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    Robinson signs extended deal

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    Campbell signs four-year deal

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    Build-up: Hamilton Accies

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    Hamilton Accies ticket news

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    Comedy night at Fir Park

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    Hartley: More to come from us

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    Robinson: We won’t change for any side

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    Semi-final Hospitality Packages

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    U20s to face Burntisland Shipyard

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    Thomson in charge of Lanarkshire Derby

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    Robinson signs extended deal

    Motherwell FC is tonight delighted to confirm manager Stephen Robinson has extended his contract until May 2020.

    Robinson, 42, took over the reigns at Fir Park back in March of this year with his remit to firstly keep the team in the league, which he did.

    Secondly was to reshape and rebuild the squad in the Summer Transfer Window, with 18 players leaving or retiring and 14 new faces arriving between early June and the end of August. A part of that was also brokering the sale of Ben Heneghan to Sheffield United on transfer deadline day.

    The Steelmen have made a positive start to the new campaign, with Robinson’s side having won 10 of their first 14 matches, with the team currently sitting in fifth position, one point behind Rangers in third and with a Betfred Cup Semi Final against the Ibrox men on the horizon.

    Indeed, the manager’s win percentage after seven months / twenty-six games in charge is an extremely impressive 53.84%.

    [pullquote]”There is a real sense of togetherness at the moment and my staff and I work hard every single day to try and make a success of things and to give the Directors, staff and, most importantly, the fans a team they can be proud of.[/pullquote]

    His initial contract had just over six months left, but the Northern Irishman has put pen to paper on an extended deal that will run for an additional two years.

    Robinson, a ‘Well Society member, said: “I am delighted to have signed this new deal and thank everyone at the club, and the supporters, for the backing they have given me so far.

    “There is a real sense of togetherness at the moment and my staff and I work hard every single day to try and make a success of things and to give the Directors, staff and, most importantly, the fans a team they can be proud of.”

    Chairman Jim McMahon said: “The Board has been extremely impressed by Stephen’s approach to his role since returning to the club earlier in the year.

    “He told us he would keep the team in the league and he did. He told us he would reshape the squad and continue our player trading policy, which he has.

    “He is an extremely focused, dedicated and hard-working guy and we will continue to give him as much backing as we possibly can with a view to achieving our objectives.”

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    Campbell signs four-year deal

    Motherwell FC is today delighted to confirm Scotland U21 International Allan Campbell has signed a new four-year contract at the club.

    Campbell, 19, has been in sensational form for the Steelmen in recent months, cementing a regular starting berth in the heart of Motherwell’s midfield.

    And the Academy graduate, who has been with Motherwell since first appearing for the Under 10s, has also made his Scotland U21 bow, starting against both England and Latvia in the last seven days.

    Campbell’s deal will now run until the summer of 2021 and he’ll continue to compete with the likes of Carl McHugh, Gaēl Bigirimana, Andy Rose, Liam Grimshaw, Chris Cadden and others for a jersey.

    Speaking on his new deal, Campbell said: “I am delighted to get this done and dusted so I can concentrate on kicking on now.

    [pullquote]”It’s been a great few weeks for me, but my aim was to firstly get into the Motherwell team and everything else has been a bonus, really.[/pullquote]

    “I owe a lot to the manager, he’s given me a chance and I really appreciate that and I want to play well for him and keeping proving myself to everyone.”

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson, who is in having discussions with several players about their contract at the moment, added: “We have been delighted with Allan’s progress and his new and improved deal is very much a reward for his hard-work, dedication and excellent performances.

    “Allan also knows that he must keep his performances at a level and that he has several extremely talented players desperate for his shirt, that’s the type of environment we’ve created here, so the onus is very much on him to continue to play as he has.

    “We will continue to blood good young players at Motherwell when they are ready to step up. Chris Cadden and Allan are two who are there, but there are numerous others in our Under 20s set-up who are close to taking the next step.

    “They need to keep working hard on the park and off, keep impressing and eventually their time will come.”

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    Build-up: Hamilton Accies

    Domestic football returns this weekend and the Steelmen get back to action with the first Lanarkshire derby of the 2017/18 campaign.

    Stephen Robinson’s side will be keen to get back in to the swing of things following the international break, with a chance to pick up their 11th victory in 15 games.

    After the narrow loss to Aberdeen, the Fir Parkers bounced back to head in to the break on the back of a 3-0 victory over Partick Thistle.

    And the derby is set to be an intriguing fixture, given that Hamilton will be hungry to put to bed a run of five games without a win.

    Martin Canning’s side pose a tough, physical threat for the ‘Well, and the artificial surface will be a fairly new challenge for some of the Steelmen’s new recruits.

    One of those who is new and ready for Saturday’s clash is Peter Hartley, who has impressed since his summer arrival.

    Speaking to the broadcast press, Hartley discussed the fixture ahead, and his experience of derby clashes throughout his career so far.

    “I’ve never [played on an artificial surface], I don’t think there’s any in England – maybe some in the Conference but I’ve never played at that level,” he admitted. “I’ve got no problems though, body-wise or anything, so I can easily get through games on it.”

    He added: “I don’t think we change the way we play, I think we make them make mistakes on the surface if anything.

    [pullquote]You can tell we’ve got an identity as a team but obviously we’re not getting carried away because we’ve not reached our full potential and there’s still a lot more to come from us as a team.[/pullquote]

    “You can tell we’ve got an identity as a team but obviously we’re not getting carried away because we’ve not reached our full potential and there’s still a lot more to come from us as a team.”

    “I don’t read the papers much but I was hearing people say that Partick weren’t at the races, Kilmarnock weren’t at the races and Aberdeen weren’t quite either but it’s not them not being at the races it’s us making them look average with what we do.”

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson has a near full-strength squad to pick from, with George Newell out through injury and Deimantas Petravičius nearing his full return to fitness.

    And the Northern Irishman insists that his side won’t change for any opposition as the Steelmen prepare for the first Lanarkshire Derby of the season.

    The ‘Well boss looked ahead to this weekend’s clash at the SuperSeal Stadium and admitted Hamilton will be tough opponents.

    However, following a strong run of games, the Fir Park manager believes his side will match Accies hard work on Saturday.

    [pullquote]We’re obviously well aware of the other teams threats but the pitch does make a difference to it and [Hamilton] are used to playing on it.[/pullquote]

    He said: “We don’t change the way we play and we won’t change the way we play for anybody and we’ve been quite successful with that.

    “We’re obviously well aware of the other teams threats but the pitch does make a difference to it and [Hamilton] are used to playing on it.”

    He added: “We’ve been training on astroturf all week though so it’s not an excuse. They’ve been very good at what they do Hamilton but we’ll match them.”

    Martin Canning could be without a number of key men as Ali Crawford, Gary Woods, Michael Devlin, Grant Gillespie, Georgios Sarris and David Templeton could all be doubts. Darian MacKinnon makes his return from suspension for the Accies.

    PLEASE NOTE: Tickets must be purchased from the Fir Park ticket office, open 9am – 4pm today (Friday, October 13th) and tomorrow (Saturday, October 14th) from 9am – 1pm. Tickets are not available on the gate.

     Hamilton Accies V Motherwell
     Saturday 14th October 2017
     3.00pm
     SuperSeal Stadium, Hamilton
     Unavailable on gate. On sale now from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Admission prices are as follows: 

    ADULTS   £22
    CONCESSIONS     £12 
    • Concessions are listed as over 65 and under-18s
    • Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07725 917161

    For those who wish to sit in the ‘Well Bois section please make this known at the time of purchase as a designated area has been allocated.

    If you can’t make it tomorrow, don’t miss the action by tuning in to mixlr.com/motherwellfc for live commentary or follow the match on Twitter @MotherwellFC

    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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    Hamilton Accies ticket news

    Tickets for the first Lanarkshire Derby clash of the 2017/18 campaign will be on sale from the Fir Park ticket office prior to kick-off tomorrow. 

    The Ticket Office will be open from 10am – 1pm, where Betfred Cup Semi-final tickets will also be on sale.

    Hamilton tickets will be sold until 12 noon, and thereafter any remaining tickets will be sent to New Douglas Park where there will be a pay gate.

    For any Motherwell supporters travelling by train, the access route will be via the retail park, through Morrisons Car Park to reach the stadium.

     Hamilton Accies V Motherwell 
     Saturday 14th October 2017
     3.00pm
     Superseal Stadium, Hamilton
     Available from the Fir Park ticket office now

    Admission prices are as follows: 

    ADULTS   £22
    CONCESSIONS     £12 
    • Concessions are listed as over 65 and under-18s
    • Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07725 917161

    For those who wish to sit in the ‘Well Bois section please make this known at the time of purchase as a designated area has been allocated.

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    Comedy night at Fir Park

    Join us at Fir Park on Saturday 18th of November for what promises to be a laugh-filled night.

    We have invited along five of Scotland’s funniest and upcoming comedians;

    Headline act Des Clarke is one of the UK’s most exciting performers. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and one of television and radio’s star presenters. Des is a much loved voice on the airwaves and can be heard waking up central Scotland every morning as host of the Capital Breakfast Show. He also fronts hit comedy series Breaking The News on BBC Radio Scotland.

    Mick Ferry is renowned as a fine purveyor of lugubrious surrealism and has quickly established himself as one of the most sought after comics on the British and International comedy circuit. One of the finest comperes around, Mick performs regularly at The Comedy Store in London and Manchester as well as headlining at comedy venues nationwide.

    Accompanying them will be Susie McCabe whose is known for her brilliant storytelling, acute observations and killer punchlines, which have made her one of most sought after performers in the UK, supporting the likes of Ardal O’Hanlon, Zoe Lyons and Stewart Francis.   She has been tipped as one to watch in 2017, so don’t miss this chance to catch her on her first ever Scottish tour!

    Also in the line-up is Chris Henry, who was nominated for the Perth Fringe World comedy award in 2016 as part of the Best of the Scottish Comedian of the Year compilation, was a finalist in Scottish Comedian of the Year 2009 and has performed on BBC TV and radio.

    Marc Jennings is one of the most promising new acts on the Scottish comedy scene, this English Literature graduate from Clydebank regularly plays clubs up and down the UK, and in 2015 was selected for the BBC’s New Comedy Award competition as well as being nominated for Best New Comedian at the Scottish Variety Awards.

    Tickets cost £20 which includes a curry.

    To book and make sure you don’t miss out, click here to book online or call the events team on 01698 333 333.

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    Hartley: More to come from us

    ‘Well defender Peter Hartley believes there is still more to come from the Steelmen despite a strong start to the season.

    The Englishman, who is preparing for his first Lanarkshire derby, hailed the Fir Parkers performances following a string of good results.

    And, echoing the though of Stephen Robinson, the centre back insisted that Motherwell won’t go about changing their approach to games due to the opposition.

    [pullquote]We’ve got an identity as a team but obviously we’re not getting carried away because we’ve not reached our full potential and there’s still a lot more to come from us as a team.[/pullquote]

    He said: “I don’t think we change the way we play, I think we make them make mistakes on the surface if anything.

    “You can tell we’ve got an identity as a team but obviously we’re not getting carried away because we’ve not reached our full potential and there’s still a lot more to come from us as a team.”

    “I don’t read the papers much but I was hearing people say that Partick weren’t at the races, Kilmarnock weren’t at the races and Aberdeen weren’t quite either but it’s not them not being at the races it’s us making them look average with what we do.”

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    Robinson: We won’t change for any side

    Stephen Robinson insists that his side won’t change for any opposition as the Steelmen prepare for the first Lanarkshire Derby of the season.

    The ‘Well boss looked ahead to this weekend’s clash at the SuperSeal Stadium and admitted Hamilton will be tough opponents.

    However, following a strong run of games, the Fir Park manager believes his side will match Accies on Saturday.

    [pullquote]We don’t change the way we play and we won’t change the way we play for anybody and we’ve been quite successful with that.[/pullquote]

    He said: “We don’t change the way we play and we won’t change the way we play for anybody and we’ve been quite successful with that.

    “We’re obviously well aware of the other teams threats but the pitch does make a difference to it and [Hamilton] are used to playing on it.”

    He added: “We’ve been training on astroturf all week though so it’s not an excuse. They’ve been very good at what they do Hamilton but we’ll match them.”

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    Semi-final Hospitality Packages

    Motherwell’s semi-final clash with Rangers is fast approaching, so why not celebrate the occasion with one of our hospitality packages?

    The Steelmen travel to Hampden on Sunday, October 22, and we have a number of options available for you to take in the big match in style – including an exclusive new hospitality package!

    Joe Wark Lounge

    Come and enjoy the semi-final in style with our new Hospitality Package and with access for up to 20 guests this is an opportunity not to be missed.

    • Private lounge within Fir Park with your own dedicated serving staff
    • Complimentary Bar (11am – 8pm)
    • Breakfast Roll served pre match
    • Transport to and from Hampden with official parking
    • Hot Buffet served post-match

    £2000 (for up to 20 guests. Does not include match ticket)

    Centenary Suite Hospitality

    • 11am arrival
    • £30 main stand ticket
    • Pay Bar Facility
    • Hot Breakfast Roll
    • Match Day Programme
    • Official Coach to and from Hampden with official parking (leaving Fir Park at 1pm)
    • Glass of sparkling wine on return to Centenary Suite
    • Hot Buffet Served
    • 8pm Close (or subject to demand)

    £70 per person

    Cooper Bar/Concourse Bus

    • 11am Open
    • Bar & food options available to purchase
    • 1pm Coach to and from Hampden with official parking
    • 8pm Close (or subject to demand)

    £8 per person

    Contact the team now on 01698 333 333 or email hospitality@motherwellfc.co.uk

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    U20s to face Burntisland Shipyard

    Motherwell under 20s will take on Burntisland Shipyard in the third round of the Scottish FA Youth Cup.

    The Fir Park youngsters have been drawn as the home side for the fixture, which is set to be played on or before Sunday, October 29th.

    Stephen Craigan’s side enjoyed a stellar run last season as they vied to defend the trophy they lifted two season ago, making it all the way to the last four where they were knocked out by eventual winners Celtic.

    Shipyard won a dramatic encounter against Livingston to secure progression to the third round, holding out to win 3-2 earlier this month.

    Further information regarding this fixture will be announced in due course.

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    Thomson in charge of Lanarkshire Derby

    Referee for Saturday’s league match against Hamilton Accies at the SuperSeal Stadium is Craig Thomson.

    The 45-year old takes charge of his second Motherwell fixture of the season, after the official was in charge of the trip to McDiarmid Park earlier this season.

    On that afternoon, ‘Well went down to eight men amid controversial circumstances as St Johnstone went on to win 4-1.

    Thomson took charge on four occasions last term, which included both the first and last games of the season, starting with a win against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park and ending with a 3-2 loss away to Inverness.

    In between those clashes, the official oversaw a 1-1 draw away to Partick Thistle in September and the crushing Scottish Cup defeat against Rangers at Ibrox.

    One of the top Scottish referee’s in the game, Thomson has been in charge of fixtures at all levels of the game, including the UEFA Champions League and World Cup Qualifiers.

    Of the three matches he refereed in Europe’s premier club competition last season, one match included 2015/16 finalists Atlético Madrid.

    His record in charge of the Steelmen is a bit of a mixed bag with 16 wins from 50 matches. There have been 24 defeats and ten draws too.

    Not included in that list was the 2007/08 Scottish Cup fourth round replay win against Hearts at Fir Park, when he replaced the injured Stuart Dougal midway through the second-half.

    In those games, Motherwell have scored 70 and conceded 77.

    171 players have gone into the book, 87 were wearing claret and amber. Up until the Saints clash, seven players had been shown a red card, including former captains Stephen Craigan and Keith Lasley. That total has now surged to ten following the dismissals of Trevor Carson, Carl McHugh and Charles Dunne back in August.

    Craig will be ably assisted by Graeme Stewart and Stuart Stevenson; with Craig Napier on fourth official duties.