Sligo Rovers are the visitors to Fir Park on Saturday, as Motherwell look to becoming the first ever Colts side to win a spot in the IRN-BRU Cup Quarter Final.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
Head to head
Motherwell have never faced SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Sligo Rovers in a competitive fixture.
However, the teams did square off in a pre-season friendly in July of 2015. Dom Thomas and a late Wes Fletcher goal gave Ian Baraclough’s ‘Well a win ahead of the 15/16 campaign.
The story so far
Motherwell ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over East Stirlingshire at the Falkirk Stadium before edging out fellow Colts side Dundee 2-1 at Dens Park.
Sligo booked their spot in the third round with a 4-1 win over Livingston Colts at the Showgrounds.
Elsewhere in the competition
The action gets under way on Friday evening when League 1 leaders Arbroath host League 2 pacesetters Edinburgh City at Gayfield.
There are seven matches on Saturday, including an all-Championship encounter between Dunfermline Athletic and Alloa Athletic at East End Park.
Ross County, second in the Championship, face Montrose at the Global Energy Stadium while in-form East Fife welcome Queen of the South to the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium.
There are two all-non SPFL ties – Dublin-based Bohemians play National League Sutton United at Dalymount Park and Welsh side Connah’s Quay Nomads are at home to Coleraine of Northern Ireland.
The quarter-final draw takes place at The Hub in Edinburgh next Tuesday, October 16, at 1.00pm, with ties to be played on the weekend of November 17/18.
Motherwell fans can reserve their tickets online up until 10pm on Friday 12th through our ticketing website then collect them from the Ticket Office on matchday. Those that do will be in with a chance of winning of a year’s supply of Irn Bru.
Both sets of fans can pay at the turnstiles on the day of the match. Adult tickets are just £8, concessions £4 and kids aged under 15 is just £2.
Sligo supporters will be situated in the first two sections of the John Hunter stand, nearest to the Cooper Stand. Sligo fans should enter via the Cooper Stand turnstiles 7 & 8, where they will be directed to their section.
Motherwell fans should enter via John Hunter Stand turnstiles 1-5 as usual, all turnstiles will take either cash or pre-ordered tickets. The barcode readers will not be in use for this match.
Our Cooper Bar is open from 11am in the Davie Cooper stand, offering food and drinks to supporters of both teams.
Defender Shaun Bowers will miss out with an injury and the game will come too quick for young striker Cole Starrs, who is close to making a return from a cruciate ligament injury.
Sligo will have to do without former Hamilton Accies man Lee Lynch who is ill and will miss out. Defender Gary Boylan has an ACL injury and will miss the rest of the campaign for the Bit o’ Red.