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    Motherwell suffer defeat at Celtic

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    February clash with Celtic rearranged

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    Previewing Celtic v Motherwell

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    Need to Know: A look at Celtic

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    Ross County ticket prices for cup clash

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    Watch a live stream of Celtic v Motherwell

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    In Numbers: Preparing to face Celtic

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    Alex Rodriguez Gorrín looks ahead to Celtic

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    Robinson hoping for consistency

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    Women to open SWPL1 against Stirling University

  • First team

    Motherwell suffer defeat at Celtic

    Motherwell suffer defeat at Celtic

    A much-changed Motherwell side suffered defeat in Glasgow on Wednesday night, going down 3-0 at Celtic.

    First half goals from Anthony Ralston, Scott Sinclair and Mikey Johnston did the damage, as the Steelmen lost the first game in a busy 11 day and four-match period.

    Stephen Robinson made five changes from the side which ended St Johnstone’s long unbeaten run at the weekend.

    Andy Rose, Alex Rodriguez Gorrín, Gaël Bigirimana, Ryan Bowman and Conor Sammon all came in. Christian Mbulu, David Turnbull, Allan Campbell, Danny Johnson and Curtis Main all dropped out.

    Celtic made just one change from the team which lost at Hibernian on Sunday, with Anthony Ralston replacing Mikael Lustig at right back.

    Sammon was presented with the first main chance, as a long driven ball from McHugh found him in behind the Celtic defence.

    Gordon rushed out to deal with it but it looked for a second like the Irishman might just beat him to it to clip the ball home, but the goalkeeper cleared up.

    Ntcham was next to try his luck from the edge of the area, but his shot was deflected marginally past the post by Aldred, as Gillespie dived in vain to make the save.

    Gillespie did make a crucial intervention as the first half reached its halfway point. A slack pass backwards played in Sinclair, who was immediately swarmed by claret shirts.

    The winger managed to get a near post shot away, which the ‘keeper did well to turn away with his feet.

    With Motherwell keeping the shape well, they were to be undone minutes later. Edouard slipped through Ralston, with the right back managing to sneak in behind Dunne and steer the ball under Gillespie and in.

    Soon after, it was two. Dunne clattered Forrest wide in the box, leaving Bobby Madden with no option but to point to the spot.

    Sinclair stepped up against a goalkeeper who had saved two from his last two penalties, but the Englishman found the bottom left corner, with Gillespie inches from getting his hand on it.

    The visitors struggled to stem the tide, and they would go three behind before the break. Youngster Johnston, on as a substitute, hit a dipping shot which beat the Motherwell keeper all ends up and found the net via the underside of the crossbar.

    Campbell and Taylor-Sinclair replaced Bigirimana and Bowman at the interval, as manager Robinson changed shape and looked to get a foothold back in the match.

    A tepid second half saw both sides have one or two half chances, with Motherwell finding some joy higher up the pitch and growing in confidence on the ball, but couldn’t make a telling impact.

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    February clash with Celtic rearranged

    February clash with Celtic rearranged

    Motherwell’s February trip to face Celtic has been put back by 24 hours.

    The game will now be played on Sunday, February 24. Kick off is still at 3pm.

    Celtic’s participation in the UEFA Europa League, where they will face Valencia, is the reason for the rescheduling.

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    Previewing Celtic v Motherwell

    Previewing Celtic v Motherwell

    Motherwell are in Glasgow on Wednesday night, as they take on Celtic.

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

    Head to head

    The two sides have met once so far in the 2018/19 campaign.

    Celtic came to Fir Park two weeks ago and left with a point, as Motherwell fought to peg them back in a 1-1 draw.

    Team news

    Liam Donnelly, Craig Tanner, Trevor Carson and Chris Cadden are out. Peter Hartley is unlikely to feature.

    Kieran Tierney, Dedryck Boyata, Mikael Lustig and Tom Rogic are doubts. Nir Bitton is back in full training. Ryan Christie, Leigh Griffiths, Eboue Kouassi and Daniel Arzani are out.

    Buy in advance

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office until 5pm on matchday.

    There will be no cash turnstiles on the day, pre-purchase is required.

    Adult£28
    Over 65s and Under 16s£18
    Under 13s (must be accompanied by adult)£10

    Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email tickets@mfcdsa.com.

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    Need to Know: A look at Celtic

    Need to Know: A look at Celtic

    Motherwell travel to Celtic Park for the first time this season on the back of a well-earned win against St Johnstone. 

    Brendan Rodgers’ side find themselves one point behind league leaders Rangers with a game in hand as they get set for the visit of the Steelmen.

    Here, we take a look at the side from Glasgow.

    Table topping incentive

    After slipping to a 2-0 defeat against Hibernian at the weekend, Celtic will be hungry to bounce back as they host Motherwell.

    With competition at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership, the Hoops find themselves more tested than in recent campaigns, and will be hoping for a big performance on Wednesday night.

    Key absentees

    Although the Glaswegians will be hoping for a reaction from their defeat at the weekend, they will need to do so without some key players.

    Ryan Christie’s fine form was brought to an abrupt end when he sustained what looked to be a bad leg injury, however the knock does not look as bad as first feared.

    Leigh Griffiths will of course be absent, after announcing he would take a break from football.

    Strong home form

    Celtic may have slipped up on the road at times this season, but their home form in recent weeks has been as strong as ever.

    In their previous three home domestic matches, the club have won all three games against tough opposition like Kilmarnock, Hearts and Hibs.

    Perhaps more impressively, they’ve scored 14 goals and conceded just three.

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    Ross County ticket prices for cup clash

    Ross County ticket prices for cup clash

    Our ticket prices for the William Hill Scottish Cup tie with Ross County have been confirmed.

    Motherwell play host to the Ladbrokes Championship side on Saturday, 19 January at Fir Park.

    Adult prices are £15, over 60s, students and under 18s are £10 and children aged 15 and under can get in for £5.

    Tickets will be available online shortly for Motherwell supporters. A pay gate will also be in operation on the day.

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    Watch a live stream of Celtic v Motherwell

    Watch a live stream of Celtic v Motherwell

    Fans based outside of the UK/Ireland can watch Motherwell’s game at Celtic on Wednesday, 19 December live online.

    Our live streaming service will have coverage direct from Celtic Park. Kick off is at 7.45pm GMT.

    To subscribe. just head to our live stream website. Monthly passes are available for international users for £12 a month.

    Our games with St Mirren and Kilmarnock on December 22 and 26 respectively will also be shown live.

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    In Numbers: Preparing to face Celtic

    In Numbers: Preparing to face Celtic

    Celtic play host to Stephen Robinson’s side in a rearranged Ladbrokes Premiership match on Wednesday night.

    Here’s the game previewed in numbers.

    Six

    With Celtic in third spot and Motherwell ninth, six positions separate the two clubs in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    Celtic sit a point off top with 33 points after 16 matches, while Motherwell have 18 from 17 games.

    14

    Brendan Rodgers’ side are the model of consistency at home on domestic duty, picking up maximum points from games at Celtic Park this season.

    Ominously, they have netted 14 times in their last three league games on home turf, putting five past both Hearts and Kilmarnock, and four past Hibernian.

    19

    The 19th of December is a significant day. Three years ago on that date, Motherwell went to Celtic and picked up a huge 2-1 victory.

    This fixture coincidentally also falls on 19 December. And if you’re looking for more omens, the match referee is the same for both matches, with Bobby Madden the man in the middle.

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    Alex Rodriguez Gorrín looks ahead to Celtic

    The Spanish midfielder talks about settling into life in Scotland, and the hectic December period.

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    Robinson hoping for consistency

    Stephen Robinson is hoping to see his side follow up from Saturday’s win over St Johnstone as they prepare for a trip to take on Celtic. 

    The Steelmen visit Parkhead for the Premiership encounter after recording a first win at McDiarmid Park in over six years.

    And the ‘Well boss is eager to see his side follow up with a big performance against Brendan Rodgers’ side.

    He said: “To go again after a result and performance like that will be a challenge. The hardest thing in football is getting that again and again, but that’s what we’re asking of these boys.”

  • Women

    Women to open SWPL1 against Stirling University

    Women to open SWPL1 against Stirling University

    Motherwell’s fixtures for SWPL1 have been announced for the 2019 campaign. 

    Donald Jennow’s side gained promotion to the top flight after an impressive season in which they also made it to the final of the Scottish Cup.

    And now the club can turn their attentions to what will be a historic campaign as they prepare for their first ever season in the top flight.

    They will open the campaign with a home clash against Stirling University on Sunday, 10 February, before heading to take on Forfar Farmington for their first away fixture.

    Jennow’s women will get an early shot against the side who defeated them in the Scottish Cup final when they host Hibernian in the third game of the season.

    For a run down of the full fixture list, click here.