances he would normally convert.

    With Ben Heneghan missing through injury, the ‘Well boss set up the home defence with Charles Dunne partnering Cedric Kipré at the hear of a back four.

    After only five minutes, though, those plans were altered as Stevie Hammell, with an apparent hamstring injury, had to be replaced by Elliot Frear forcing Carl McHugh to drop back alongside Kipré. Ironically, that increased ‘Well’s attacking threat with Craig Tanner moving forward to join Moult.

    The first threat, though, came at the home end after 14 minutes, when Aaron Murrell’s left foot shot forced Trevor Carson into an early save.

    The next move four minutes later had more familiar look as Richard Tait’s cross found Moult but from six yards and at full stretch he could only guide his header over the bar.

    The striker’s next chance followed a few minutes later when Dunne’s long ball dropped in behind the Berwick defence but from a tight angle Moult rattled the ball off the ‘keeper’s legs.

    Creating plenty of space on the left wing, Frear whipped in a couple of inviting crosses. The first found Andy Rose and his glancing header was just off target before Tait nodded Frear’s cross back across goal for Tanner to force Robby McCrorie to rise and claim the ball under his cross bar.

    On the stroke of half-time, Moult got his head to a teasing Chris Cadden cross but again the ball sailed over McCrorie’s bar.

    The first half ended with the visitor’s taking the plaudits having largely contained ‘Well and restricting the home side to a handful of half chances around McCrorie’s goal.

    That changed as ‘Well made a furious start to the second half.

    Within five minutes McCrorie was forced into making his first real save reacting well to beat Moult’s  powerful angled shot beyond his post. As Berwick failed to clear the corner Frear’s  return across the six yard box zipped past three ‘Well players.

    The pressure remained on the visitor’s goal and Cadden’s header was nodded on by Tanner with McCrorie rescuing the ball as it dropped under the bar.

    Berwick though were eager to get forward and Carson was forced into a diving save to block another 20 yard effort from Murrell.

    Having tasted his first hour of action, Moult made way for Alex Fisher.

    Five minutes later the sub combined with Rose at the edge of the box but although the latter’s drive was low and hard it was straight at the waiting ‘keeper.

    Still looking to make the breakthrough ‘Well gave midweek signing George Newell 15 minutes to make an impact. And the former Everton youth player immediately unsettled the Berwick defence with his direct style of play.

    However, it was mainly Frear’s delivery from crosses and corners which threatened the visitor’s goal.

    With ten minutes remaining the ball was in the Berwick net but as the keeper appeared to be impeded as he rose to hold a spiraling shot from Cadden it was disallowed. Carl McHugh then watched his header from yet another Frear corner palmed from under his bar by McCrorie as the Berwick keeper looked like holding out for penalties until he was finally beaten eight minutes from time.

    Cadden worked his way into the box on the right and when his firm cross was knocked back into the middle of the area, Frear confidently swept the ball down the middle of the goal to ensure three points and top seeding.

    Two minutes from time Newell came close to capping an impressive introduction when he turned on Kipré’s hoisted pass before hammering his shot off the ‘keeper.

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     Alastair Reilly at Fir Park

    ‘Well come through the group stages with a 100% record and are seeded for the next round.

    FT: Motherwell 1 – 0 Berwick Rangers

    90′ | 1-0

    Newell with a great first touch on the spin from Kipré’s cross but McCrorie makes a good stop from his shot.

    84′ | 1-0

    Looked like a clear foul on Frear on the edge of the box but ref says defender got a touch. Some tackle if he has!

    82′ | 1-0

    Finally a breakthrough! Cadden’s powerful cross is beaten out to Frear who fires it into the empty net!

    GOOAALL!!!

    …from the corner ‘Well have the ball bundled into the net but ref deems there was a foul on McCrorie!

    78′ | 0-0

    Close! Dunne’s header somehow flicked over the bar by a defender. Another corner…..

    74′ | 0-0

    Newell straight into the action closing down his man and winning it back but his attempted flick past the ‘keeper is saved

    71′ | 0-0

    Motherwell sub, Newell makes his debut replacing Tanner

    65′ | 0-0

    Berwick Rangers sub, Murrell off for McKenna

    63′ | 0-0

    Stewart booked for a poor challenge on Tanner as he broke away.

    60′ | 0-0

    Motherwell sub, Moult makes way for Fisher.

    51′ | 0-0

    Frear’s cross is headed back in by Cadden and nodded on by Tanner but McCrorie gathers. Still goalless.

    50′ | 0-0

    Moult steals the ball from his man inside the box and gets a shot away but McCrorie beats it away for a corner

    HT: Motherwell 0 – 0 Berwick Rangers

    42′ | 0-0

    Tanner taken down in a decent area but ref waves play on with no real advantage then gives Berwick a free-kick

    32′ | 0-0

    Another good chance! Tait heads it back across goal to Tanner but he heads straight at McCrorie

    30′ | 0-0

    Moult and Frear combine down the left, letting the winger clip in a ball to Rose but his header lands on the roof of the net.

    22′ | 0-0

    Dunne’s ball over the top finds Moult but from a tight angle McCrorie makes the stop with his foot.

    21′ | 0-0

    Another decent chance for Moult! Frear with the clipped cross but he can’t divert his header goalwards and the chance goes.

    18′ | 0-0

    Decent chance for Moult. Tait hangs a cross up which he meets with his head but it loops over the bar.

    14′ | 0-0

    Murrell gets in behind the defence but his left-footed shot lacks any sort of power to trouble Carson.

    6′ | 0-0

    Corner is swung in and met by Rose but Berwick manage to sweep it clear.

    5′ | 0-0

    Motherwell sub, Hammell comes off injured for Frear

    Tanner gets the action underway. COYW!!!

    Out come the two teams, claret and amber for the Steelmen, all white for the visitors.

    Berwick Rangers subs: Brennan, Fairbairn, Thomson, McKenna, Donaldson, Orru, Watt

    Berwick Rangers: McCrorie, Fleming, Waugh, Notman, Lavery, Rutherford, Phillips, Irving, Stewart, McDonald, Murrell

    Motherwell subs: Griffiths, Frear, Bowman, Fisher, Newell, McMillan, Gordon

    Motherwell: Carson, Tait, Hammell, Bigirimana, Cadden, McHugh, Moult, Rose, Dunne, Kipré, Tanner

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