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    ‘We will learn from our mistakes’

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    Motherwell lose out to Rangers

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    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

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    Previewing Motherwell v Rangers

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    ‘Chance to show how far we’ve come’

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    Richard Tait is Tullibardine player of the month

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    Motherwell to end 2018/19 at home

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    Need to Know: A look at Rangers

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    Setting the scene on Rangers

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    Story of the Match from Aberdeen

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    ‘We will learn from our mistakes’

    Stephen Robinson says individual errors cost Motherwell in their loss to Rangers, but says a young squad will be encouraged to continue to learn.

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    Motherwell lose out to Rangers

    Motherwell lose out to Rangers

    A Scott Arfield hat-trick earned Rangers the points and ended Motherwell’s attempt to make it six consecutive home wins.

    However, although the Ibrox side were comfortable winners in the end, Motherwell started the better side and contributed to their own downfall with some uncharacteristic defensive lapses.

    Motherwell were back along familiar lines, with Alex Gorrin replacing Carl McHugh in the middle of the park, and Mark Gillespie recovering from the leg knock which curtailed his involvement at Aberdeen in mid-week

    Rangers, still with an outside chance of overtaking Celtic at the top of the table, were determined not to drop any more points in their pursuit of the league title.

    Motherwell started on the front foot and the first opportunity to put the Gers’ defence under some pressure came after eight minutes. David Turnbull’s free kick caused some hesitation in the visitor’s box before Jake Hastie slashed the loose ball high over.

    With ‘Well retaining possession and forcing play towards Alan McGregor’s goal, Turnbull curled a couple of tempting corners across the face of the ‘keeper’s goal but with no takers.

    Then out of the blue and in their first threat on Gillespie’s goal Rangers nicked the opener after 21 minutes. Tom Aldred could only nudge Jermain Defoe’s pass into Arfield’s path who slammed the ball high past Gillespie and stun the home side.

    ‘Well had an immediate chance to level when Liam Grimshaw sent Hastie racing down the right only to see his low delivery across goal taken off the inrushing Gboly Ariyibi’s toes by James Tavernier.

    At the other end, Defoe twisted and turned to force in a shot which was easily held by Gillespie, fully recovered from his midweek leg injury.

    Hastie had another half chance blocked by Nikola Katic, before Rangers grabbed a killer second goal six minutes from half-time.

    The home side tried to play the ball out from Gillespie’s box. But when Charles Dunne fed the ball to Turnbull at the corner of the box he lost possession to Daniel Candeias.

    His quick pass released Arfield towards goal and the former Burnley man clipped it beyond the advancing Gillespie to leave ‘Well with an uphill task to recover the game in the second half.

    Stephen Robinson resisted the temptation to make any changes at the interval as his men looked to make a game of it in the second half.

    It took until 57th minute though to force a first save from McGregor who got down low to hold Hastie’s low drive after the teenager had stepped inside Flanagan.

    However, two minutes later the game was over and once again the goal was self inflicted. Gillespie played the ball out only for Gorrin to give away possession. Defoe unselfishly squared the ball to Arfield who had a simple task of sliding it past Gillespie to collect his hat-trick.

    After 64 minutes the ‘Well boss made a double substitution with Elliot Frear and Chirs Cadden replacing Main and Aryibi.

    Another bout of indecision in the home box almost gave Rangers a fourth but Gillespie brilliantly denied Defoe.

    At the other end McGregor was rarely threated and with 15 minutes remaining James Scott came on to lead the attack at the expense of Hastie.

    The 18 year-old striker immediately made his presence felt in the visitor’s box but his ball across goal was blocked. Then Scott couldn’t just stretch high enough in front of goal to meet Frear’s inviting cross.

    Although Motherwell tried to finish the game with a flourish, a couple of long shots from Alex Gorrin and Grimshaw which drifted off target summed up their day.

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    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

    Motherwell host Rangers on Sunday, 7 April, as the regular Ladbrokes Premiership season draws to its conclusion.

    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 12.30pm 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.

    Four of our five post-split games will be broadcast live on the service, with the exception of the trip to face Hamilton Academical on Saturday, 20 April.

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    Previewing Motherwell v Rangers

    Previewing Motherwell v Rangers

    Motherwell play host to Rangers at Fir Park on Sunday lunchtime.

    Here’s the match previewed. Kick off is at 12.30pm.

    What’s at stake

    Motherwell are playing for seventh spot, having been denied a top six finish following defeat at Aberdeen in midweek.

    Rangers meanwhile will be looking to grab a win to prolong the wait for Celtic’s inevitable title success, although the league leaders can’t clinch the trophy as a consequence of any result at Fir Park.

    The form guide

    Motherwell have won seven of their last 11 games, drawing one and losing three.

    The Steelmen are chasing the prospect of equalling a run of six consecutive home league wins, a feat which hasn’t been managed since 1975/76.

    Rangers, meanwhile, have won four in the same time period, drawing five and losing two.

    Team news

    Trevor Carson, Craig Tanner, Ross McCormack and Christian Mbulu remain sidelined. Carl McHugh is a doubt with a neck injury.

    Mark Gillespie will be given every opportunity to recover from a dead leg sustained in the midweek match at Aberdeen, but is a doubt for the game.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance. Our ticket office at Fir Park will be open Saturday 10am-1pm and Sunday from 10am until kick off at 12.30pm.

    Adult£28 / £21
    Over 60s / 16-18 year olds / students£19 / £17
    15 and under£3

    A family ticket for one adult and two children aged 15 and under is available for £32, or £25 in the John Hunter Stand.

    The cheaper price on all tickets is for our John Hunter Stand for home supporters.

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

    Away fans will be housed in the South Stand and should contact Rangers direct for tickets.

    Sitting in the John Hunter stand?

    We’re trialling extra entrances to get into our busy John Hunter stand.

    If the queue looks too big at the five turnstiles in operation, we’re also got turnstiles seven and eight in the Cooper Stand. You’ll then be able to enter the East Stand through our walkway as directed by steward.

    Watch it live

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

    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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    ‘Chance to show how far we’ve come’

    Stephen Robinson says Sunday’s visit of Rangers is a chance for his side to show how far they’ve progressed, having narrowly missed out on a top six finish.

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    Richard Tait is Tullibardine player of the month

    Richard Tait is Tullibardine player of the month

    Richard Tait is your Tullibardine Motherwell player of the month for March.

    The consistent defender, who also netted against St Johnstone, has been rewarded in the public vote.

    Tait was up against David Turnbull, Mark Gillespie and Tom Aldred for the fans to decide.

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    Motherwell to end 2018/19 at home

    Motherwell to end 2018/19 at home

    Motherwell’s final fixtures of the 2018/19 Ladbrokes Premiership will see us host three from five games at Fir Park.

    The Steelmen will end the season at home to Livingston on Saturday, 18 May. Kick off is at 12.30pm.

    The final away game of the campaign will come a week before, as we head to St Johnstone on Saturday, 11 May.

    Our final five games will be played as follows:

    Saturday, 20 April, 3pmHamilton (A)
    Saturday, 27 April, 3pmDundee (H)
    Saturday, 4 May, 3pmSt Mirren (H)
    Saturday, 11 May, 3pmSt Johnstone (A)
    Saturday, 18 May, 12.30pmLivingston (H)

    Tickets will be available shortly at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk.

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    Need to Know: A look at Rangers

    Need to Know: A look at Rangers

    Rangers pay their last visit of the 2018/19 season to Fir Park in a televised match on Sunday.

    Here’s a closer look at our opponents.

    Away form

    Rangers have had an up and down spell on the road in the league in 2019 so far.

    Three wins at Aberdeen, Hamilton and Livingston have been punctuated by a draw at Hibernian, and defeats at Celtic and Kilmarnock.

    Absentees

    Ryan Kent, Alfredo Morelos and Andy Halliday will all be absent through suspensions picked up as a result of last weekend’s Old Firm derby.

    Steven Gerrard will also watch the game from the stands, with the manager accepting a one-game ban for an incident after that match.

    Holding on against the inevitable

    It seems all but certain that Celtic will lift this year’s Scottish Premiership title, and so it all comes down to how quickly they do it.

    A victory for the leaders on Saturday against Livingston will leave Rangers needing to win at Fir Park a day later – or the title will be delivered to Celtic Park.

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    Setting the scene on Rangers

    Setting the scene on Rangers

    Rangers visit Fir Park on Sunday, as the final game of the regular Ladbrokes Premiership season takes place.

    Here’s an early look ahead to the match.

    What’s at stake

    Motherwell have six games now to secure seventh spot in the Ladbrokes Premiership, and to pick up the six points needed to surpass last season’s points tally.

    If Celtic win at home to Livingston on Saturday and then Rangers lose to Motherwell, the destination of the Premiership title will be secured and Celtic will be champions.

    Tale of the tape

    Rangers’ win over Hearts on Wednesday was their first in four league games, having drawn two and lost one in the Premiership previously.

    Motherwell have now won six of their last 10 league matches, with defeat to Aberdeen on Wednesday their third in six.

    Stephen Robinson’s men, however, have won their last five at home. A sixth victory on Sunday will be the first time since 1975/76 that six successive home league matches have been won by the Steelmen.

    Head to head

    Little needs to be said about the last visit to Ibrox, but the last game between the two sides at Fir Park was a six-goal thriller.

    Peter Hartley’s last-gasp equaliser was a deserved one for the hosts, as the game flew back and forth to a 3-3 draw.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Tickets must be purchased in advance. Our ticket office at Fir Park will be open on Thursday from 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm and Sunday from 10am until kick off at 12.30pm.

    Adult£28 / £21
    Over 60s / 16-18 year olds / students£19 / £17
    15 and under£3

    A family ticket for one adult and two children aged 15 and under is available for £32, or £25 in the John Hunter Stand.

    The cheaper price on all tickets is for our John Hunter Stand for home supporters.

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

    Away fans will be housed in the South Stand and should contact Rangers direct for tickets.

    Watch it live

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

    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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    Story of the Match from Aberdeen

    Our top six hopes rested on a challenging encounter at Pittodrie.

    This is the Story of the Match from the trip to face Aberdeen.