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  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Youngsters make Scotland impact

  • Women

    ‘Ladies’ removed from Motherwell women’s team name

  • First team

    Get your tickets now for visit of Hearts

  • Women

    Excitement building as women prepare for bow

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win at St Mirren

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat St Mirren

  • First team

    Players react to win over St Mirren

  • Archive

    Manager hails another ‘terrific performance’

  • First team

    Motherwell win at St Mirren

  • First team

    Listen to live commentary from St Mirren

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Youngsters make Scotland impact

    Youngsters make Scotland impact

    Midfielders Stuart McKinstry and Reece McAlear netted for Scotland under 17s in a 2-1 international friendly win over Hungary in Murcia.

    The young duo had to be content with a place amongst the substitutes for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with France at the Pinatar Arena.

    But head coach Brian McLaughlin named both in the starting team on Friday afternoon and he was repaid, as both ‘Well academy graduates got on the scoresheet to secure the comeback win.

    Academy director Steven Hammell said: “Reece and Stuart signed professional contracts with Motherwell during the summer and more than merit their place in the under 17s squad, highlighted by their contribution to Scotland’s win.

    “We have more players who could and will stake a claim to be amongst future squads, the challenge for them is to continue to work hard and impress at ‘Well.

    “With international recognition at every age group this year and with numerous graduates making such a big impact on our first team, Motherwell’s academy is very much an attractive option for aspiring young footballers looking for the best pathway.”

  • Women

    ‘Ladies’ removed from Motherwell women’s team name

    ‘Ladies’ removed from Motherwell women’s team name

    Motherwell Football Club are removing the word ‘Ladies’ from the name of the women’s team.

    Going forward, Donald Jennow’s side will simply play under the banner of Motherwell Football Club, with reference being made to the team as women only when needed for clarity.

    Since officially coming under the wing of the club in 2018, Motherwell have performed outstandingly, winning the SWPL2 title and promotion in record time, and reaching the SSE Scottish Cup final in the same season.

    In general terms, the club does not think it is necessary to specifically highlight the different genders of teams when discussing any side which is part of Motherwell Football Club.

    “Whether it is the first team, reserves or women, all of our players play as Motherwell FC,” chief executive Alan Burrows said.

    “We want to completely remove the idea that our female players exist as some form of ‘arms length’ side. The team, as you would expect, train in club facilities and obviously play in the same kits.

    “We are all united together, and this name change is another indication of our intent to grow and promote our women’s team as they start life in the top flight.”

    Forward Sam McManus added: “Since day one we’ve felt part of the club, so the name change feels a natural progression for everyone.

    “We’re proud to wear the Motherwell badge and represent the club, and hope that supporters will get behind us as we start playing in the top flight of the women’s game in Scotland.

    The team start the new campaign in the top flight on Sunday, when Stirling University are the visitors to Fir Park*. Kick off is at 2pm.

    The women’s team’s social media content will also come from the official Motherwell Football Club accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter going forward.

    *The nominated home venue throughout the 2019 season will be the indoor pitch at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility. However, due to upgrade and replacement works currently taking place on the synthetic surface, Fir Park is being utilised for Sunday’s SWPL1 fixture.

  • First team

    Get your tickets now for visit of Hearts

    Get your tickets now for visit of Hearts

    After a short break, Motherwell return to action against Hearts on Sunday, 17 February.

    The Gorgie club come to Fir Park to face a ‘Well side who are chasing a sixth consecutive Ladbrokes Premiership win.

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. Kick off is at 12.15pm.

    If you buy online, you can print at home and go straight to the gate, or even show us your ticket code on your mobile phone.

    Ticket prices are:

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18 year olds / students£17 / £16
    15 and under£3

    The cheaper price is for our John Hunter Stand, which runs along the sideline directly across from our Phil O’Donnell Main Stand.

    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 tickets@mfcdsa.com.

    Away supporters should contact their club directly for ticket sales. Hearts fans will be situated in our South Stand.

  • Women

    Excitement building as women prepare for bow

    Excitement building as women prepare for bow

    With just days to go until Motherwell play their first ever fixture in SWPL1, the excitement within Donald Jennow’s newly-assembled squad is building.

    Last season, the women of steel enjoyed a remarkable campaign, setting a record points tally on the way to the SWPL2 title and reaching the Scottish Cup final.

    The heavy defeat in the cup final to Hibernian was the only disappointment in a season in which Motherwell regularly demonstrated their superiority, with empathic victories and highly impressive performances.

    Progression to the top level of Scottish women’s football will provide a huge challenge for Jennow’s side. But it is one he is relishing.

    Only five players of last season’s squad remain at the club ahead of the step up, with the ‘Well boss bringing in no fewer than 13 new faces to Fir Park during the close season.

    “We are looking forward to it and I’m happy with how we are progressing,” Jennow said.

    “Making the changes hasn’t been difficult because of the support I’ve had.

    “The coaching team have been a great help with recruitment.

    “Part of the reason that I’m so happy with the players we brought in is that it wasn’t a hard sell, they all want to be here and that’s half the battle.”

    Jennow’s squad have prepared for the new season with friendly encounters against Newcastle and St Johnstone as well as an intense training schedule.

    ‘Well were denied victory over Newcastle by a stoppage time equaliser, before coming back from a goal down to defeat St Johnstone 3-1.

    Next up is the season opener against Stirling University at Fir Park on 10 February, with the women of steel determined to get off to a winning start.

    “Both pre-season games have been very competitive,” he added.

    “I think St Johnstone will do well this year and I want to thank them for their hospitality on the day.

    “We know step up in quality of opposition means that we will have to improve as well.

    “Targets are something that any squad will have, but I think they are best kept in house.

    “What I will say is that the first job for any newly promoted side is survival – so that’s where we’ll start.

    “This next week is the best of pre-season, as soon as the next game is a competitive one then the dynamic changes a bit.”

    While many Motherwell fans would have followed the successes of the team last season via the club website channels and through social media, it was unfortunate that their only live televised fixture resulted in a heavy defeat.

    Hibs, who have now recorded back-to-back cup doubles swept Motherwell aside at Firhill, in what was a bitterly disappointing day for the team.

    Jennow admits he’s still not fully over the pain of suffering such a heavy defeat on the big stage, but believes the turnover in personnel at the club means that there will be no negative effects on his players.

    “Personally the Scottish Cup final stung and I won’t forget it easily,” he confessed.

    “It’s important to remember though that this is a new squad, most of them weren’t there so we won’t be dwelling on it.”

    2019 is set to be a huge year for women’s football in Scotland and the undoubted highlight will come when Shelly Kerr leads Scotland into their first ever World Cup in June.

    Domestic football is set for heightened exposure too, with BBC Alba showing an increased number of games during the season ahead.

    The Motherwell gaffer is pleased that the women’s game is enjoying increased coverage and insists it is just reward for the abilities and dedication of the players involved.

    As well as increased media coverage of the game, Jennow also hopes to see more supporters getting along to back his team during their first season in the top flight.

    “Exposure is for the players,” said the former Glasgow City assistant.

    “They deserve recognition and promotion for their talent and commitment.

    “Hopefully the players will also feel a bit more valued due to the heightened interest.

    “A positive from the cup final in how many supporters turned out and it would be great if a few could come along to the league games this year.”

  • First team

    Story of the Match from win at St Mirren

    We headed west chasing a fifth straight league win. The Steelmen didn’t disappoint.

    This is the Story of the Match from the victory at St Mirren.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat St Mirren

    Homegrown talents Jake Hastie and Allan Campbell got the goals as Motherwell made it five league wins from five, beating St Mirren 2-1.

  • First team

    Players react to win over St Mirren

    Jake Hastie, Allan Campbell and Elliott Frear speak as Motherwell hit five-in-a-row with another league win at St Mirren.

  • Archive

    Manager hails another ‘terrific performance’

    Stephen Robinson saluted the lack of fear in his young Motherwell side, as they showed character to record their fifth straight league win in victory at St Mirren.

  • First team

    Motherwell win at St Mirren

    Motherwell win at St Mirren

    Motherwell showed grit and character to grind out a fifth straight Ladbrokes Premiership victory at St Mirren.

    Jake Hastie and Allan Campbell goals in either half got the win for the men in claret, as they recovered from a potentially morale-sapping equaliser to roar up the park and grab the winner.

    Stephen Robinson elected to remain unchanged for the third successive match, with his substitute bench also remaining the same from the weekend win over Livingston.

    After scrappy opening exchanges, the game immediately exploded into life through Hastie.

    Challenging the full back Muzek, he cut inside from the right, beat another and then rocketed a left-footed effort into the top right corner of the net, via the crossbar, past a stunned goalkeeper.

    St Mirren, in truth, had the better chances in the first half thereafter. Nazon was denied a goal through an incredible point blank save from Gillespie, and substitute McAllister curled over shortly after.

    Motherwell’s first half was a succession of set plays which failed to create any further serious chances, while the hosts had plenty possession but mainly in their own half.

    St Mirren again enjoyed possession in the second period, but the best chances fell to the Steelmen.

    The second arguably should have came. A three versus two situation saw link up play between Campbell, Ariyibi and Hastie. The latter finally squared to Main for a tap in, but he just made his run too early and the ball was cleared.

    With 17 minutes left, the hosts were level. At the second bite after a corner, Dreyer got the ball into the area for Paul McGinn to loop a brilliant header over Gillespie.

    Motherwell’s heads could have went down, but they roared back to life shortly after to claim the winner. Elliott Frear’s outstanding cross from the left met the run of Campbell brilliantly, leaving the midfielder no option but to power an excellent header home to send the travelling crowd wild.

  • First team

    Listen to live commentary from St Mirren

    Listen to live commentary from St Mirren

    If you can’t make the Ladbrokes Premiership match at St Mirren on Wednesday night, we’ve got you covered.

    Our live streaming service is unfortunately not available for the trip to face St Mirren. But users can get live audio commentary via our service at tv.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Packages start at £6 for subscribers in the UK/Ireland, and £12 for international fans.

    Fear not, all of our other remaining home and away Ladbrokes Premiership games before the split will be available outside of the UK/Ireland via our live streaming service.