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  • First team

    Hibernian 2 – 1 Motherwell

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Livingstone joins East Fife

  • First team

    Preview: Hibernian v Motherwell

  • First team

    Hendrie aiming for game time

  • First team

    Stephen Hendrie signs for Motherwell

  • First team

    Motherwell to face Dundee in Scottish Cup

  • First team

    Tickets on sale for trip to Hibernian

  • First team

    Tait: We’ve returned refreshed

  • First team

    Robinson: We face Hibs with confidence

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    U20s highlights: Aberdeen 1 – 2 Motherwell

  • First team

    Hibernian 2 – 1 Motherwell

    Grant Russell at Easter Road

    Motherwell fought hard to complete a second comeback in the capital in the space of a week but ultimately came up short as Hibs ran out 2-1 winners.

    Curtis Main’s second half strike reduced the deficit after goals from Kamberi and Barker but it wasn’t enough to take a point.

    Manager Stephen Robinson made two changes to the team which started the weekend draw at Hearts. Nadir Ciftci and Chris Cadden dropped out, with Craig Tanner and Liam Grimshaw directly replacing them.

    With just five minutes on the clock, the hosts came within inches of taking the lead.

    Tanner’s attempt at a short free kick backfired, allowing Brandon Barker the chance to run the length of the park. The ball eventually fell to Martin Boyle to get a shot away from just inside the area.

    With the ball beating Carson, the ‘Well were thankful for the late intervention of Cedric Kipre, who slid in to stop the effort inches from crossing the line.

    From the resulting corner, the visitors were in danger again. The deep ball to the back post caused Carson problems and allowed Paul Hanlon the header, but it cannoned back off the woodwork.

    Motherwell took time to settle but it didn’t stop them carving out chances. Curtis Main was first to try his luck from outside the area, with his opportunistic left-footed shot whistling past the left post.

    Hibernian though were enjoying the lion’s share and made the breakthrough with 27 minutes on the clock.

    A low cross from the left flank was well cut out by Charles Dunne but his clearance found its way to the edge of the box, where debutant Kamberi was lying in wait to cannon the ball home off the underside of the crossbar.

    Motherwell continued to look for opportunities on the counter and Allan Campbell came close as the first half wound to a close.

    Andy Rose’s ball from the left was well held in by Tanner in the box. With his back to goal, he laid the ball neatly into the path of the onrushing Campbell but his left foot shot skidded past the right hand post.

    Campbell continued to be the scourge in between Hibs’ defence and midfield and he set up a chance for Tanner soon after. Robbing McGregor, he played the ball wide to the forward but the left foot shot dipped into Marciano’s hands.

    The second half was barely a minute old when Hibs doubled their advantage.

    Boyle found space down the left hand side and his cut back found Barker, who steered the ball past Carson and into the net.

    Chris Cadden and Gael Bigirimana replaced Liam Grimshaw and Andy Rose on the hour mark and the pair instantly combined to carve out a big chance for the visitors.

    Cadden engineered space on the right to swing in a cross to the near post but it was just too high for the unmarked Bigirimana to get his head on.

    Cadden was again involved on the 77th minute mark. The ball breaking to him on the edge of the box, he caught the half volley well but Marciano got down well to stop it.

    Seconds later, ‘Well got the goal back that their pressure deserved. Main’s strength got him a shooting chance at an angle on the left of the area and his low shot found the back of the net.

    The introduction of Nadir Ciftci gave the Steelmen plenty in attack as they pressed for an equaliser, with an aerial threat from Tom Aldred also joining the attack on occasion.

    In the dying moments Motherwell continued to push and Main came desperately close to grabbing the equaliser. His chipped shot looked like it might just dip under the crossbar but Marciano  was quick to tip it over.

     

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Livingstone joins East Fife

    Adam Livingstone has left Motherwell FC to join East Fife on a development loan.

    The young left back, who has made two substitute appearances for the first team so far, will join the League One side until the end of the 2017/18 season.

    “This is a good opportunity for Adam to go and get first team football,” manager Stephen Robinson said of the move.

    “He is very much part of our long-term plans and playing in League One will help him develop.”

    Like Jake Hastie and Rohan Ferguson, Adam’s development loan will mean he is still available to Stephen Craigan at under 20s level.

    Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to wish Adam the best of luck during his loan stint.

     

  • First team

    Preview: Hibernian v Motherwell

    A second trip to the capital city in a matter of days lies in wait for Motherwell on Wednesday night, with Hibernian the opponents in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    The Steelmen go into the game unbeaten so far in 2018, having defeated Hamilton Academical and Ross County before the weekend draw at Hearts.

    Manager Stephen Robinson says his side go in to the match brimming with confidence.

    “We’ve won two out of three and got a brilliant draw away to Hearts, and deservedly so. So there’s a real good atmosphere and we have another tough game against Hibs.

    [pullquote]But we go in to it confident. It leads us in to three home games in the league and offers us a chance to build on what we’ve already done.”[/pullquote]

    Defender Richard Tait believes Motherwell have rediscovered their winning mentality after a refreshing winter break.

    The defender said that confidence is firmly back in the dressing room ahead of their second trip to Edinburgh in the space of five days.

    [pullquote]Hibs are a very good team. They’ve got a lot of pace and players who can make things happen and I enjoy going there and playing against them.[/pullquote]

    “Getting a point in the last minute against Hearts is something we can take confidence from,” the 27-year-old said. “The boys kept going all the way until the end so I think we got what we deserved.

    “The break did us some good. We went away and came back refreshed.

    “I think playing Hamilton straight away not only allowed us to get back from that loss at the end of the year, but allowed us to get our winning mentality back.”

    Elliot Frear, Ryan Bowman, George Newell and Ellis Plummer are all unavailable for Motherwell through injury. New signing Stephen Hendrie is expected to go straight into the squad, pending international clearance.

    Hibernian v Motherwell

    Wednesday 31st January 2018
    7.45pm
    Easter Road
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or pay at the gate

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£22
    OVER 65s / UNDER 18 £12

    Cash turnstiles will be in operation on the day

    If you can’t make it along, 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.

  • First team

    Hendrie aiming for game time

    Stephen Hendrie is relishing the challenge that lies ahead of him at Fir Park.

    The 23-year-old defender is back in Scotland on a six-month loan deal and is eager to get some game time under Stephen Robinson.

    The ex-West Ham player is familiar with the Scottish top flight, having made more than 100 appearances for Hamilton Academical before departing for the Hammers in 2015.

    And now that he’s a ‘Well player, he admits he is ready to kick on for the next six months.

    “I’m absolutely buzzing,” the Glaswegian said. “Obviously to get back up the road and be playing in the Premiership too. I’m just happy to get it all done on deadline day.”

    With Stevie Hammell’s retirement and an injury to Ellis Plummer, Robinson was eager to get a left back through the door before Wednesday’s deadline.

    Stephen said: “I played up here in the league for a good number of years and then went down south, got a good bit of experience and now come back up here ready to get more games under my belt and kick on.

    “I’m relishing the challenge of getting some game time up here. Of course I’m back nearer my family, so I think I’ll be much happier here. You need to be happy playing football, that’s the most important thing.”

  • First team

    Stephen Hendrie signs for Motherwell

    Motherwell Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of Stephen Hendrie.

    The left back has joined on loan from Southend United until the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

    Hendrie will go straight into manager Stephen Robinson’s squad for the trip to face Hibernian in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday night, pending international clearance.

    “I’m relishing the challenge of getting some game time up here,” he said on his deadline day arrival at Fir Park.

    “I played up here in the league for a good number of years and then went down south, got a good bit of experience and now come back up here ready to get more games under my belt and kick on.”

    Hendrie started his career with Hamilton Academical, making his debut at the age of 16 and going on to play 117 times, before earning a move to West Ham United.

    The 23-year-old then had loan spells at Southend and Blackburn Rovers, before returning to Southend on a permanent basis in the summer. Hendrie has also represented Scotland up to Under 21 level.

    “We have been in the market for more options at left back throughout the window, so we are delighted to land Stephen on loan for the rest of the season,” manager Stephen Robinson said of the move.

    “With Steven Hammell’s retirement and long-term injury to Ellis Plummer, it increased the need to bring someone in.

    “Despite his young age, Stephen already has great experience in Scotland and has also learned from being at top clubs down south.”

  • First team

    Motherwell to face Dundee in Scottish Cup

    Motherwell will travel to play Dundee in the fifth round of the 2017/18 William Hill Scottish Cup.

    The Ladbrokes Premiership side overcame Inverness CT in a fourth round replay on Tuesday night, setting up the tie on the weekend of Saturday, February 10.

    Admission information for the game at Dens Park will be confirmed in due course.

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  • First team

    Tickets on sale for trip to Hibernian

    Motherwell are back in action in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Wednesday as they head to the capital to face Hibernian. 

    Following consecutive 2-0 victories over Hamilton Academical and Ross County respectively, Stephen Robinson’s men headed to Edinburgh at the weekend and extended their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw at Hearts.

    Travelling fans packed out their section at Tynecastle Park and your continued support at Easter Road is appreciated.

    Adult tickets cost £22 and concessions go for just £12.

    Tickets are available in advance from the ticket office at Fir Park. Tickets can also be bought outside Easter Road on the night of the game.


    Hibernian v Motherwell

    Wednesday 31st January 2018
    7.45pm
    Easter Road
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or pay at the ground

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£22
    OVER 65s / UNDER 18 £12

  • First team

    Tait: We’ve returned refreshed

    Richard Tait believes Motherwell have rediscovered their winning mentality after a refreshing winter break.

    Speaking to the broadcast press, the defender said that confidence is firmly back in the dressing room ahead of their second trip to Edinburgh in the space of five days.

    And with Neil Lennon’s Hibs side up next, Tait expects a tough fixture, but it is one he is relishing.

    [pullquote]Hibs are a very good team. They’ve got a lot of pace and players who can make things happen and I enjoy going there and playing against them.[/pullquote]

    “Getting a point in the last minute against Hearts is something we can take confidence from,” the 27-year-old said. “The boys kept going all the way until the end so I think we got what we deserved.

    “The break did us some good. We went away and came back refreshed.

    “I think playing Hamilton straight away not only allowed us to get back from that loss at the end of the year, but allowed us to get our winning mentality back.”

  • First team

    Robinson: We face Hibs with confidence

    Stephen Robinson says his side go in to Wednesday night’s clash against Hibs brimming with confidence.

    The Steelmen face a second trip to Edinburgh in the space of five days following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Hearts, and the manager is remaining focused on football ahead of the January transfer window closing.

    Looking ahead to the Ladbrokes Premiership clash, Robinson said: “We’ve won two out of three and got a brilliant draw away to Hearts, and deservedly so. So there’s a real good atmosphere and we have another tough game against Hibs.

    [pullquote]But we go in to it confident. It leads us in to three home games in the league and offers us a chance to build on what we’ve already done.”[/pullquote]

    With the transfer deadline fast approaching, the Northern Irishman also addressed Celtic’s interest in goalkeeper Trevor Carson.

    “In my opinion Trevor Carson is the best goalkeeper in the league,” the ‘Well boss said.

    “We’ve rightly valued him at a price. We have to stand strong until his valuation is met. Until then, he’s very much our player.

    “It’s strange to put games on deadline day and it’s a tough one for us, but my focus has to be on Hibs and we have to be focused on the game, but it’s football and these things happen.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    U20s highlights: Aberdeen 1 – 2 Motherwell

    Goals from James Scott and Shea Gordon gave the young Steelmen victory at Glebe Park.