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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan watch: Hastie at the double

  • First team

    Carson hungrier than ever for ‘Well success

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Queens win

  • First team

    See the goals from win over Queens

  • First team

    Players react to victory over Queens

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson happy with ‘Well response

  • First team

    Motherwell claim vital win over Queens

  • Club

    Ticket information for trip to Clyde

  • Club

    Vacancy for ticket office assistant

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserve League format confirmed

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan watch: Hastie at the double

    Loan watch: Hastie at the double

    Motherwell’s young on-loan talent continue to impress in the Betfred Cup, with Jake Hastie grabbing his first goals for Alloa Athletic in a 3-0 win at Elgin City.

    Having already impressed with his direct style against Dundee United at the weekend, he scored the first and third in a victory that puts the Wasps top of their Betfred Cup group.

    Shea Gordon was the only other loanee in action on Tuesday night, impressing again for Partick Thistle in a 2-0 win at Albion Rovers.

    The result put the Jags level at the top of Group E with Ayr United, ahead of a showdown clash at Firhill on Saturday.

    Ross MacLean and Neil McLaughlin, on loan at Morton and Stirling Albion respectively, were not in action as their sides both had their free fixture date.

    Photo courtesy of David Glencross / Alloa Athletic FC

  • First team

    Carson hungrier than ever for ‘Well success

    Carson hungrier than ever for ‘Well success

    When looking back over the past 12 months, Trevor Carson described it as a “fairy tale”.

    The goalkeeper enjoyed an outstanding debut season with Motherwell, picked up multiple player of the year awards and collected his long-awaited international caps for Northern Ireland.

    And now the Fir Park stopper is desperate for the dream to continue, just 12 months after signing for the Steelmen.

    “It was a fairy tale season for me personally last year,” the 30-year-old admitted. “Coming here and doing well was a great start, then making my international debut was something I’ve dreamed about for a long time.

    “But now it’s time to turn our attentions to the season ahead, and we’re all excited to try and build on everything we did last year, which means an important final game in the Betfred Cup group stage on Saturday.”

    Stephen Robinson’s side face Clyde in the final fixture of Group G, with top spot up for grabs.

    “We have the main aim of going out there and finishing top of our group, but in the back of our minds we can’t get away from the Hibs game on the opening day of the league campaign, so we need to be sure to be fully ready for Saturday.

    “A trip to Easter Road is a great way to start the season, at a good stadium against a good side, and it’ll be a big challenge for us. But coming off the back of the Scottish Cup final last season, the boys are hungry to get over the disappointments and get the feel-good factor back around the club.”

    The disappointments of the 1-1 draw with Stranraer were put to bed with a convincing 2-0 victory over Championship aside Queen of the South.

    And following the highs and lows of the 2017/18 campaign, the squad are eager to make big strides this term.

    “I don’t necessarily think that we’re a side who sit down at the start of a campaign and pick our objectives. We take games one at a time and I think that’s what brought us the success we had last season.

    “We’re in a good, competitive league, but we’ve got nothing to fear and deep down I know we’ll have a part of us aiming as high as possible this season. We know the cups can be huge for the supporters and for the momentum it brings the club as a whole, but the league is something we’ll obviously be particularly focussed on.”

    The Northern Irishman was subject to a lot of transfer speculation after such impressive performances for the club last season, but it didn’t distract the stopper from his goals.

    And two goals in particular lie away from the football pitch.

    “I always want to make my family proud,” the father of two said. “I’ve obviously got a daughter and just recently had a son, and that just adds to that special bond you have with your children.

    “It makes things like football seem so insignificant at times, and that’s why I make all the sacrifices I do, to try and give them the best life possible.”

    But sometimes parenthood isn’t all that plain sailing, Trevor joked: “When Rex was born he made us wait. He was eleven days late and those eleven days felt like eleven months at times! But it was well worth it.”

    Amid the hectic season enjoyed by the ‘Well stopper in the last year, both on and off the pitch, Trevor allowed himself some pause for thought in the small break he had.

    “The break allowed me to sit down and reflect on what I’d achieved last season,” he revealed. “I don’t allow myself to do that during the season or after particular matches, so it was nice for me to sit down, have a beer, and look back on it all fondly.

    “But to be honest, it’s only made me hungrier. There might have been points last season when I thought I was working as hard as I possibly could, but this pre-season I’ve been sure to give that bit extra and it’s made me hungrier and made me realise what I can achieve, and want to achieve in football.

    “And now that I’m back for the season ahead, it’s made me determined to push on and have a successful season here at Motherwell.”

  • First team

    Story of the Match from Queens win

    Go behind the scenes and see the game from a number of different angles in our first Story of the Match feature of the 2018/19 campaign.

    Motherwell defeated Queen of the South 2-0 in the Betfred Cup on Tuesday night, setting up a final-day showdown with Clyde on Saturday.

  • First team

    See the goals from win over Queens

    Conor Sammon was at the double as Motherwell ran out 2-0 winners over Queen of the South.

    The Betfred Cup group stage win means the Steelmen can secure top spot with a win against Clyde on Saturday.

  • First team

    Players react to victory over Queens

    Conor Sammon, Trevor Carson and Allan Campbell were pleased to get back to winning ways against the Queen of the South.

    After a disappointing draw at Stranraer at the weekend, the Steelmen responded with a 2-0 victory, to put qualification in their own hands.

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson happy with ‘Well response

    Stephen Robinson was pleased his team bounced back from their weekend disappointment with a win over Queen of the South.

    The manager made five changes for the 2-0 win, which puts qualification for the Betfred Cup knockout stages back in their own hands.

  • First team

    Motherwell claim vital win over Queens

    Motherwell claim vital win over Queens

    A first half double from Conor Sammon and a good solid performance from Motherwell saw off the challenge of Group G leaders Queen of the South.

    Only three games into the Betfred Cup, ‘Well faced a win-or-bust tie if they wanted to progress from the group and emulate last season’s terrific cup run.

    And although the win was comfortable in the end, it took terrific saves from Trevor Carson at crucial stages to keep ‘Well on course to top the section.

    The ‘Well ‘keeper had to produce a hat-trick of saves to prevent Queens taking the lead inside the first six minutes. Twice the ‘Well ‘keeper was at full stretch to deny the prolific Stephen Dobbie who looked certain to add to his impressive haul of seven cup goals.

    An instinctive block from Carson then parried Callum Semple’s header from eight yards, as the Fir Park defenders struggled to cope with the lively Dumfries side.

    Then, after Carl McHugh had steered Elliot Frear’s free kick wide of goal Motherwell, nicked the lead to settle the nerves.

    Chris Cadden set off on a powerful run from his own half before sliding a pass in front of Sammon. Turning onto the pass the on-loan striker then cut the ball between the ‘keeper and his left hand post to open his Motherwell account.

    As ‘Well began to dominate possession, Sammon might have grabbed a second after 26 minutes when his drive across goal was beyond the far post and Frear’s lunge.

    However, Sammon was hungry for more and eight minutes from the break he doubled ‘Well’s advantage.

    Richard Tait launched a long clearance downfield, which Ryan Bowman chased before heading the ball into Sammon’s path. One touch took him beyond the defender before he calmly side footed the ball beyond former ‘Well ‘keeper Alan Martin and low inside the post.

    Sammon had an early chance to grab his hat-trick two minutes after the break but from a tight angle he lashed the ball over the bar.

    A rash challenge on Bowman ended his participation but allowed Danny Johnson 30 minutes to make an impression.

    However, the acclaim of both sets of fans came at the other end after 68 minutes when Carson produced a sensational save.

    Dobbie’s header from six yards had the 447 Queen’s fans celebrating a goal, until the ‘Well ‘keeper leapt to his right and clawed the ball off his goal line to preserve his side’s two goal advantage.

    And that save served to remind the ‘Well players that the game was still to be won, as they stepped up the play towards the visitors’ goal.

    A great cut back from Alan Campbell set up Sammon but after his effort was blocked at the edge of the six yard box, Johnson’s attempt to force home the loose ball met a similar fate.

    Nine minutes from time, Liam Grimshaw came within inches of a third goal when he met Cadden’s infield pass and his strike with the outside of his boot raced narrowly past.

    Sammon was denied a hat-trick three minutes from time when Martin could only parry Cadden’s shot but the ‘keeper quickly reacted to block Sammon’s thumping effort from six yards.

    The victory was enough to give Motherwell control of the section, in the knowledge that a win at Broadwood on Saturday would see them progress to the knockout stages.

  • Club

    Ticket information for trip to Clyde

    Ticket information for trip to Clyde

    Motherwell’s final match in the group stage of the 2018/19 Betfred Cup takes place on Saturday with a trip to face Clyde.

    The game on Saturday, 28 July will kick off at 3pm. Adults can get in for £12 at the gate, while concessions go for £6.

    The two sides meet for the first time since 2011, when the Steelmen ran out 4-0 winners at Broadwood in the same competition.

     

  • Club

    Vacancy for ticket office assistant

    Vacancy for ticket office assistant

    Motherwell Football Club are recruiting a ticket office assistant to work on all home matchdays.

    We are looking for someone passionate about football, delivering exceptional sales and customer services.

    The candidate will play a key role in offering the highest levels of customer service to supporters in person, by telephone and by email. Candidates will be trained on our ticketing system but come with experience of a range of office software, including email, spreadsheets and databases.

    To apply for this position, please contact our commercial team using our contact form. The deadline for applications is Monday, 30 July 2018.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserve League format confirmed

    Reserve League format confirmed

    Motherwell will take part in the Reserve League in the 2018/19 season, with 18 teams making up the top division.

    Stephen Craigan’s side will play each opponent once over the campaign, with the first match due to be played on Monday, 20 August.

    There will be no upper age limit or restrictions on which players can take part in the league. Players loaned out by the club are eligible to return to play reserve football.

    Games will generally take place on Monday afternoons. A full fixture list will be released shortly.

    Motherwell will be joined by Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee, Dundee United, Dunfermline Athletic, Falkirk, Hamilton Academical, Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Morton, Partick Thistle, Queen of the South, Rangers, Ross County, St Johnstone and St Mirren.

    A Reserve League Cup will be played to provide additional games during the season, with the format mirroring the Betfred Cup in that any drawn group games will proceed to penalties with an additional bonus point available. Further details on the cup competitions will be confirmed in due course.