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    ‘Well head east in SWPL Cup

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    Need to Know: The lowdown on Celtic

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    Watch a live stream of Celtic v Motherwell

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    Previewing Celtic v Motherwell

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    Manager: We need everyone at the top of their game

  • Women

    Montgomery targets another cup run

  • First team

    In Numbers: Previewing Celtic away

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    David Turnbull looks ahead to Celtic

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    Setting the scene on the trip to Celtic

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    Tickets on sale for Celtic

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    ‘Well head east in SWPL Cup

    ‘Well head east in SWPL Cup

    Motherwell will aim to progress to the quarter-finals of the SWPL Cup when they take on Hutchison Vale on Sunday.

    Donald Jennow’s side suffered a controversial defeat against Forfar Farmington in their second league fixture of the season and will be determined to bounce back against SWPL2 opposition.

    Kerry Montgomery’s last-gasp disallowed goal has garnered coverage from national media outlets, but the team must now regain their focus in order to advance in the cup.

    The women of steel can draw on their cup exploits last season, where they progressed to the final of the Scottish Cup.

    Kick off at the Saughton Enclosure in Edinburgh is at 3pm.

    THE OPPOSITION

    Hutchison Vale may be operating under a different name for the 2019 season. But the capital side represent familiar opposition for Motherwell.

    The teams met on three occasions in 2018, the latest of which saw ‘Well emerging with a 5-1 victory that clinched the SWPL2 championship.

    After their opening game of the SWPL2 season fell victim of the weather, Scott Paterson’s side suffered a thumping 9-0 defeat to Hearts, leaving them rooted to the foot of the table.

    POSITION

    Hutchison Vale: SWPL2 – 8th – no points

    Motherwell: SWPL1 – 5th– three points

    WHAT THEY SAID

    Kerry Montgomery has set her sights on enjoying another cup run with the women of steel.

    “We have a brand new team and are looking to our own journey in the cup competitions,” Montgomery said. “Despite saying that, it was a Motherwell team that made it to the final last year.

    “We have to look to try and keep that focus and belief to push to that level.”

    ‘Well assistant head coach Gregg Harrison has been impressed by the reaction of the players in the aftermath of the Forfar defeat.

    Now Harrison is hoping the players can produce a big performance against Hutchison Vale to right the wrongs of last Sunday.

    “The players showed a real hunger at training all week,” Harrison said. “We know we under performed in the match against Forfar, especially the first half.

    “The players are eager to put the right on Sunday; we are a really tight group with high standards so they know what’s required.

    “We learned a lot from the cup run last year so will look to build on that experience.

    “However, we are only looking forward now and with the squad we have we are capable of having another great season.”

    DON’T MISS OUT

    We’ll have a full match report and goal highlights here and on the club’s social media channels.

  • First team

    Need to Know: The lowdown on Celtic

    Need to Know: The lowdown on Celtic

    Celtic lie in wait for Motherwell on Sunday, as the league leaders play host in Glasgow.

    Here’s the lowdown on our weekend opponents.

    In similar form

    Both teams go into the match with six straight Ladbrokes Premiership victories under their belts.

    Celtic are undefeated domestically through all of 2019, winning six league games and two Scottish Cup games, not conceding a single goal.

    European blues

    Valencia stood between Celtic and progression in the UEFA Europa League, with the Spaniards recording a 2-0 win in Glasgow last week before the second leg at the Mestalla.

    Brendan Rodgers’ side put in a much-improved showing in Spain on Thursday, going close early on before losing Jeremy Toljan to a red card, before going on to lose 1-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate.

    New faces to contend with

    Celtic were busy in the January window, adding fresh recruits in the forward areas and in defence.

    Toljan has made the right back position his own since signing on from Borussia Dortmund.

    Up top, Timothy Weah and Oliver Burke were brought in on loan from PSG and West Bromwich Albion, while Vakoun Bayo moved from Slovakia.

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    Watch a live stream of Celtic v Motherwell

    Watch a live stream of Celtic v Motherwell

    Motherwell travel to Celtic on Sunday, as they look to win seven straight top flight league games for the first time in 86 years.

    If you’re based outside of the UK/Ireland, you can watch a live stream of the game direct from Celtic 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.

    Every league game between now and the split will be broadcast live on our service.

    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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    Previewing Celtic v Motherwell

    Previewing Celtic v Motherwell

    Motherwell travel to face Celtic in the Ladbrokes Premiership, chasing a seventh straight league win for the first time in 86 years.

    Kick off at Celtic Park on Sunday is at 3pm.

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

    Tale of the tape

    Both teams go into the game with six straight league wins under their belts.

    Motherwell have defeated Hamilton, Hibernian, Dundee, Livingston, St Mirren and Hearts on their run, while the league leaders have seen off St Mirren, Hamilton, St Johnstone (twice), Hibernian and Kilmarnock.

    Team news

    Motherwell remain without Trevor Carson, Chris Cadden and Craig Tanner. Christian Mbulu and Ross McCormack are also still sidelined.

    Scott Brown is suspended for the hosts, following his red card in the match with Kilmarnock last weekend.

    Get your tickets before Saturday

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. The ticket office is from 10am until 1pm on Saturday.

    Tickets will not be available for purchase on the day of the game. You must buy in advance. Web sales will close on Friday.

    Kick off at Celtic Park is at 3pm. Ticket prices are as follows.

    Adult£28 / £25
    Over 65s and Under 16s£18 / £15
    Under 13 (accompanied by adult)£10

    Cheaper tickets are restricted view. These will go on sale once our full view ticket allocation is sold.

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

    Watch it live online

    If you’re based outside of the UK/Ireland, you can watch a live stream of the game direct from Celtic Park.

    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.

    Every league game between now and the split will be broadcast live on our service.

    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.

  • First team

    Manager: We need everyone at the top of their game

    Stephen Robinson says a confident Motherwell side must raise their game further, across every player, to stand a chance of a result against Celtic.

  • Women

    Montgomery targets another cup run

    Montgomery targets another cup run

    Kerry Montgomery hopes Motherwell can put the controversial defeat to Forfar Farmington behind them by reaching the quarter finals of the SWPL Cup.

    The Motherwell captain thought she had earned the women of steel a share of the spoils at Station Park last Sunday. However, the ball was judged to have hit the net after the referee’s final whistle.

    Donald Jennow’s side travel to face SWPL2 side Hutchison Vale on Sunday, with a place in the last eight of the first cup competition of the season up for grabs.

    Montgomery is relishing the chance to put last weekend’s disappointment firmly behind her.

    “Last week was a tough one to take, but that’s done with now,” Montgomery said. “The focus all week has been firmly on the cup game on Sunday.

    ”We have a group of girls who are hungry and want to win. The game on Sunday is a great platform for us to get back to winning ways and more importantly with a good solid team performance.”

    Last season, Montgomery played a big part as Motherwell reached the Scottish Cup final.

    Although they were unable to upset the odds in the final against Hibs, the midfielder is aiming for more success in 2019.

    ‘Well will make the trip to the capital as firm favourites, but the skipper has warned against complacency.

    “We have a brand new team and are looking to our own journey in the cup competitions,” she added. “Despite saying that, it was a Motherwell team that made it to the final last year.

    “We have to look to try and keep that focus and belief to push to that level.

    “The game is on Hutchison Vale’s patch, so we are looking at it as a tricky away fixture that we’ll need to be mentally and physically ready for.

    “They will be looking to bounce back from their difficult start to the season, so we aren’t taking anything for granted.”

    After a close season that brought wholesale changes to the ‘Well squad, Montgomery was one of the few players who remain from the side that surged to the SWPL2 title.

    The 30-year-old is enjoying life at Fir Park and has praised the spirit within the newly assembled squad.

    “The last couple months in training with the squad have been great,” said the former Celtic midfielder.

    “We’re beginning to have a good understanding of each other.

    “We all get on really well, the banter is great, but the focus is even better we have a group that want to learn, improve and push to win.

    “It’s competitive and a really good atmosphere right now.”

  • First team

    In Numbers: Previewing Celtic away

    In Numbers: Previewing Celtic away

    Celtic and Motherwell face off in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Sunday, with the two sides the most in-form teams in the division.

    Here’s the game previewed in numbers.

    Six

    Both teams have won six Ladbrokes Premiership games on the bounce, the only two teams to manage such a feat in the 2018/19 campaign.

    Achieving seven victories would mark the first time Motherwell have put together such a run since the start of the 1933/34 season.

    For Celtic, it would be the first time they’ve done it in the same campaign since they won 22 straight games in 2016/17.

    19

    For the Steelmen, it’s two teenage wonders who have been grabbing the headlines for their performances in recent times.

    Jake Hastie and David Turnbull have been finding the net and adding youthful fearlessness to the team, with both netting in the 2-1 win over Hearts last weekend.

    It will be Turnbull’s first senior appearance at Celtic Park on Sunday, but Hastie has already featured there, making his top team debut at the stadium in October 2016.

    600

    With Celtic also on the same winning streak as Motherwell, they have one slight advantage in that they’ve not conceded a single league goal in 2019.

    It has been 600 minutes since their goal was breached, when Ryan Jack scored 30 minutes into their game with Rangers back at the end of December.

  • First team

    David Turnbull looks ahead to Celtic

    David Turnbull says the team’s preparation levels are as high as ever ahead of Sunday’s trip to Glasgow, and the squad head to face Celtic with confidence.

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    Setting the scene on the trip to Celtic

    Setting the scene on the trip to Celtic

    Motherwell go to Celtic on Sunday, looking to match an 86-year-old record of winning seven consecutive league games.

    Here’s an early look ahead to the match.

    Head to head

    The Steelmen’s six-game run of Ladbrokes Premiership wins has seen them topple Hamilton, Hibernian, Dundee, Livingston, St Mirren and Hearts.

    Stephen Robinson’s side have scored 11 and conceded just three in that spell, keeping three clean sheets.

    Celtic themselves made it six league wins on the bounce when they grabbed a last-minute winner at Kilmarnock last Sunday.

    They’ve won all eight of their domestic games in 2019, losing only in Europe to Valencia.

    Get your tickets before Saturday

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. The ticket office is open 9-5 Monday to Thursday, 9-4 Friday and from 10am until 1pm on Saturday.

    Tickets will not be available for purchase on the day of the game. You must buy in advance. Web sales will close on Friday.

    Kick off at Celtic Park is at 3pm. Ticket prices are as follows.

    Adult£28 / £25
    Over 65s and Under 16s£18 / £15
    Under 13 (accompanied by adult)£10

    Cheaper tickets are restricted view. These will go on sale once our full view ticket allocation is sold.

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

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    Tickets on sale for Celtic

    Tickets on sale for Celtic

    With six Ladbrokes Premiership wins under our belts, we head to face league leaders Celtic on Sunday, 24 February.

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. The ticket office is open 9-5 Monday to Thursday, 9-4 Friday and from 10am until 1pm on Saturday.

    Tickets will not be available for purchase on the day of the game. You must buy in advance. Web sales will close on Friday.

    Kick off at Celtic Park is at 3pm. Ticket prices are as follows.

    Adult£28 / £25
    Over 65s and Under 16s£18 / £15
    Under 13 (accompanied by adult)£10

    Cheaper tickets are restricted view. These will go on sale once our full view ticket allocation is sold.

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