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  • First team

    Craig Tanner leaves Motherwell

  • First team

    Adam Livingstone loaned to Morton

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves beat Morton

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves host Morton at Broadwood

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat Hibernian

  • First team

    Barry Maguire added to Scotland Under 21s

  • First team

    Manager: We were well worth our win

  • First team

    Motherwell run out 3-0 winners over Hibernian

  • Club

    Drop by the Cooper Bar before the match

  • First team

    Games with Celtic and Rangers moved

  • First team

    Craig Tanner leaves Motherwell

    Craig Tanner leaves Motherwell

    Craig Tanner has left Motherwell after turning down an offer to extend his contract.

    The forward picked up a serious knee injury in March 2018, which ruled him out for almost 15 months.

    Although his initial contract was due to expire in June of this year, the club gave Craig a short-term extension over the summer to ensure his rehabilitation was fully complete.

    After playing a number of reserve matches recently, ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson was keen to extend that further until the end of the year. But he has chosen to seek a new contract elsewhere.

    “We are disappointed Craig has chosen to leave, but we respect his decision,” Robinson said.

    “It’s been a long road back to fitness for him and he’d done brilliantly well to get back onto the pitch and playing football again.

    “We were keen to continue that push for match sharpness. But Craig has decided he’d rather continue his career elsewhere and we wish him all the very best of luck.”

    Tanner leaves after netting nine times in 36 appearances during the 2017/18 season and was a crucial part of the side which reached both the Betfred Cup and Scottish Cup finals.

    “I would like to thank the gaffer, his coaching staff and of course the medical team for everything they have done for me,” said Tanner. “They have helped me through this difficult period on and off the pitch.

    “I would like to thank the fans for their continued support from the first day to the last.

    “You all have helped me stay positive through my injury and I couldn’t put into words how grateful I am for that.

    “You have made it a pleasure to be part of Motherwell FC. I wish everyone all the best for the rest of the season. Thanks for the memories.”

    Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to thank Craig for all his hard work and determination whilst at the club and wish him every success in his future career.

  • First team

    Adam Livingstone loaned to Morton

    Adam Livingstone loaned to Morton

    Adam Livingstone has joined Greenock Morton on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

    The 21-year-old left-back, who has made five appearances for Motherwell, heads to the Championship side in pursuit of regular first-team football.

    The club has the option to recall Adam from his loan in January.

    “Adam is a boy who I believe has very good attributes,” manager Stephen Robinson said of the move.

    “But he needs first team football and Morton will provide that at a good level.

    “We have had a lot of success in loaning out our younger players, such as Barry Maguire and Jake Hastie, who have benefitted.

    “We are hopeful Adam will gain valuable experience in a first team environment. It will help him develop further and offer something reserve football can’t.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves beat Morton

    Reserves beat Morton

    Motherwell’s reserve side made it back-to-back wins over Greenock Morton in a 2-0 victory on Monday.

    Jermaine Hylton and Findlay Cook got the goals for the Steelmen in the SPFL Reserve League, following on from the 4-1 win in the Reserve League Cup last week.

    Christy Manzinga featured as he continues his push towards the first team, having been sidelined with a hamstring injury prior to signing.

    Casper Sloth also featured at Broadwood, as he steps up his recovery.

    Hylton netted in the first half, receiving the pass from Dean Cornelius, fooling his marker with a stepover before firing home.

    Substitute Cook then got the second midway through the second half, with his shot from just inside the area being deflected over the goalkeeper and into the net.

    Motherwell: Morrison, Brown, Devine, Hussain, McDonald, Cornelius, Sloth, Kettings, MacIver, Hylton, Manzinga.

    Subs: Connolly, Starrs, Williamson, Muir, Cook.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves host Morton at Broadwood

    Reserves host Morton at Broadwood

    Motherwell’s reserves host Greenock Morton on Monday in the SPFL Reserve League.

    Christy Manzinga and Casper Sloth are expected to feature for Maurice Ross’ side, as they take on the Ton for the second week in a row.

    The young Steelmen were 4-1 winners at Cappielow in the Reserve League Cup last week.

    Kick off at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld is at 2pm.

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat Hibernian

    Sherwin Seedorf, Liam Donnelly and Jermaine Hylton all score as Motherwell head into the international break on a high with a home win over Hibs.

  • First team

    Barry Maguire added to Scotland Under 21s

    Barry Maguire added to Scotland Under 21s

    Barry Maguire has been added to the Scotland Under 21 squad for their forthcoming European Championship qualifiers.

    The Motherwell youngster joins his club team-mates Allan Campbell and James Scott in the selection.

    Scotland take on San Marino in Paisley on Thursday, 5 September at 7.30pm, before travelling to take on Croatia five days later.

    Maguire was last capped for his country in the summer, scoring for the Under 21s in a friendly with Sweden.

  • First team

    Manager: We were well worth our win

    “We were well worth our win and we arguably could have won by more goals. But we won’t get carried away.”

    Stephen Robinson speaks after the 3-0 win over Hibernian.

  • First team

    Motherwell run out 3-0 winners over Hibernian

    Motherwell run out 3-0 winners over Hibernian

    Motherwell emerged from a tight and entertaining game with a convincing 3-0 win over Hibernian.

    A screamer from Sherwin Seedorf midway through the first half was all that separated the sides at the end of a keenly contested first 45.

    But another penalty converted by Liam Donnelly, for his eighth of the season, and a terrific finish from Jermaine Hylton had the points well wrapped up before the final whistle.

    Stephen Robinson kept faith with the side which won convincingly at Hamilton, the only change being the return of Jake Carroll at left back with Charles Dunne moving to the bench. Richard Tait had also recovered from last week’s virus but the defender had to be content with a seat beside Dunne.

    It was a furious opening from both sides, and within 30 seconds Mark Gillespie was forced to dive and beat away a Florian Kamberi shot.

    A minute later a neat exchange between Christopher Long and James Scott at the edge of the box opened up the Hibs defence. But having created the space the former Blackpool striker’s side foot from 12 yards was blocked by Ofir Marciano’s outstretched boot.

    The Easter Road men had more of the ball and referee Steven McLean allowed them two opportunities to break the deadlock. Despite Liam Donnelly’s tug on Scott Allan, the visitor’s were given the advantage until Daryl Horgan’s shot was blocked inside the box.

    The ref then awarded Hibs the free kick. Stevie Mallan whipped the ball over the defensive wall and heading just inside the post until a superb one handed save from Gillespie pushed the ball behind.

    Liam Polworth, having recovered from an early knock then slid a superb pass behind Steven Whittaker and into Seedorf’s path but his drive from 18 yards was blocked.

    Then in the 22nd minute Hibs almost grabbed a controversial opener. A clear handball from Lewis Stevenson just outside his own box was undetected by the assistant referee. Play then raced down the pitch where Glenn Middleton’s angled drive forced another good stop from Gillespie.

    The ‘Well ‘keeper immediately sent play to the other end where Seedorf cut in from the left wing and from the corner of the box sent a sensational drive flying low across Marciano and into the corner of the Hibs’ net.

    In a highly open and entertaining first half play continued to race from end to end.

    The best chance came ‘Well’s way after 36 minutes. Scott, revelling in his role on the right, cut in and sent a cross field pass to Seedorf. When the Dutch winger cut the ball back from the byeline, Scott had continued his run to the corner of the six yard box, only to scoop his shot over the bar.

    Gillespie then made another crucial stop, blocking Kamberi’s powerful angled drive with his right boot.

    The Fir Park men finished the first half on the front foot and two successive inviting crosses from Carroll found Long and Scott with neither striker able to direct the ball towards goal.

    As the second half got underway, Hibs still looked threatening with some sublime passes from Scott Allan opening up the home defence.

    Motherwell’s build up play was equally impressive and slick passing involving Seedorf, Carroll and Long produced first corner of the half.

    When Polworth’s corner kick found Declan Gallagher towering beyond the back post, his downward header looked like a second goal for ‘Well until Marciano scooped it up and off his line. The ‘keeper was then relieved to watch Long react inside the packed six yard box only to nod the ball over the bar.

    Eight minutes later and Long passed up another great chance to extend the home side’s lead. Peter Hartley’s deflected pass played the striker onside but having time to pick his spot behind the helpless ‘keeper he allowed Marciano to stretch out a leg and force his shot over the bar.

    You suspected the Fir Park men might regret those missed opportunities to put the game beyond the Edinburgh side.

    In the 63rd minute Scott hurdled a couple of challenges as he galloped down the left but his intended lay back for Long found Seedorf running in front of his team mate and the chance was wasted.

    That was the last involvement for the tireless pair as they made way for Devante Cole and Jermaine Hylton in the 65th minute.

    The ‘Well winger was immediately involved when he was pulled to the ground by Whittaker as he made his way into the box. While the home fans screamed for a penalty the referee astonishingly awarded the free kick to Hibs.

    After 72 minutes Adam Jackson should have had the 1600 Hibs fans behind Gillespie’s goal on their feet celebrating an equaliser but his tame effort from 10 yards afforded the ‘Well ‘keeper a comfortable save.

    James Scott, now on the right, was still causing Hibs problems and his clever foot work in the corner after 78 miutes earned ‘Well another corner.

    Once agin Polworth found Gallagher’s head and when his goal bound effort clattered off Adam’s raised hand the ref immediately pointed to the penalty spot. Donnelly’s run up was short but decisive as he sent Marciano the wrong way and bag his fourth goal in three league games.

    Hylton then cheekily nutmegged Whittaker to find Cole who turned his marker only to see Marciano’s boot deny him his first goal.

    The ‘Well defence with Gallagher and Hartley in particular stood tall and strong to any kind of fightback from the visitor’s.

    However, any doubts the points were staying at Fir Park were erased four minutes from time with a wonderful solo effort from Hylton. An electric burst of pace took the former Solihull Moors winger inside Horgan before he unleashed a thundering drive which Marciano couldn’t prevent from screeching high into his net.

    The Hibs ‘keeper was shaping up as the visitor’s man of the match when he produced another flying save in the dying minutes to turn away another effort from Cole as ‘Well ran out comprehensive winners.

  • Club

    Drop by the Cooper Bar before the match

    Drop by the Cooper Bar before the match

    Have a drink and something to eat in our Cooper Bar before Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match with Hibernian.

    We’re open from 11:30am on the first floor of our Cooper stand. Fans of both clubs are welcome to join us.

    In addition to the food and drink on offer, we’ve also got a face painter in attendance and games for the kids, as well as appearances from Steelman and a first team player, as we build up to kick off.

  • First team

    Games with Celtic and Rangers moved

    Games with Celtic and Rangers moved

    Motherwell’s scheduled fixtures with Celtic and Rangers in the remainder of 2019 will all be rescheduled.

    The Steelmen were due to travel to Ibrox on Saturday, 26 October and to Celtic Park on Saturday, 9 November.

    Rangers were also pencilled to visit Fir Park on Saturday, 14 December.

    As a result of Celtic and Rangers’ involvement in the UEFA Europa League, all three fixtures will now be played on the Sunday.

    Kick off times for the games are currently set at 3pm. They may be subject to change, if games are selected for television at a later date.

    Motherwell’s rearranged fixtures
    FixtureOriginal dateNew date
    Rangers v MotherwellSaturday, 26 OctoberSunday, 27 October
    Celtic v MotherwellSaturday, 9 NovemberSunday, 10 November
    Motherwell v RangersSaturday, 14 DecemberSunday, 15 December