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  • Club

    Paycare extend partnership

  • First team

    Buy tickets at Palmerston before entering

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    David Devine signs new Motherwell deal

  • First team

    Sherwin Seedorf signs for Motherwell

  • First team

    Queen of the South first for Motherwell

  • First team

    ‘Well put three past Darlington

  • First team

    Celtic kick-off time changed

  • First team

    Darlington provide final pre-season test

  • First team

    Motherwell hit seven at Gretna

  • First team

    Devante Cole is signing number seven

  • Club

    Paycare extend partnership

    Paycare extend partnership

    Motherwell Football Club is delighted to announce the extension of its partnership with English-based health cash plan provider Paycare.

    Paycare are a leading not-for-profit organisation which provides cashback on everyday healthcare costs, as well as wider mental, financial and physical support.

    Having been the club’s shorts sponsor last campaign, they have now signed up to become a back of shirt partner for 2019/20 and 2020/21, as well as continuing as our health and wellbeing partner.

    “We are really delighted to be able to not only extend our sponsorship of the ‘Well but enhance it to become a back of shirt partner,” Kevin Rogers, chief executive of Paycare, said.

    “We always enter into partnerships with a long-term view and our first year with this amazing club has been an absolute pleasure.

    “We have met some fantastic people, both fans and staff, within the club. I am really pleased that we have managed to encourage an ever-growing number of Steelmen fans south of the border.

    “As the Scottish Premiership’s only fully fan-owned club, paired with its community ethos, works perfectly with our drive to make a positive difference to the communities that we serve. Our ongoing partnership was an easy decision to make.”

    Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, added: “We’re delighted to be expanding our partnership with Paycare to see them become a back of shirt partner.

    “Paycare share our ambitions and values, and we’ve already enjoyed a lot of success since our partnership began in 2018.

    “We look forward to building on our special relationship and thank them very much for their continued support.”

    Paycare dates back to 1874 in Wolverhampton and was set up by the foremen of some of the city’s largest factories in a bid to protect their employees from crippling medical bills, and growing to become a leading provider in the UK.

    It works with families, businesses and individuals to provide cashback on services from physiotherapy, reflexology and chiropody, to optical, dental, and vaccinations.

    Also available is wider inclusive support such as a confidential counselling and support service, GP 24/7 app, Paycare Perks – an exclusive online discount platform – and Paycare Partners, which is a dedicated signposting service.

    As a not-for-profit, Paycare has shared over £2.2m to-date with charities, causes and initiatives UK-wide by donating every spare penny not spent on enhancing its services to policyholders – seeing its stakeholders making a positive difference to their local communities.

  • First team

    Buy tickets at Palmerston before entering

    Buy tickets at Palmerston before entering

    Motherwell supporters are required to buy a ticket at Queen of the South before entering the ground on Saturday.

    Tickets are available from the Arena at Palmerston Park from 12.30pm, with cash and card payments available. Tickets cost £12 for adults and £6 for concessions.

    Alternatively, tickets can be bought from the ticket office in the BDS Digital Stand, where we will be situated. This is open from 1.30pm and is cash only.

    BDS Digital (East) Stand sections six to eight have been set aside for Motherwell fans. Turnstiles three and four will be in use, and open from 2.15 pm. Separate catering outlets and toilets will be available for use.

    Other important information

    Car parking is available in the Arena car park. Alternatively there are plenty of other on and off street parking bays available around the stadium.

    All bags will be searched and spectators presenting themselves for entry may also be subject to search. Spectators who refuse to be searched by stewards will be denied entry to the ground.

    Wheelchair access for away supporters is on the south side of BDS Digital stand. There is a lay-by on King Street for vehicles to drop their passengers for flat access to the ground. Disabled parking is available on the north side of the BDS Digital Stand or at the Arena car park. The cost of entry of one personal assistant is included in the price of the concession ticket.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    David Devine signs new Motherwell deal

    David Devine signs new Motherwell deal

    David Devine has added another year onto his Motherwell contract.

    The young central defender had a meteoric rise after signing professional terms in January, culminating in his Ladbrokes Premiership debut against Livingston just four months later.

    The 18-year-old has also featured prominently in ‘Well’s pre-season matches this summer, appearing in every fixture so far.

    His new deal will expire in June 2021.

    “We are pleased David has agreed to extend his deal with the club,” ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson said.

    “He has progressed at an impressive rate since joining up with the group in January and we think he could have a bright future in the game.

    “Crucially, David together with his representatives and his family recognise the importance of a pathway to the first team and he has that here at Motherwell.”

  • First team

    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.”

  • First team

    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.

  • First team

    ‘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).

  • First team

    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.

  • First team

    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

     

  • First team

    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.

  • First team

    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.”