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  • Women

    Reside desperate to wrap up title

  • First team

    In Numbers: Motherwell welcome Rangers

  • Club

    Get your hands on our match programme

  • First team

    Previewing Motherwell v Rangers

  • First team

    Setting the scene for the visit of Rangers

  • First team

    Hartley: We can win if we give everything

  • Club

    Live streaming service launched

  • Club

    Ticket information for Rangers fixture

  • First team

    Try your luck at our Friday quiz

  • First team

    Robinson pleased with Rangers preparations

  • Women

    Reside desperate to wrap up title

    Reside desperate to wrap up title

    Lauryn Reside says she is desperate to clinch the SWPL2 title with Motherwell for her family of fanatical ‘Well supporters.

    Victory over Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale on Sunday would secure the league championship for the women of steel.

    Motherwell have won all three matches since returning from the summer break, with a thumping 8-1 Scottish Cup success sandwiched in between narrow victories at St Johnstone and Kilmarnock.

    “Winning the title would be amazing for me personally and for my family who are all massive Motherwell supporters,” Reside said.

    “Everyone was buzzing after the Kilmarnock game, it meant so much to win and the feeling of being one step closer to lifting the trophy is amazing.

    “We are all looking forward to Sunday’s game as we know what a victory would mean. It’s important we keep focused and not get ahead of ourselves though, as we still have a job to do against Hutchison Vale.

    “When you are top of the league and winning games most weeks, it’s clear that other teams will raise their game against you.

    “It’s important we never underestimate our opponents, keep our discipline and hard work ethic. As a team we want to win every game that we play.”

    Despite a difficult season in the league, Hutchison Vale have enjoyed success in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup, recently defeating top flight side Hamilton to reach the quarter finals.

    Motherwell have recorded emphatic victories over the capital side in their two meetings this season, but Reside insists they’ll be taking nothing for granted on Sunday.

    “We’ve won our last two games against them comfortably, but that doesn’t count for anything come Sunday,” she added. “Hutchison Vale got a great result in the cup and they’ll make it difficult for us.”

    Winning the league title would round off a brilliant season for the 20-year-old midfielder, who has played a big part in ‘Well’s success over the campaign.

    Last Sunday’s game against Kilmarnock saw debuts for three players from the Motherwell development squad and Reside is relishing the battle for a starting place.

    “I’ve had a great season so far,” she reflected. “I feel that I have improved so much in quite a short space of time and that’s because of all the great players and coaches that I have around me.

    “Every training session I’m learning, gaining more experience and more confidence. It’s great seeing new faces in and around the squad, it keeps you on your toes and ensures that you don’t become complacent.

    “It will also benefit those players to have the chance to train and play alongside the players in our squad that have played at the highest level.”

  • First team

    In Numbers: Motherwell welcome Rangers

    In Numbers: Motherwell welcome Rangers

    Motherwell take on an in-form Rangers side at Fir Park on Sunday, as the Steelmen look to pick up their first Ladbrokes Premiership victory of the season.

    Here’s the game in numbers.

    Eight

    The amount of wins Motherwell have tasted on home soil in 2018 thus far.

    There have also been three draws, including against both halves of the Old Firm, and four defeats, against Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, St Johnstone and Hamilton, from 15 matches in ML1.

    10

    The amount of seasons that have passed since ‘Well failed to record at least one win in their opening three league matches.

    That was in Mark McGhee’s second season of his first spell, when the team lost on the opening day at Tynecastle, before losing at home to Aberdeen followed by a 1-1 draw with Dundee United at Fir Park.

    The team finally got a victory the following week, when a debut goal from John Sutton gave the Steelmen all three points against Hibernian at Easter Road.

    15

    The number of nationalities that could possibly be represented when ‘Well meet Rangers on Sunday.

    As well as the home nations of Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, there are players from Nigeria, Croatia, Columbia, Mali, Burundi, Spain and others all vying to be involved in the big game.

    16

    The number of years that have elapsed since Motherwell last overcame Rangers at Fir Park on league duty.

    The Fir Parkers last tasted success over their Ibrox counterparts back in the winter of 2002, with James McFadden the only scorer in a 1-0 win.

    The Steelmen did have Fir Park twisting, shouting and shaking with a 3-0 home victory over a Stuart McCall led Rangers in May 2015, but that was in the SPFL’s Premiership/Championship play-off final, rather than the league itself.

    20

    The number of players that have arrived at both clubs during the summer transfer window this far.

    Rangers have signed or made permanent eight players and currently have four on loan.

    Motherwell have added six new faces to their pool and currently have two on loan: Conor Sammon from Hearts and Tom Aldred from Bury.

  • Club

    Get your hands on our match programme

    Get your hands on our match programme

    Our feature-packed match programme is available from sellers around the stadium ahead of Sunday’s match with Rangers.

    Priced at £3, there’s plenty reading to enjoy. In this week’s edition, you can expect:

    • Interviews with Gaël Bigirimana, Craig Tanner, Gary McAllister and Franny Jeffers.
    • An in-depth look at our opponents Rangers.
    • Our new “Around the World” and “Fun” sections, with plenty content to keep you entertained.

    You can also get your copy in advance online.

  • First team

    Previewing Motherwell v Rangers

    Previewing Motherwell v Rangers

    Motherwell take on Rangers on Sunday in their third Ladbrokes Premiership match of the season.

    Here’s the key information you need to know ahead of the match.

    First meeting of the season

    Motherwell and Rangers face for the first time in the 2018/19 campaign, with both sides having racked up plenty competitive minutes already.

    The Steelmen came through their Betfred Cup group unbeaten and progressed to the quarter finals with a weekend win over Livingston. But they are still looking for an opening league win, having lost to Hibernian and Hamilton.

    Rangers have been in Europa League action and are one game away from a place in the group stage, taking a 1-0 lead to FC Ufa next week.

    Ticket information

    Tickets are still available for Sunday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Rangers at Fir Park.

    Kick off is at 12.15pm and the ticket office at the stadium will be open from 9.30am for home supporters to purchase their briefs for the fixture. We are closed on Saturday. Away supporters should contact Rangers directly for ticket sales.

    Online sales are available for supporters who hold season tickets or purchased match tickets from the club prior to Monday, August 13.

    All other home supporters are asked to visit the ticket office or call on 01698 333333 to purchase tickets.

    All fans will have their tickets scanned on entry to the stadium. Please ensure your ticket has a barcode. If not, please contact the ticket office.

    Plan ahead if coming by train

    Network Rail have warned of mass engineering works on lines in Lanarkshire, mainly affecting travel between Glasgow and Motherwell.

    Replacement buses are in operation between Glasgow and Motherwell, as well as to and from other locations in the west.

    For a full breakdown of timetable changes, visit Scotrail’s website.

    Can’t make the game?

    If you’re in the UK, the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport.

    If you’re outside the UK and Ireland, you can watch the game live via our new subscription service. Head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk, subscribe and you’ll be able to watch all Motherwell home games and the majority of away fixtures in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

  • First team

    Setting the scene for the visit of Rangers

    Setting the scene for the visit of Rangers

    Rangers come calling on Sunday as Motherwell return to Ladbrokes Premiership action.

    The two teams served up entertaining affairs last campaign and the weekend’s game is already promising to be another cracker.

    A record to break

    Under the stewardship of new manager Steven Gerrard, Rangers are yet to go behind in a competitive game in 2018/19.

    With 10 matches under their belts, the Light Blues have gone 900 minutes of football without conceding first.

    A rejigged defence has also kept six clean sheets this campaign and, in the four games they’ve let goals in, they’ve not conceded more than one.

    ‘Well buoyed

    Motherwell’s league season didn’t get off to the ideal start but cup success has continued.

    Having come through the Betfred Cup group stages undefeated, a 1-0 win at Livingston in the second round has sent the Steelmen into the quarter finals and lifted spirits.

    The ‘Well have also kept shutouts in three of their seven competitive games so far, netting 12 and conceding six.

    Goals in store?

    While both teams have shown defensive solidity for the most part in 2018/19, there’s still been plenty goals to offer up entertainment to supporters.

    Motherwell matches have averaged 2.7 goals per game already this season, while Rangers’ record stands at 1.8.

    When it comes to putting the ball in the net, Sunday’s hosts have a record of 1.7 per game, while the visitors’ scoring rate currently stands at 1.4.

    Head-to-head

    The 2017/18 season served up a mixed bag of results in the Motherwell v Rangers fixture.

    The Steelmen got the result in the biggest fixture of them all, with Louis Moult’s double putting his side through to the Betfred Cup final at Rangers’ expense.

    Rangers got two wins – one at Fir Park and one at Ibrox – before a barnstorming 2-2 draw later on in the season.

    Curtis Main and Allan Campbell had the hosts 2-0 to the good, before James Tavernier and Jamie Murphy scored the goals to take home a point.

  • First team

    Hartley: We can win if we give everything

    Peter Hartley believes Motherwell can make it two wins on the bounce this weekend, as long as everyone in the squad gives maximum effort.

    The Steelmen are looking to get their league campaign off the ground after two opening defeats, but are also buoyed by the win in the Betfred Cup against Livingston last weekend.

  • Club

    Live streaming service launched

    Live streaming service launched

    Fans living outside of the UK and Ireland will be able to enjoy live streaming of Motherwell’s Ladbrokes Premiership matches in season 2018/19.

    All of the club’s home league fixtures will be available using the subscription service, as well as the majority of away matches, via tv.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Priced at £12 a month, a guaranteed 26 of our remaining 31 top flight matches before the split will be available via the service. Away games with Hamilton, Livingston, Rangers and St Mirren are currently not available.

    Linking up with SportsMediaGB, Motherwell’s commentary team will now take up the microphones on the TV service, which will broadcast games from multiple HD camera angles.

    Our first game via our new service comes at Fir Park as we host Rangers in the Ladbrokes Premiership on 26 August.

    To subscribe, head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk, scroll down and choose your package.

    Supporters in the UK and Ireland will also be able to access a cheaper service which will carry full match replays only. Broadcast rights do not allow us to show live games in those territories.

    All of our existing video content, such as interviews, goal clips, highlights and more, will continue to free-to-air via our website and social media channels.

  • Club

    Ticket information for Rangers fixture

    Ticket information for Rangers fixture

    Tickets are still available for Sunday’s Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Rangers at Fir Park.

    Kick off is at 12.15pm and the ticket office at the stadium will be open from 9.30am for home supporters to purchase their briefs for the fixture. We are closed on Saturday.

    Away supporters should contact Rangers directly for ticket sales.

    Online sales are available for supporters who hold season tickets or purchased match tickets from the club prior to Monday, August 13.

    All other home supporters are asked to visit the ticket office or call on 01698 333333 to purchase tickets.

    All fans will have their tickets scanned on entry to the stadium. Please ensure your ticket has a barcode. If not, please contact the ticket office.

  • First team

    Try your luck at our Friday quiz

    Try your luck at our Friday quiz

    Our regular Friday quiz is back again this week and the task for you this time is to name all the scorers from the last 10 encounters between Motherwell and Rangers.

    Try your luck and let us know on Facebook or Twitter how you get on.


     

     

     

  • First team

    Robinson pleased with Rangers preparations

    Stephen Robinson believes his side have prepared well in training this week ahead of Sunday’s clash with Rangers. 

    The Northern Irishman is eager to see his squad follow up on an assured 1-0 win over Livingston in the Betfred Cup.

    And he believes the players are eager to impress in an important league clash with Steven Gerrard’s side.

    He said: “There’s good spirits around the place after a win, and we’ve prepared well this week.

    “If we lose, there’s a steely determination about our players. They don’t want to let me down and they don’t want to let the fans down.”