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    Sherwin Seedorf signs for Motherwell

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    Queen of the South first for Motherwell

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    ‘Well put three past Darlington

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    Celtic kick-off time changed

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    Darlington provide final pre-season test

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    Motherwell hit seven at Gretna

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    Devante Cole is signing number seven

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    Gretna next up for Motherwell

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    Win for ‘Well at Linfield

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    Launching the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame

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    Sherwin Seedorf signs for Motherwell

    Sherwin Seedorf signs for Motherwell

    Motherwell’s eighth signing of the summer is Dutch winger Sherwin Seedorf.

    The 21-year-old arrives from English Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on a two-year deal. He will wear the number 11 shirt this term.

    Seedorf, who has a distant family tie to Netherlands icon Clarence, played youth football for Excelsior, NAC Breda and Feyenoord before moving to Molineux in 2017.

    After a year with Wolves’ Under 23s team, he spent time on loan in 2018/19 at both Bradford City in the EFL League One and, latterly, with Wolves’ affiliate club FC Jumilla in the Spanish Segunda División.

    “Sherwin has a lot of raw attributes that make for an exciting prospect,” ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson said of the latest acquisition.

    “He’s very quick, he’s direct and likes to take players on in the final third.

    “He has also shown a willingness and a maturity to get out on loan, play games and develop himself.

    “He is at a good place to learn more, develop and make an impact on the first team.”

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    Queen of the South first for Motherwell

    Queen of the South first for Motherwell

    Motherwell make the trip to Dumfries on Saturday to open the 2019/20 Betfred Cup group stage campaign.

    Queen of the South play host in the first of four matches in July, with Greenock Morton, Dumbarton and Annan Athletic also lying in wait.

    Ticket prices for all matches are set at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions. Supporters can pay at the gate at Palmerston Park. Kick off is at 3pm.

    Tale of the tape

    The Steelmen have played four pre-season games in preparation for the cup competition, taking on Crusaders, Linfield, Gretna and Darlington.

    After a narrow loss in the first game, Stephen Robinson’s side have racked up 13 goals without conceding in the following three matches.

    Queen of the South defeated East Fife 2-1 in a friendly last week, with the Championship side netting through Stephen Dobbie and Scott Mercer. They then won a closed doors friendly with Clyde at the weekend 3-1.

    The two sides met at the same stage of the Betfred Cup last season, with Conor Sammon netting twice in a 2-0 win for the ‘Well at Fir Park.

    Team news

    Liam Polworth will be suspended for the match, owing to a red card for Inverness CT towards the end of the 2018/19 season.

    David Turnbull and Craig Tanner are out due to injury.

    Important travel information

    If you’re planning on getting the train to the game, please note that a replacement bus service is running between Kilmarnock and Dumfries. This may add significant time to your journey.

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    ‘Well put three past Darlington

    ‘Well put three past Darlington

    Motherwell wrapped up their pre-season preparations with a 3-0 victory at Darlington.

    First half goals from Christopher Long and Liam Donnelly, followed by Jamie Semple’s free kick late on, sealed the win at Blackwell Meadows.

    With Queen of the South in the Betfred Cup looming next Saturday, a strong Steelmen side started in the north east of England.

    Their hosts were fairly settled early on, keeping a pacy visiting front three at bay and looking to build through midfield.

    Darlo’s resistance was broken with five minutes left in the half. Declan Gallagher saw his netbound header from a corner cleared off the line, and Long was on hand instinctively to fire home.

    Just before the break, it was two. From Campbell’s cutback, Donnelly fired into the net from 25 yards, taking a nick on the way through to the top corner.

    A raft of second half changes saw the game struggle to find much rhythm but Motherwell were largely untroubled, before Semple stepped up at the death to drill home a free kick from 20 yards.

    Motherwell: Gillespie, Tait (Grimshaw), Gallagher (Devine), Hartley (Dunne), Carroll (Livingstone), Donnelly (Maguire), Campbell (Sloth), Polworth (Semple), Hylton (Trialist), Long (Johnson), Cole (Scott).

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    Celtic kick-off time changed

    Celtic kick-off time changed

    Our Ladbrokes Premiership match with Celtic on Saturday, 10 August will now kick off at 12pm.

    The match, originally due to be played at 3pm at Fir Park, will be shown live on Sky Sports.

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    Darlington provide final pre-season test

    Darlington provide final pre-season test

    The final pre-season match of the 2019/20 comes at Darlington on Saturday.

    Stephen Robinson’s men return to Blackwell Meadows for the second successive year, as the clock ticks down to the season opener in the Betfred Cup at Queen of the South the following week.

    Kick off is at 2pm. Fans can pay at the gate. Cash and contactless payment is available at the turnstiles.

    Adults£10
    Over 63s / 18-21s / Students / Disabled / Forces£8
    11-17 year olds£5
    Under 11sFree of charge

     

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    Motherwell hit seven at Gretna

    Motherwell hit seven at Gretna

    Motherwell racked up seven goals in a friendly win at Gretna on Tuesday night.

    Danny Johnson grabbed a hat-trick for the visitors, with further goals coming from Jermaine Hylton, Richard Tait, Barry Maguire and a trialist.

    Despite the size of the scoreline, the Lowland League side made life difficult in the first half, frustrating Stephen Robinson’s side and keeping them a distance from their goal.

    That resistance broke just before the interval, however. Hylton was first to net, latching onto a through ball down the left, before rounding the goalkeeper and steering home from close range.

    Within a minute, it was 2-0. Johnson, on as a first-half substitute, capitalised on a goalkeeper error to lob the ball into an empty net from the edge of the box.

    After a raft of changes at the break, Motherwell stepped things up.

    Tait played a one-two down the left with Allan Campbell, before surging into the box and firing home with his left foot.

    Straight away after, Johnson had his second, battling to get the ball away from the ‘keeper after he failed to clear, then stroking the ball into the net.

    With 65 minutes gone, it was five. Hylton’s cut inside from the left led to a shot crashing against the crossbar, and Maguire reacted quickest to prod it home.

    The biggest cheer of the night fell to the goal from the Motherwell trialist. From Tait’s cross from the right with 10 to go, he timed his run to perfection to score an overhead kick at pace from 15 yards.

    Johnson then nabbed his hat-trick as the game wore to a close, brilliantly steering home on his left foot after the trialist’s bursting run down the left.

    Motherwell first half: Carson, Grimshaw, Gallagher, Hartley, Carroll, Donnelly, Sloth, Polworth, Hylton, Long (Johnson), Scott.

    Motherwell second half: Carson, Tait, Devine, Dunne, Livingston, Maguire, Campbell, McAlear, Hylton (Cole), Trialist, Johnson.

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    Devante Cole is signing number seven

    Devante Cole is signing number seven

    Wigan Athletic forward Devante Cole is Motherwell’s seventh addition of the summer.

    The 24-year-old has penned an an initial six-month loan from the Latics and joined up with his new teammates for training on Tuesday morning.

    A product of Manchester City’s academy and son of former Manchester United and England striker Andrew Cole, Devante has hit an impressive 40 goals in 103 career starts for the likes of Barnsley, MK Dons, Burton and most potently with Fleetwood Town.

    “I’m looking forward to getting started at Motherwell,” said Cole, who will wear the number 44 shirt.

    “The manager has told me that he’s looking for pace, creativity and goals in the forward areas, and I’m hoping to bring that to the team.”

    Cole can play as the main striker or either side of a front three, and ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson is looking forward to working with his latest recruit.

    “Devante is one we’ve been tracking for quite some time, so we’re really pleased to have got it over the line,” he said.

    “He’s quick and his stats prove he is a natural finisher. Crucially, he’s also adept and playing wider and some of his best and most productive football has came from the flanks.

    “He also scores all types of goals and we hope he adds real firepower to the top end of the pitch.”

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    Gretna next up for Motherwell

    Gretna next up for Motherwell

    Gretna will provide the third test of pre-season for Motherwell on Tuesday night.

    The Lowland League side, managed by former ‘Well hero Chris Humphrey in his first game in charge, will welcome the Steelmen to Raydale Park. Kick off is at 7.15pm.

    Crusaders and Linfield have provided the opposition so far for Stephen Robinson’s team, with a 3-0 win on Saturday against Linfield ending a week’s training camp in Northern Ireland.

    Entry is £5 for adults, with free entry for children when accompanied by a paying adult.

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    Win for ‘Well at Linfield

    Christopher Long, Peter Hartley and Jake Carroll all scored as Motherwell ended their 2019 trip to Northern Ireland with a 3-0 victory over Linfield.

    Stephen Robinson again made full use of his travelling party, giving minutes to the majority of the squad across the match at Windsor Park.

    Both teams felt their way into the match before the visitors took control, with their deserved opener coming on the half hour mark.

    Good pressing led to a Linfield defender misjudging the weight of his back pass, allowing Long to run in on goal.

    Taking time to round the goalkeeper and pick his spot, the forward stroked the ball home to open the scoring.

    A raft of half-time changes then led to two substitutes getting on the scoresheet.

    Hartley was the first, heading home at the near post with two minutes on the second half clock. Liam Polworth’s free kick from the byline was powered home by the captain.

    Then, with 65 minutes gone, Carroll got in on the act with a brilliant free kick which he curled over the wall from 20 yards and into the top corner.

    Next up for Motherwell is a trip to Gretna on Tuesday night.

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    Launching the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame

    Launching the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame

    We’re launching the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame.

    Our first four inductees will be announced at a dinner at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel on Saturday, 23 November.

    Hosted by Tam Cowan, tickets for the event are now on sale online. Adult tickets are £45, with kids tickets £22.

    You’ll soon be able to vote for the first players you want to see inducted into the Hall of Fame. Voting details will be announced shortly.