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  • 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

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: Relieved to be back

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Aberdeen U20s 1 – 2 Motherwell U20s

  • 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.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: Relieved to be back

    Under 20s manager Stephen Craigan was relieved to see his side finally play competitive football, after nearly two months without a game.

    And he was even happier with the hard-working, determined performance from his side during their 2-1 win over Aberdeen.

    Speaking to MFC TV at full-time at Glebe Park, Craigan reflected on an impressive three points in his sides first game of 2018.

    [pullquote]When it went to 1-1 I thought, do we have the guts and the desire and the determination to go and win the game? And we did.[/pullquote]

    “First and foremost, I think the result will stand out, but I also think the performance does too,” the Northern Irishman said.

    “It’s been almost two months since our last competitive game on December 5th, so it’s been a frustrating two months for the players.”

    He added: “To put that effort in to the game for 90-minutes, the fitness levels that requires, asks even more questions of them, but I’m really pleased with the performance and the grit and determination.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Aberdeen U20s 1 – 2 Motherwell U20s

    Motherwell returned to Development League action with a 2-1 win over Aberdeen, after nearly two months without a game.

    Snow and ice led to countless postponements for Stephen Craigan’s youngsters over December and January, and following an early morning pitch inspection, the clash at Glebe Park was given the go ahead.

    First team midfielder Ross MacLean was included in the starting line-up, with forwards Alfie Agyeman, Jamie Semple and James Scott all included from the start. Shea Gordon, returning from a long injury lay-off, made the bench.

    Agyeman and Semple, working tirelessly up front, nearly combined to give the Steelmen a perfect start in Brechin. The former closed down Dons stopper Archie Mair, who sliced the ball straight to Semple, whose attempted finish landed narrowly over the crossbar.

    In a rather quiet first half, Craigan’s side nearly took the lead in style just before the break. Barry Maguire linked up Davie Turnbull in the middle of the park, who slid in James Scott with a reverse pass on the left side of the box, but his shot was dragged wide of the mark.

    But it didn’t take long in the second half for the travelling Steelmen to take the lead. After winning the ball in the middle of the park, ‘Well broke down the left flank. Scott, racing back on to the park following an injury, burst through and slotted beyond the keeper.

    Just four minutes later, Aberdeen were level. Jordan Armstrong’s foul on the edge of the area led to a free kick in a decent position. A low, driven effort was palmed in to the path of Sam Roscoe, who finished high past PJ Morrison to equalise.

    Craigan didn’t hesitate to change things up, introducing Gordon in place of Semple with just under 25 minutes remaining.

    And it was the Northern Ireland under-21 international who nearly provided the leveller with a terrific cross from a clever free kick.

    Turnbull slipped a neat reverse ball around the Dons wall for Gordon to stand up to the back post. Hastie turned a header goal ward but it crashed off the crossbar.

    Play stayed alive though and MacLean’s cross back in to the box was headed beyond Mair by Gordon late on to grab all three points for the Steelmen.