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  • First team

    Get to know our opponents St Johnstone

  • First team

    Inside this week’s matchday programme

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Ross County ticket prices confirmed

  • First team

    In Numbers: St Johnstone come to town

  • First team

    Robinson looks ahead to Saints clash

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts quarter-final to be played at Fir Park

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone

  • First team

    Celtic home game picked for TV

  • First team

    A coffee and a chat with Christian Mbulu

  • Women

    Women’s coach relishing cup final challenge

  • First team

    Get to know our opponents St Johnstone

    Get to know our opponents St Johnstone

    Motherwell return to domestic action on Saturday as St Johnstone arrive at Fir Park. 

    The encounter will see two sides go head to head in a bid to return to winning ways in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Here’s some key things you need to know about Tommy Wright’s side.

    Top six stint

    Last season’s eighth placed finish was the first time the Perthshire side finished outside the top six since 2011.

    And it goes to show the impressive run the club have been on since Tommy Wright took charge five years ago.

    After eight games so far this term, St Johnstone sit in eighth spot, three points ahead of Motherwell in tenth.

    Losing run

    Saturday’s opponents know the importance of three points, having gone four league games without a win.

    A heavy 6-0 defeat at the hands of Celtic two weeks ago rounded off a hugely difficult spell, however, having gone up against Brendan Rodgers’ side twice, as well as Aberdeen, Rangers and table toppers Hearts.

    Consistent personnel

    You just have to glance at St Johnstone’s squad to see how consistent it has been for a number of years.

    When Wright took charge back in 2013, he had a number of players at his disposal that he can still call on today.

    Steven Anderson, David Wotherspoon, Murray Davidson, Brian Easton, Chris Kane and Zander Clark are the standout names.

  • First team

    Inside this week’s matchday programme

    Inside this week’s matchday programme

    Motherwell’s matchday magazine is back on sale on Saturday ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership match with St Johnstone.

    BBC Sport Scotland’s Scott Mullen caught up with striker Curtis Main for the feature interview in this week’s 68-page edition.

    The former Middlesbrough and Portsmouth man talks about the challenges he faced as a young footballer and his hopes and aims in claret and amber.

    Motherwell’s number nine is also in the centre page Match Attax souvenir poster collection.

    But that’s not where the features stop.

    We also catch up with former Saints striker and ‘Well under 20s boss Jonatan Johansson. The Finn has recently took over at Championship side Morton and reflects on his stint at Fir Park, as well as his aspirations as the new ‘Ton gaffer.

    The last of the big interviews is with St Johnstone ‘keeper Zander Clark, who gives a detailed insight from a Saints point of view. There is also an in-depth section dedicated to our visitors, including a statistical breakdown and the three to watch in blue.

    The Hampden Roar Podcast also catch up with former Scotland and ‘Well boss Craig Brown, who looks back on his time in the national team hotseat.

    TheTwoPointOne return with their regular column, this edition assessing the tactical diversity of the Premiership clubs, while we also hear from local boxer Scott Allan.

    The Evening Times’ Graeme McGarry also returns with his Last Word feature, reminiscing about some of the classic kits from yesteryear.

    The programme is available for £3 and will be on sale from the club shop, as well as the usual sellers located in and around the ground, before the match.

    You can also order back editions or take a season-long subscription to the magazine by visiting the website of our publishers Curtis Sports.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Ross County ticket prices confirmed

    Ross County ticket prices confirmed

    Motherwell Colts have already made history in reaching the quarter-finals of the IRN-BRU Cup and they are looking to go one better when Ross County come to town on Saturday, 17 November.

    As was the case when Fir Park hosted the match with Sligo Rovers, both clubs have agreed to low ticket pricing to attract as many people along as possible to cheer the youngsters on in their search for a last-four place.

    Ticket prices will be as follows:

    • Adults: £8
    • Concessions (aged 60 and over, 16-18 year olds, full time students): £4
    • Juveniles (children aged 15 and under): £2

    Tickets can be purchased in advance via our online ticketing platform shortly. A pay gate will also be in operation on the day.

  • First team

    In Numbers: St Johnstone come to town

    In Numbers: St Johnstone come to town

    It’s the return of the Ladbrokes Premiership this weekend as Motherwell host St Johnstone at Fir Park.

    Here’s the game previewed in numbers.

    Three

    Motherwell have started their last three games emphatically, taking the lead against Hearts, Kilmarnock and Livingston.

    Manager Stephen Robinson has emphasised the need, understandably, to try and retain those leads. A run of defeats was arrested in the last home outing against Livi, earning a draw against the high-flying side.

    Four

    The number of goals netted by the Steelmen in their last three games.

    The return of Ryan Bowman has helped, with the striker netting two. His renewed partnership with Curtis Main has also seen him grab the others.

    Five

    The number of games St Johnstone have gone without a victory.

    A draw with Aberdeen on September 15 has been followed by two defeats to Celtic, as well as losses to Hearts and Rangers. They’ve scored two and conceded 14.

    142

    Motherwell and St Johnstone have faced each other 142 times competitively, with Saturday’s hosts having the upper hand in terms of wins.

    The Steelmen have prevailed 63 times, with the Saints winning 42. There have been 37 draws.

    Across that time, Motherwell have scored 254 goals, conceding 191.

  • First team

    Robinson looks ahead to Saints clash

    Stephen Robinson looks ahead to Saturday’s game against St Johnstone after a positive week for the club.

    Motherwell Colts progressed to the quarter final of the Irn-Bru Cup, and the manager believes the youngsters are all pushing in the right direction.

    He said: “We’ve got a lot of young boys pushing towards the first team, and a number of them will play sooner rather than later.”<

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Colts quarter-final to be played at Fir Park

    Colts quarter-final to be played at Fir Park

    Motherwell Colts’ IRN-BRU Cup quarter-final with Ross County will be played at Fir Park on Saturday, 17 November.

    After overcoming Irish side Sligo Rovers in the last round, Stephen Craigan’s side take on Championship opposition, as they bid to become the first ever colts side to make the final four.

    Ticket prices will be announced shortly. Kick off is at 3pm.

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone

    Motherwell welcome St Johnstone to Fir Park on Saturday, 20 October and you can watch a live stream of the game online.

    Supporters based outside of the UK and Ireland can tune in to the Ladbrokes Premiership game can subscribe to view for £12 a month.

    A subscription gets you access to watch all of our home games live, as well as the majority of away league matches.

    To watch the stream, head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk, scroll down and choose your subscription package.

  • First team

    Celtic home game picked for TV

    Celtic home game picked for TV

    Motherwell’s Ladbrokes Premiership home match with Celtic on Wednesday, 5 December has been picked for live television.

    The game at Fir Park will now be broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK, as well as on our own live streaming service outside of the UK and Ireland.

    Kick-off will remain at 7.45pm.

    The game will be the first meeting between the two sides in 2018/19, after a trip to Celtic Park was rearranged for Wednesday, 19 December.

  • First team

    A coffee and a chat with Christian Mbulu

    Christian Mbulu sits down for a coffee and chats about the mental challenges of football, living away from home and his red hot goalscoring form.

    Our interview was filmed at the Windmills Cafe in Motherwell.

    Windmills is a social enterprise cafe in the heart of Motherwell which is committed to ensuring young people with learning disabilities have equal access to meaningful work experience opportunities. For more information, visit Windmills Cafe’s website.

  • Women

    Women’s coach relishing cup final challenge

    Women’s coach relishing cup final challenge

    Motherwell assistant boss Greg Harrison says reaching the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup final has rounded off a dream start to his time at the club.

    Donald Jennow brought Harrison to Fir Park following his appointment as head coach in August.

    Since his arrival, the women of steel have negotiated their quarter-final tie with St Johnstone and then recorded a superb 3-1 victory over Spartans to set up a meeting with Hibs in the final at Firhill on 4 November.

    “I couldn’t have written this script,” he said. “I came in after the league was already won, so the focus was set on the cup as well as breaking records as a team and individually.

    “It has been a difficult run to the final, St Johnstone gave us a very tough game in Perth and then obviously we had to then beat top flight opposition in the semi final.

    “I’m sure I speak on behalf of all the coaching staff when I say we are all so excited by the challenge.

    “Now our task is to provide the players with as much guidance ahead of what will be a massive occasion for the football club.”

    Following clinching a place in the final, Jennow and Harrison now are tasked with the responsibility of bringing the players focus back to league matters.

    ‘Well travel to face Glasgow Girls on Sunday, in what is their penultimate SWPL2 fixture.

    Harrison insists the final two league fixtures represent a perfect opportunity for everyone in the squad to stake their claim for a place in the starting team on cup final day.

    “After the game it took a wee while to sink in,” he added. “We were all absolutely delighted and it was a proud day for everyone involved with the team.

    “Training on Monday was great, and the players are all really excited and working hard to prove they deserve a cup final place.

    “The two remaining games are a great chance for everyone in the squad to prove their worth and will provide some opportunity to perhaps rest a few too ahead of another massive fixture.

    “Personally, I’m very excited, as a player I wasn’t ever good enough to play in a Scottish Cup final, but the squad we have are more than capable and absolutely deserve the opportunity.”

    Following the Spartans victory, both Jennow and influential midfielder Kerry Montgomery thanked the ‘Well support for their backing at Forthbank.

    Harrison is hoping to see even more claret and amber at Firhill in just over two weeks time and has urged the fans yet to attend a women’s football match, to give the game a chance.

    “What I’d say to any Motherwell fan thinking of making it along is to please do so,” said the ‘Well assistant. “I’m sure anyone coming along for the first time will be surprised by the quality on show.

    “An adult can go for £5 and youngsters get in for free, it’ll be a great family occasion.

    “It’s a Motherwell team in a Scottish Cup final. It’s the same badge on the kit and we will be doing everything we can to do the club proud.”