Stephen Robinson was pleased with his side’s performance in the win over Livingston, but says he will keep pushing his side to improve.
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Manager: We will keep looking to improveSaturday 02 February 2019
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In-form Motherwell see off LivingstonSaturday 02 February 2019
Motherwell made it four Ladbrokes Premiership wins from four with a scintillating performance against Livingston.
Youngster Jake Hastie will take the plaudits for two brilliantly taken goals, but the Steelmen as a whole showed confidence and verve throughout to pull level on points with the visitors.
For the third match in succession, manager Stephen Robinson named an unchanged starting team. The only change came on the bench, with James Scott stepping up to replace the departed Gaël Bigirimana.
Within six minutes, the home side were off and running. A great delivery from David Turnbull from a free kick was met by the head of Hastie, who beat Liam Kelly to grab his second goal in claret and amber.
Six minutes later, it was two. Curtis Main, the scourge of the Livi defenders throughout, was played in by Allan Campbell to the right inside the box. Lifting the ball, he found the top right corner of the net to double the advantage.
A shell shocked Livingston were further put to the sword, as Gboly Ariyibi and Hastie continued to torment from the wide areas.
With 20 minutes gone, Hastie was again on the scoresheet. Picking the ball up deep, he surged at the defence, taking out men in his wake, before cooly slotting home to make it 3-0 in rapid time.
At half time, Livingston rang the changes. A triple substitution saw them increase their physicality in the second period but the game fizzled out into a midfield battle and a succession of half chances for either side.
The biggest chance fell t0 Motherwell. Campbell was set up brilliantly by Main, but his shot was headed off the line, and then Hastie saw his shot at a hat trick just deflected over the bar.
With a minute to spare, Tiffoney saw his shot come back off the post for Livi, but the Steelmen held firm again to record a third consecutive league clean sheet, and a fourth straight win in the Ladbrokes Premiership.
Motherwell: Gillespie, Grimshaw, Aldred, Dunne, Tait, Rodriguez Gorrín, Campbell, Turnbull, Ariyibi (Frear), Hastie (McCormack), Main (Scott).
Subs not used: Ferguson, McHugh, Hartley, Johnson .
Livingston: Kelly, Gallagher, Halkett, Lithgow, Lawless (Odoffin), Byrne, Pittman, Sibbald (Lawson), Erskine (Menga), Tiffoney, Hardie.
Subs not used: Stewart, Brown, Lamie, Wylde.
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Watch a live stream of Motherwell v LivingstonSaturday 02 February 2019
Motherwell host Livingston on Saturday, as they look to make it four Ladbrokes Premiership wins from four.
If you’re based outside of the UK/Ireland, you can watch a live stream of the game direct from Fir Park. Kick off is at 3pm GMT.
To sign up for our service, just head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk and choose your package. Subscriptions to see live games start at just £12 a month.
If you’re in the UK or Ireland but can’t make the game, there’s also live audio commentary available on our service. Our domestic subscriptions cost £6 a month and also get you full game replays.
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Robinson reflects on January transfer windowFriday 01 February 2019
Stephen Robinson discusses his January transfer business ahead of Saturday’s match against Livingston.
The ‘Well boss praised the attitude and desire of his young players breaking through, after David Turnbull put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year contract extension.
“I believe in this squad and that there’s even more young players to come through,” he said.
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Need to Know: A look at LivingstonFriday 01 February 2019
Motherwell face Livingston in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday, in what is set to be an interesting encounter at Fir Park.
Gary Holt’s side are in their worst run of the season so far, whilst Stephen Robinson’s side are in their best.
Here is what you need to know about ahead of Saturday’s game.
Big three points
Just three points separate the two teams in the league, which heaps importance on to this match for both sides.
Three points for the Steelmen could play a part in their top six aspirations and move them further away from the foot of the table.
Livingston meanwhile, could move back above Hibs in the table with a win.
Cadden’s won’t collide
The last time the two sides met at Fir Park, the prospect of Chris Cadden going up against his twin brother Nicky was naturally a focal point in the build-up.
However, this time around, neither of the two will be included in their matchday squads.
Chris still finds himself sidelined with a knee injury, whilst Nicky completed a deadline day loan move to Championship side Ayr United.
New faces on show
Although the Cadden’s won’t feature, there will be some new faces on show in Lanarkshire tomorrow.
The Lions added a number of new faces, including Chris Erskine, Ciaron Brown, Hakeem Odofin and Gregg Wylde.
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Previewing Motherwell v LivingstonFriday 01 February 2019
Livingston are the visitors to Fir Park on Saturday, as Motherwell go for four consecutive Ladbrokes Premiership victories.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.
Head to head
The two sides have already met three times this season, with an even spread of results.
Motherwell won the first, a Betfred Cup clash in West Lothian, by one goal to nil. A 1-1 league draw followed at Fir Park, before Livi picked up three points on home turf towards the end of 2018.
Chris Cadden, Trevor Carson and Craig Tanner remain out long term. Christian Mbulu is out with a hamstring strain.
Get your tickets
Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office.
Adult £24 / £20 Over 60s / 16-18 year olds / students £17 / £16 15 and under £3
A family ticket for one adult and two children aged 15 and under is available for £28, or £24 in the John Hunter Stand.
Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email email@example.com.
Away fans will be housed in the South Stand and cash turnstiles will be available on the day.
Watch it live online
If you live outside of the UK and Ireland, you can watch a live stream of the game through our TV service.
Just head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk, choose the international subscription package, and you can see the game from 3pm GMT.
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Gaël Bigirimana leaves for HibernianThursday 31 January 2019
Gaël Bigirimana has left Motherwell to join Hibernian on a permanent basis.
The Burundi international made 57 appearances for the Steelmen and scored three goals during his spell at Fir Park.
Bigirimana, 25, moved to the club from Coventry City in the summer of 2017 and was part of the squad which memorably reached two cup finals in the 2017/18 campaign.
“I’ve loved my time at Motherwell,” he said on his departure. “It’s been a memorable 18 months for me and my family.
“I would like to thank everyone at the club, from the coaching staff to the fans, and wish them all the best in the future.”
Manager Stephen Robinson added: “We would like to thank Gaël for all he has done at the club.
“He has seen his opportunities restricted in his time here, especially because of the emergence of Alan Campbell and David Turnbull.
“Everyone at the club would like to wish him well for the future.”
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In Numbers: ‘Well host LivingstonThursday 31 January 2019
Motherwell host Livingston in the Ladbrokes Premiership, searching for their fourth consecutive league win.
The fixture is the first of a busy spell for the Steelmen, with five games falling in February.
Here, we look at Saturday’s meeting in numbers.
The total number of points separating the two sides ahead of Saturday’s game.
Livingston currently sit eighth with 30 points, whilst the Fir Parkers sit three points behind in ninth.
A win for ‘Well would not likely be enough to move them above the Lions in the table though, due to the gulf in goal difference.
No side in the bottom half of the table has a better defence at home than Livingston, who have conceded just eight goals on their home turf this season.
However, the Steelmen have the second-best record out of those six sides, having shipped just ten all term.
In contrast, Livi have struggled in front of goal away from home, scoring just seven times away from the Toni Macaroni Arena.
The Lions return to the top flight means the two sides met at Fir Park for the first time this season in 13 years.
They’ve only gone head-to-head on nine occasions in Lanarkshire, with the Steelmen losing two and winning four.
Saturday’s clash will be the tenth encounter with the Almondvale outfit at Fir Park.
Grab one of our great hospitality dealsThursday 31 January 2019
Start the second half of the season off right by grabbing one of our great hospitality deals at our next Ladbrokes Premiership matches at Fir Park.
Livingston and Hearts visit on Saturday, 2 February and Sunday, 17 February respectively.
Here are the packages we’ve got on offer for you to choose from and enjoy.
The Centenary Suite
Priced at £65 for adults for our pay bar offering, or £95 for an inclusive bar for the game with Hibernian, or £90 and £120 respectively for the other two matches, you can enjoy a three-course lunch, before taking in the game in comfort in our Phil O’Donnell stand.
With half-time refreshments and a chance to unwind in our suite after the match, it’s the perfect way to watch a match with us at Fir Park.
What’s more, season ticket holders can upgrade to our pay bar package for just £45 per person.
Fancy something different?
If you’d prefer just light refreshments before the game, but arguably an even better seat in the house in our director’s box, then there’s also our Millennium Suite.
With complimentary drinks one hour before and after the game, snacks on arrival and at half-time and a ticket for the match, for £75 per person you can come and enjoy our hospitality.
Want to watch the game indoors?
Sometimes the elements don’t make for the best occasion to sit out in the stand. Don’t worry though, we’ve got your covered with our Cooper and South Stand boxes.
Our Cooper Boxes provide an easy way to get in from the cold with a seat in our glass-fronted boxes. What’s more, you can also enjoy half-time refreshments in the Cooper Bar.
Our similar boxes in the South Stand come with a range of great packages for you to enjoy, or better still use to entertain at any of our Premiership fixtures.
Our South Stand Box package is our ultimate one, providing you with a three-course meal, inclusive drinks, armchair seating and half-time refreshments for £130 per person.
Our Bois Club package allows you to arrive 90 minutes before the game and enjoy a hot buffet and inclusive drinks for an hour before kick off, as well as half time pies, for £70 per person. You can upgrade to spirits for an extra £20.
There’s also our Cooper Bar
Our Cooper Bar is also open from 11am on the day of the match, and offers a casual setting for you to catch up with friends ahead of the game.
With great burger and beer deals, plus plenty activities for the kids, it’s a great place to build up to the match.
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Newell and Watson head out on loanThursday 31 January 2019
Broque Watson and George Newell have both gone out on loan until the end of the 2018/19 season.
19-year-old winger Watson, a summer arrival from Celtic who impressed for the young Steelmen during the IRN-BRU Cup campaign, has joined League One side East Fife.
Darren Young’s men are currently third in the table, one point behind Raith Rovers, as they look to secure a play-off spot for the right to earn a place in the Scottish Championship.
George Newell, 22, has joined Peter Morrison at Albion Rovers.
Newell was a product of the Everton youth academy and made his senior debut for Bolton in the English Championship, before moving to Motherwell in the summer of 2017.
After a promising debut against Rangers at Fir Park, his 18 months in Scotland have been plagued by injuries. Now fit, he joins Kevin Harper’s team as they look to try and overtake Berwick Rangers and move away from danger.
Both remain eligible to play for Maurice Ross’ reserves between now and the end of the campaign.