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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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    Kilmarnock in pictures

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    Robinson: We had lots of chances

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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.

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    Kilmarnock in pictures

    Images from this afternoon’s 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Snaps courtesy of SNSPix

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    Robinson: We had lots of chances

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson was determined to look at the positives following his sides defeat against Kilmarnock.

    The Fir Park boss was frustrated with the result at Rugby Park but reflected on yet another dominant ‘Well performance.

    Speaking to MFC TV at full time, the Northern Irishman singled out some impressive performances during the Ladbrokes Premiership encounter.

    [pullquote]We got a lot of chances and some of our football was excellent at times so I’ve got to take real positives out of that because there were some super performances out there.[/pullquote] 

    He said: “It’s a wee bit different from Wednesday night because I thought we were excellent from the first minute to the last and I’d go as far as saying it was probably our best away performance.

    “Obviously everyone’s emotions are dictated by the result and when you make a mistake it’s blown out of proportion but we’ve played very well today and we haven’t come out with anything which is frustrating.” 

    He added: “We got a lot of chances and some of our football was excellent at times so I’ve got to take real positives out of that because there were some super performances out there.”