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    Dundee matchday magazine preview

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    Grimshaw: Wins wanted before break

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    Scott Leitch leaves Motherwell

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    Players make Wishaw General visit

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    Robinson: Glad to have home game

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    Robertson to officiate Dee clash

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    Development League fixture postponed

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    Kilmarnock lie in wait in Youth Cup

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    Our schedule for the week ahead

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    TV: Highlights from Rugby Park

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    Dundee matchday magazine preview

    The twelfth issue of ‘Steelmen’ is on sale now ahead of the Fir Parkers clash with Dundee in the Ladbrokes Premiership. 

    Here, we take a look at what can be found inside the 68-page programme.

    Feature interviewee Liam Grimshaw reflects on the Steelmen’s season so far and his return to the Scottish top flight.

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson and skipper Carl McHugh give their updates following a difficult run for the club and in ‘From the Vault’ we take a look back at a memorable clash with the Dee. 

    There are the usual updates from the Community Trust and the Well Society, along with another instalment of ‘Goal Zone’ – where we look at Craig Tanner’s terrific solo-goal vs Partick Thistle.

    Feature writer Andrew Paterson profiles Renfrewshire taxi driver Gordon Rooney in another instalment of ‘We Are the Motherwell FC’.

    An in-depth look at Neil McCann’s Dundee side is featured, as well as the ‘Scouting Report’ section, where some of the Dee’s key men are profiled. 

    An update on Stephen Craigan’s U20s side is included too, with some historic features again included in the programme, one looking at the career of Bobby Ancell and the other looking at the career of Phil O’Donnell nearly 10-years after his tragic passing.

    Our increased kids content remains, with quizzes, games and prizes to be won for young ‘Well fans.

    You’ll also get an update from the Ticket Office as well as an in-depth look at tomorrow’s match-officials.

    All this and more is available for £3 and is on sale from the Club Shop as well as the usual sellers located in and around the ground pre-match.

    You can also order back editions or take a subscription to the magazine for the rest of the season by visiting the website of our publishers, Curtis-Sports.

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    Grimshaw: Wins wanted before break

    Liam Grimshaw is targeting a return to form for Motherwell as they host their first Saturday 3pm game at Fir Park since late October.

    The Steelmen have played seven of their last eight games since on their travels, coinciding with a six-game run without a victory.

    Dundee lie in wait on Saturday and the midfielder says that with the winter break looming, bouncing back is key.

    “It’s been frustrating,” he said. “Obviously we were on a really good run but I think over the season it maybe evens itself out.

    [pullquote]Hopefully we can pick up a couple of wins before we break up for winter and then we can kick on again when we come back.[/pullquote]

    “I think it always helps if you have a good start to the season. If you have a run like this, there’s not as much pressure on you in terms of your league position.

    “Even losing a few games, we’ve not gone that far down the league. We just want to get back to winning ways at the weekend.”

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    Scott Leitch leaves Motherwell

    Motherwell Football Club can announce Academy Director Scott Leitch has left the club by mutual consent.

    Leitch, a former club captain and assistant manager, has been in his current post for just over four years, but has left with the aim of returning to first team management.

    Motherwell were recently named among the eight clubs chosen by the Scottish FA to head up the ‘Elite’ level of its new Project Brave initiative.

    [pullquote]“I am keen to get back into football management and I’m leaving having helped secure Elite status within Project Brave.[/pullquote]

    The club will now look to appoint a successor to continue the good work and progress of the last few years.

    Chief Operating Officer Alan Burrows said: “I would like to thank Scott for his work at Braidhurst and wish him every success in his future career.”

    Scott Leitch added: “I am keen to get back into football management and I’m leaving having helped secure Elite status within Project Brave. I want to wish everyone at Motherwell FC all the very best going forward.

    “Under my directorship a high number of players have moved from the Academy to the first team. In addition Motherwell youth players are now representing Scotland in every age group.

    “I want to wish everyone at Motherwell FC all the very best going forward.”

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    Players make Wishaw General visit

    Members of the playing squad paid a visit to the children’s ward at Wishaw General on Thursday.

    Louis Moult, Cedric Kipre, Gael Bigirimana, Trevor Carson and Charles Dunne spread some Christmas cheer, delivering gifts and spending time with kids and their families.

    Motherwell FC would like to thank the staff at the hospital for allowing the players to visit and for the tireless work they do.

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    Robinson: Glad to have home game

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson is looking forward to a long-awaited home game as his side prepare for the challenge of Dundee on Saturday.

    The Fir Park manager spoke to the broadcast press on Thursday morning and says he is encouraged by his side’s performances, despite a run of defeats.

    And with a return to Fir Park, the Northern Irishman is feeling optimistic ahead of an all-important Premiership encounter.

    He said: “It’s been a while now because we’ve had a run of games away from home, which is obviously difficult, and we haven’t picked up the results we’ve wanted in the last four games.

    [pullquote]So we’re looking forward to getting back to business, getting the fans behind us again and getting a home game under our belt.[/pullquote]

    “We can’t feel sorry for ourselves, we just have to pick ourselves up because we know our performances have been decent so if you’re not playing well it’s more of a worry.”

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    Robertson to officiate Dee clash

    Referee for Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match against Dundee at Fir Park is Don Robertson.

    The ref takes charge of his third Motherwell fixture of the season after officiating on three occasions in the 2016/17 campaign, and is in charge of his second ‘Well match this month after a thrilling 3-2 clash with Partick at Firhill.

    It will be his tenth ever Motherwell fixture during his stint as a senior official.

    The two fixtures he was in the middle for last season included two league defeats in which ‘Well failed to score a goal – a 3-0 loss to Inverness CT and a 2-0 defeat against Celtic at Parkhead.

    However, he was also in charge of the 3-0 Betfred Cup win over Stranraer back in July last year. Goals from Chris Cadden, Scott McDonald and Marvin Johnson secured three points in the group stage fixture.

    The 2015/16 season brought more success for the Steelmen in league fixtures overseen by Robertson.

    A 2-1 win over Aberdeen was preceded by a 2-1 loss against Dundee and a 1-1 draw against Ross County.

    Don will be ably assisted by Andrew McWilliam and Daniel McFarlane with Grant Irvine on fourth official duties.

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    Development League fixture postponed

    Motherwell Under 20’s clash with Dundee United in the Development League on Wednesday has been postponed.

    Due to illness and injuries, United lodged a request to have the game pushed back, which has been accepted by the SPFL.

    The fixture, which was originally scheduled for December 20 at Forthbank Stadium in Stirling, will now be played in April 2018. 

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    Kilmarnock lie in wait in Youth Cup

    Kilmarnock potentially lie in wait for Motherwell in the quarter final of the 2017/18 Scottish FA Youth Cup.

    Stephen Craigan’s side are still to play their previous round against Stranraer, with a new date for the postponed tie still to be confirmed.

    The winners of that fixture will host Killie in the last eight. Quarter final ties are due to be played on or before Sunday, January 28, 2018.

    Motherwell reached the semi finals of last year’s competition, before losing out to eventual winners Celtic.

    The young Steelmen, of course, were the reigning champions after clinching the trophy at Hampden in 2015/16.

    2017/18 Scottish FA Youth Cup quarter final draw

    Inverness Caledonian Thistle or Hibernian v Greenock Morton

    Celtic v St Johnstone or Rangers

    Stranraer or Motherwell v Kilmarnock

    Aberdeen v Stirling Albion or Ross County

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    Our schedule for the week ahead

    Motherwell Football Club is a busy place all week long, with community activities and great events going on as well as football matches.

    This is our schedule for the week ahead across the departments for the week beginning Monday, December 18. For more information on anything listed, click the relevant links or call the club on 01698 333333.

    Please note that many community-based activities are weather dependent.


    Monday, December 18

    Community

    Walking Football: Fir Park astro turf, 1-3pm

    Girls Development Centre: Fir Park astro turf, 3-5.30pm


    Tuesday, December 19

    Community

    Football Fans in Training: Fir Park astro turf, 11am-1pm


    Wednesday, December 20

    Community

    Girls Development Centre: Fir Park astro turf, 3-5.30pm

    Muir Street After School Club: Muir Street Primary School, 3-4pm

    Dalziel After School Club: Dalziel High School, 5-6pm

    Fir Park Mini Steelkids: Fir Park astro turf, 5-6pm

    Lanark Mini SteelkidsLanark Grammar School, 6-7pm

    Fir Park Football Development Centre: Fir Park astro turf, 6-7pm and 7-8pm

    Lanark Football Development Centre: Lanark Grammar School, 7-8pm


    ThursdayDecember 21

    The Fir Park office will close at 1pm.

    Community

    Muir Street After School Club: Muir Street Primary School, 3-4pm

    Dalziel After School Club: Dalziel High School, 5-6pm


    FridayDecember 22

    Community

    Bellshill Mini Steelkids: Sir Matt Busby Centre, 4-5pm

    Bellshill Football Development CentreSir Matt Busby Centre, 5-6pm

    Fir Park Mini Steelkids: Fir Park astro turf, 6-7pm


    SaturdayDecember 23

    Football

    The first team host Dundee in the Ladbrokes Premiership. Kick off at Fir Park is at 3pm.

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£23/£19
    CONCESSIONS£16/£15
    JUVENILES£12/£9
    • Cheaper price is for the John Hunter stand.
    • Concessions are applicable to 60 and over and full time students with a valid matriculation card.
    • Juveniles are applicable to aged 15 and under.
    • Motherwell fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Brian Davidson on 07725 917161. Fans must contact Brian by Wednesday night before the match.

    Events

    Our Christmas Party nights continue on Saturday and we still have availability if you want to have your party at Fir Park. To book, click here to buy online or give the events team a call on 01698 333333.

    Community

    Fir Park Mini Steelkids: Fir Park astro turf, 9-10am and 10-11am

    Saturday Club, Fir Park astro turf, 12-1pm and 1-2pm


    Sunday, December 24

    No events planned.

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    TV: Highlights from Rugby Park

    Highlights from Rugby Park as Motherwell lose 1-0 to Kilmarnock.