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  • First team

    Robinson: We got our just rewards

  • First team

    Motherwell 1 – 1 Partick Thistle

  • Women

    Ladies sign Cunningham and Russell

  • First team

    Preview: Motherwell v Partick Thistle

  • First team

    Hendrie: I’m more experienced

  • First team

    Robinson: Four big games ahead

  • First team

    Get your tickets for Partick Thistle

  • First team

    Walsh in charge of Thistle clash

  • First team

    Players react to Hibernian defeat

  • First team

    Highlights: Hibernian 2-1 Motherwell

  • First team

    Robinson: We got our just rewards

    Stephen Robinson believes his side got the point they deserved after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Partick Thistle.

    Speaking at full time, the Northern Irishman reflected on the encounter which extends the unbeaten home run to three matches.

    “I think it’s a point gained in the end and it was frustrating how we conceded the goal, it was really poor marking from the set play,” the Fir Park boss said.

    “We pride ourselves on being organised, people are designated to do jobs. But we’re a young job and it’s a young player that’s made a mistake.

    “But we’ll deal with that and the boys showed super character,” Robinson added, “we kept playing and we kept trying to penetrate and put balls in the box and we got our just rewards in the end.”

  • First team

    Motherwell 1 – 1 Partick Thistle

    Lewis Irons at Fir Park

    Motherwell maintained their unbeaten home start to 2018 with a 1-1 draw against Partick Thistle.

    But it required Nadir Çiftçi’s first goal in claret and amber for Stephen Robinson’s side to come from behind to grab a point.

    Kris Doolan’s free header put the visitors in front on an afternoon when ‘We’ll were denied an offside goal and keeper Tomas Cerny turned a Tom Aldred header off the line.

    Stephen Robinson named three changes to the side which lost narrowly to Hibs, recalling Chris Cadden and goalscorer Çiftçi to the starting line up whilst handing a debut to Stephen Hendrie.

    Çiftçi was unfortunate to be denied by the ankles of Cerny when he turned a delightful ball from Craig Tanner on target. And then down the other end, Ryan Edwards missed a glorious opportunity to head Partick in front from four yards.

    During a rather uneventful first half, Thistle perhaps escaped a red card when Abdul Osman went in high on Allan Campbell. Referee Nick Walsh flashed a yellow card.

    Robinson made an immediate change at half time to try and wrestle control of the match, introducing Richard Tait in place of Hendrie, who is still chasing full match fitness.

    Tom Aldred nearly turned a header beyond Cerny from close range, but a deflection off Çiftçi and a last gasp turn off the line denied ‘Well taking the lead.

    Instead, it was the visitors who went in front. Martin Woods sent a pin point free kick on to the head of Kris Doolan, who arrowed a header in to the top corner and beyond the stretch of Trevor Carson.

    The response was swift from the Steelmen though, who dominated the second half and eventually drew level.

    Çiftçi, bringing the ball under control in the box, let the ball bounce before lashing a terrific finish low past the keeper and in to the bottom corner.

    In the end, it was the clock that denied Robinson’s side grabbing all three points. However, the draw extends an unbeaten start to the year at Fir Park ahead of another home fixture on Tuesday night, when St Johnstone arrive in Lanarkshire.

  • Women

    Ladies sign Cunningham and Russell

    Motherwell Ladies have added two more to their squad for the 2018 season with the signings of Hayley Cunningham and Caitlin Russell.

    Cunningham, 28, has three Scotland caps and has been a prolific scorer in the top flight with Celtic, Hibernian and Rangers over the years.

    Midfielder Russell, 18, is a current Scotland Under 19s international and joins on loan from Hibs.

    The pair are the ninth and 10th signings for Eddie Wolecki Black’s team as they gear up for the new campaign.

    They join Kerry Montgomery, Emma Black, Stephanie Knox, Sammy Hare, Claire Johnstone, Ashley Nicolson, Kirsty McLaughlin and Suzanne Mulvey in moving to Motherwell.

    “We are delighted to have signed Hayley and Caitlin,” said manager Wolecki Black.

    “We are building a strong squad ahead of the new season and the two will bring competition to the squad. We are still hoping to get more in before the season starts.”

  • First team

    Preview: Motherwell v Partick Thistle

    Motherwell are back in action at Fir Park on Saturday as Partick Thistle make the short trip down the M74.

    The Steelmen go into the game unbeaten at home so far in 2018, having defeated Hamilton Academical and Ross County, and looking to pick up points to help cement a place in the Ladbrokes Premiership’s top six.

    “We’ve got four big games coming up now, starting with Partick Thistle on Saturday and including the Scottish Cup too,” manager Stephen Robinson said of the match.

    “Three of those games are at home as well so it’s a great opportunity for us to build momentum again.”

    The Northern Irishman also discussed new arrival Stephen Hendrie, after he joined the club on loan.

    “First and foremost we think he’s a very good footballer,” the ‘Well boss said. “But the fact he’s Scottish and has played over 100 games in the Premiership and then got himself a very good move.

    [pullquote]With Stevie Hammell retiring and Ellis Plummer picking up a long-term injury, it’s a position where I felt we needed someone.”[/pullquote]

    ‘Well’s new number three believes he has become a more experienced player, ready to tackle the Scottish top flight again at the age of 23.

    “I have no regrets moving to West Ham. It feels good to be back home though and to have a chance to play regular football.

    [pullquote]Obviously when you’re down in England you learn things and I think the experience down there and the players I played with have given me more experience.[/pullquote]

    “I didn’t get much game time down there so I’m just delighted to be back up here to be honest.”

    Ryan Bowman, George Newell and Ellis Plummer are all unavailable for Motherwell through injury.

    Motherwell v Partick Thistle

    Saturday 3rd February 2018
    3pm
    Fir Park
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or pay at the gate

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£23/£19
    CONCESSIONS£16/£15
    JUVENILES£12/£9
    FAMILY (1 ADULT + 1 JUNIOR)£29/£24
    • 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.
    • Away fans will be housed in the McEwan Fraser Legal South Stand. Cash gates are in operation.

     

     

    The Cooper Bar is open for both sets of supporters to enjoy pre-match food and drink from 11am. Children are welcome.

    Ryan Bowman and George Newell will also be in the bar from 12.45pm in the Signing Zone. Come along and get your photograph taken and get an autograph.

    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: I’m more experienced

    Stephen Hendrie says he has no regrets following a shorter than expected spell down south.

    In fact, ‘Well’s new number three believes he has become a more experienced player, ready to tackle the Scottish top flight again at the age of 23.

    Speaking to the broadcast press, the left-back looked ahead to some important fixtures and reflected on his first few days around Fir Park.

    [pullquote]I have no regrets moving to West Ham. It feels good to be back home though and to have a chance to play regular football.[/pullquote]

    “Obviously when you’re down in England you learn things and I think the experience down there and the players I played with have given me more experience.”

    Born in Glasgow and with more than 100 Premiership appearances under his belt, the defender is excited to be back.

    “I didn’t get much game time down there so I’m just delighted to be back up here to be honest.”

  • First team

    Robinson: Four big games ahead

    Stephen Robinson is preparing for a run of important fixtures as he eyes a return to winning ways.

    First up for the ‘Well is Partick Thistle, and the Fir Park boss is confident his side can regain momentum.

    “We’ve got four big games coming up now, starting with Partick Thistle on Saturday and including the Scottish Cup too,” he said.

    [pullquote]Three of those games are at home as well so it’s a great opportunity for us to build momentum again.”[/pullquote]

    The Northern Irishman also discussed new arrival Stephen Hendrie, after he joined the club on loan.

    “First and foremost we think he’s a very good footballer,” the ‘Well boss said. “But the fact he’s Scottish and has played over 100 games in the Premiership and then got himself a very good move.

    “With Stevie Hammell retiring and Ellis Plummer picking up a long-term injury, it’s a position where I felt we needed someone.”

  • First team

    Get your tickets for Partick Thistle

    Motherwell are back in Ladbrokes Premiership action at home to Partick Thistle on Saturday.

    Stephen Robinson’s side are two wins from two at Fir Park in 2018, having seen off Hamilton Academical and Ross County earlier in January.

    After two away trips to Edinburgh, it’s back to home turf and a chance to see the team in action as they push for a spot in the top six.

    Adult prices start at just £19 for the big match, and don’t miss out on our family deal, where one adult and one child can go for as little as £23.

    To buy, visit the ticket office at Fir Park or pay at the gate on the day.


    Motherwell v Partick Thistle

    Saturday 3rd February 2018
    3pm
    Fir Park
    Tickets on sale from the Fir Park Ticket Office or pay at the gate

    Admission prices are as follows:

    ADULTS£23/£19
    CONCESSIONS£16/£15
    JUVENILES£12/£9
    FAMILY (1 ADULT + 1 JUNIOR)£29/£24
    • 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.
    • Away fans will be housed in the McEwan Fraser Legal South Stand. Cash gates are in operation.
  • First team

    Walsh in charge of Thistle clash

    Referee for Saturday’s match against Partick Thistle is Nick Walsh.

    It marks the referee’s second ‘Well appointment of the 2017/18 campaign, after the 1-0 loss to Aberdeen at Fir Park back in September.

    The young official took charge of his very first Premiership game in the 2016/17 season, and his involvements with the Steelmen last term were his only involvements with the club in his career so far until this season.

    Prior to that 1-0 loss against Aberdeen at Fir Park, ‘Well had a 100% record, albeit just in the two matches the official had taken charge of.

    In those three games, Walsh has handed out 14 yellow cards, eight of those flashed at a player in claret and amber.

    His assistants on Saturday are Jordan Stokoe and Drew Kirkland.

  • First team

    Players react to Hibernian defeat

    Motherwell tried to mount another second half comeback in Edinburgh in the space of a week but couldn’t overcome a two-goal deficit as they lost 2-1 to Hibernian.

    Richard Tait, Charles Dunne and Andy Rose gave their assessment after the match.

    Richard Tait: “It’s a hard one to take. We were well in the game, even at 2-0.

    “[We conceded] sloppy goals. Defensively on my part for the second but especially the first one. It came from nothing.”

    Charles Dunne: “We’ve just got to take positives and move forward. We’ve got three important games coming up, so we just need to concentrate on them.

    “Hopefully we can get nine points from the three of them and cement our place in the top six.”

    Andy Rose: “In spells throughout both halves we looked pretty comfortable. We moved the ball around well and created some opportunities.

    “We had a couple of chances at the end and felt we were going to get one to make it 2-2, but it wasn’t to be.”

  • First team

    Highlights: Hibernian 2-1 Motherwell

    Watch extended highlights from Easter Road as Motherwell lose 2-1 to Hibs.