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  • First team

    Rose: Cup football builds momentum

  • First team

    Team motivated by Hampden memories

  • Women

    Condie is signing number 11

  • First team

    Time change for Celtic clash

  • First team

    Get your Dundee cup tickets

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    U20s highlights: Motherwell 3-0 Falkirk

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: Second half showing was poor

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Motherwell U20s 3 – 0 Falkirk U20s

  • First team

    Players react to win over St Johnstone

  • First team

    Highlights: Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone

  • First team

    Rose: Cup football builds momentum

    Andy Rose is looking forward to more knockout football as the Steelmen prepare to take on Dundee in the Scottish Cup.

    And he believes that cup football can build momentum around the club, after the trip to Hampden back in November.

    The Australian revealed the hard work going on ahead of Saturday’s big clash at Dens Park as he spoke to the broadcast press at Fir Park.

    “Cup competitions are certainly a way of building momentum,” the midfielder said. “Looking back, some of the cup matches we’ve played have been some of my favourite of the season.

    [pullquote]It’s a really important match and we’ve been working hard in training making sure that we’re ready to go.[/pullquote]

    “Across the squad there’s a really good feeling since the turn of the year and results have been pretty good. Performances have been very good too.

    “Beating Hamilton in the last round was excellent. It was an important win for us in front of our fans. I’m looking forward to this one.”

  • First team

    Team motivated by Hampden memories

    It’s little over two months since Motherwell took to the pitch at Hampden in the first major cup final this season.

    While the Betfred Cup final didn’t end with the outcome hoped for the Steelmen, the journey to another trip to the national stadium continues in the Scottish Cup with a visit to face Dundee on Saturday.

    “We are highly motivated to do that,” said the manager when asked about the team’s attempts to return to Mount Florida. “The last run raised the profile of the football club.

    [pullquote]It helps to attract players, which we saw in January, and it gives everything a lift around the place. Financially and for morale as well.[/pullquote]

    “It’s a big, big game for us. It will be a tough game for us away from home but we are confident, based on recent form.”

    January signing Curtis Main has been in the goals since his arrival from Portsmouth, netting four in his first six matches.

    The striker was visibly annoyed when he left the pitch after scoring one and setting up the other in the 2-0 midweek win over St Johnstone, later saying he was disappointed he hadn’t netted more from his other chances.

    “Yeah, disappointed he’s only scored four goals in six,” joked the manager. “But I think that’s testament to him and the other players. We have created a lot of chances.

    “Curtis has done great since he’s come up. He feels he can do even better and so do I.

    “The fitter he gets and the stronger he gets, I think we will see more from both him and Nadir.”

  • Women

    Condie is signing number 11

    Former Scotland youth international Lesley Condie is Eddie Wolecki Black’s 11th signing of pre season, as Motherwell Ladies prepare for the 2018 campaign.

    Condie, 30, started her career with Queen’s Park Ladies and, whilst in her teens, was a regular for both the Scotland U17 and U19s teams.

    She then moved across the pond to Boston to complete a football scholarship at Northeastern University before returning home to captain Rangers in 2011.

    The left back spent three years with the Light Blues, captaining the side, before taking time out the game to have a family.

    Wolecki Black has already added Kerry Montgomery, Emma Black, Stephanie Knox, Sammy Hare, Claire Johnstone, Ashley Nicolson, Kirsty McLaughlin, Suzanne Mulvey, Hayley Cunningham and Caitlin Russell to his squad.

    Motherwell face Kilmarnock in the league this Sunday at Rugby Park.

    The Fir Park boss said: “I am delighted to welcome Lesley to Motherwell and she’s another who will add significant top-level experience to our squad.

    [pullquote]Having played with Rangers and Scotland youths, she knows what it takes and the I can see she has the bit between her teeth after several years out the game.[/pullquote]

    “I’m really looking forward to working with her.”

    Condie, who will wear number four this season, added: “I am delighted to be back playing football and I am excited to be at an ambitious club like Motherwell.

    “I have played alongside a number of my teammates for Scotland so settling in has been easier. I can’t wait to get started this weekend.”

  • First team

    Time change for Celtic clash

    Motherwell’s match with Celtic in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Sunday, March 18 has been brought forward by 15 minutes.

    The game at Fir Park, which will be broadcast on Sky Sports, will now kick off at 2.15pm.

  • First team

    Get your Dundee cup tickets

    Motherwell season ticket holders and Well Society members can get a special discount on ticket prices for our William Hill Scottish Cup fifth round tie against Dundee.

    Ticket prices for the match, due to be played at Dens Park on Saturday, February 10, are set at £15 for adults, £5 for over 65s and students, and £4 for under 18s for season ticket holders and Well Society members, if bought from the Fir Park ticket office before 5pm on Friday, February 9.

    Normal prices are £20 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for under 18s.

    To buy, visit the Fir Park ticket office or call on 01698 333333. Please note a £2 admin charge will apply to telephone sales and phone sales will stop at 5pm on Wednesday, February 7. Tickets can be delivered if purchased before this time.

    Tickets will also be on sale on Tuesday ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership match with St Johnstone.

    Should the game at Dens Park go to a replay, the match will be played at Fir Park on Tuesday, February 20.

     

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    U20s highlights: Motherwell 3-0 Falkirk

    Ross MacLean, James Scott and Alfredo Agyeman scored to make it a second win in a row for Stephen Craigan’s Motherwell Under 20s side.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: Second half showing was poor

    Stephen Craigan felt his side could have done more despite running out comfortable 3-0 winners against Falkirk.

    A comfortable first half was followed up by a rather stale second 45, and the Northern Irishman admitted that he wanted more over 90 minutes.

    Speaking at full time, Craigan reflected on a second consecutive Development League win.

    “I enjoyed watching us in the first half,” he said, “but in the second half I think we lost our way a little bit.

    “The message at half time was don’t give the opposition any encouragement because they do have decent players in their team.”

    He added: “I’m a bit disappointed because I felt there were a number of players on the park who didn’t affect the game, who I felt there was more to come from.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Motherwell U20s 3 – 0 Falkirk U20s

    Motherwell Under 20s picked up a second consecutive victory in the Development League with a 3-0 victory over Falkirk.

    Goals from Ross MacLean, James Scott and Alfredo Agyeman made it a fairly comfortable win for Stephen Craigan’s side at the Excelsior Stadium.

    And there was also 45 minutes for Elliott Frear, who provided two assists in the first half before being replaced by fellow senior player Stephen Hendrie, who got some important minutes under his belt.

    In a dominant opening half hour, ‘Well should have been off the mark in the 17th minute when Jake Hastie was bundled to the deck in the box.

    But from the resulting penalty, MacLean was denied by Bairns stopper Mutch.

    Seven minutes later, the midfielder made amends. A lovely crossfield ball was controlled by Frear who whipped in a terrific ball for MacLean, who took a touch and fired home to open the scoring.

    ‘Well hit two in the space of two minutes and it was again Frear who was the architect.

    The winger terrorised the Falkirk defence before hanging up a lovely cross to the back post. Scott stooped to head home despite the best efforts of Mutch on the line.

    Coming off the bench, Agyeman looked lively and excitable and got his reward in the 82nd minute.

    Bursting to latch on to a header, the youngster showed strength to hold off his man, pace to get away from him and then composure to slot it past the advancing keeper.

  • First team

    Players react to win over St Johnstone

    Goalscorers Allan Campbell and Curtis Main, along with goalkeeper Trevor Carson, gave their reaction after the 2-0 win over St Johnstone in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

  • First team

    Highlights: Motherwell 2-0 St Johnstone

    Extended highlights from Fir Park as Allan Campbell and Curtis Main score in a 2-0 win for the Steelmen.