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  • First team

    Motherwell trio in Scotland Under 21 squad

  • First team

    Next up: St Johnstone

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves take on Dunfermline

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Ross County

  • First team

    Manager: We should have won

  • First team

    Motherwell lose against Ross County

  • Women

    Motherwell claim late win at Forfar Farmington

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Cowdenbeath take PJ Morrison on emergency loan

  • First team

    Motherwell v Ross County live stream available

  • First team

    Manager: We have to keep working hard

  • First team

    Motherwell trio in Scotland Under 21 squad

    Motherwell trio in Scotland Under 21 squad

    Allan Campbell, Barry Maguire and James Scott have been called into the Scotland Under 21 squad for their forthcoming double header.

    The Motherwell trio, who all featured for their country in the last international break, are in Scot Gemmill’s selection for the matches with Lithuania and Czech Republic.

    Scotland sit joint top of their 2021 UEFA European Under 21 qualifying group, having won their opening two matches against San Marino and Croatia.

    They host Lithuania at Tynecastle Park on 10 October, before travelling to Uherske Hradiste to take on Czech Republic four days later.

  • First team

    Next up: St Johnstone

    Next up: St Johnstone

    A first trip to Perth in the 2019/20 season comes on Saturday, as Motherwell travel to face St Johnstone.

    Stephen Robinson’s men are looking to bounce back from a disappointing end to a three-game winning run on Saturday, and go to a notoriously difficult venue to take on Tommy Wright’s side.

    Kick off at McDiarmid Park on Saturday is at 3pm.

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell’s 2-1 defeat to Ross County ended a three-game run of wins, which had come against Hamilton, Hibernian and Hearts.

    Despite defeat, the Steelmen sit fourth in the Ladbrokes Premiership table with six games played, having won three, drawn one and lost two.

    St Johnstone’s 4-0 loss to Rangers on Sunday, paired with results elsewhere, means they are the league’s bottom club going into the weekend.

    The Saints have drawn three and lost three of their six league games so far, scoring five and conceding 17.

    They also endured a difficult League Cup campaign, losing to Montrose, Ross County and Forfar Athletic. A sole victory came against Brechin City, as they were eliminated at the group stage.

    Head to head

    Motherwell and St Johnstone met twice at McDiarmid Park in the 2018/19 campaign, with both sides claiming a win apiece.

    The Saints won the most recent encounter back in May, with Scott Tanser and Murray Davidson netting in a 2-0 win.

    Previously, Tom Aldred and Danny Johnson’s early double did the damage in a 2-1 victory for Motherwell in December.

    Ticket information

    Tickets are available online directly from St Johnstone, from our Motherwell ticket website or from the Fir Park ticket office. You can also pay at the gate.

    Supporters will be in the north end of the west stand.

    Adult£24
    Over 65s£14
    17-18s£13
    13-16s£10
    Under 13s*Free

    *Tickets are free of charge with any full paying adult or over 65 ticket, restricted to a maximum of two per adult/senior ticket.

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

    Can’t make it? Watch or listen live

    If you’re outside the UK/Ireland, you can watch St Johnstone v Motherwell and the majority of our Ladbrokes Premiership games this season on our live streaming service.

    Priced at £12 a month, just head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk to subscribe.

    Wherever you are, there’s also live audio commentary available on our streaming service for £5.99 a month.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves take on Dunfermline

    Reserves take on Dunfermline

    Motherwell take on Dunfermline Athletic on Monday afternoon in the SPFL Reserve League Cup.

    Maurice Ross’ side already have a victory in the competition this season, winning their first group match 4-1 against Greenock Morton.

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

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Ross County

    Brian Graham and Ross Stewart scored as Ross County came from behind, cancelling out Allan Campbell’s goal, to beat Motherwell 2-1.

  • First team

    Manager: We should have won

    “We should have won. Make no mistake. We just didn’t manage the game well enough.”

    Stephen Robinson speaks after the 2-1 loss to Ross County.

  • First team

    Motherwell lose against Ross County

    Motherwell lose against Ross County

    Motherwell gave up a one-goal advantage to lose out 2-1 at home to Ross County.

    The Steelmen had the chance to go second in the Premiership and looked to be in control, after Allan Campbell’s goal on the hour mark put them ahead.

    But goals from Brian Graham and Ross Stewart, sandwiched by Jake Carroll’s dismissal for two bookings in quick succession near the end, sent the Staggies back home with all three points.

    Motherwell named an unchanged starting team from the side which won at Tynecastle last weekend, as they went in search of a fourth successive win.

    A first half of chances for both teams, but largely controlled by the hosts, was notable only for a controversially-disallowed headed goal from Declan Gallagher.

    Referee Alan Muir ruled that the defender had knocked his marker off the ball in challenging in the air, and blew the whistle as the ball made the way into the net.

    Motherwell flew out the traps in the second half and deservedly took the lead with 15 minutes of the match played.

    Devante Cole’s ingenuity led to a passage of play which saw the ball laid off to Campbell on the edge of the area. The midfielder saw the opening, and placed the ball brilliantly into the bottom left corner of the net.

    Motherwell went in for the kill, with James Scott and Sherwin Seedorf having opportunities but failing to double the advantage.

    The introduction of Brian Graham in the 72nd minute suddenly swung the match. Within three minutes, Michael Gardyne’s reverse pass found the substitute in acres of space on the left, and time to place the ball past Gillespie and into the net.

    Minutes later, defender Carroll’s two yellow cards in two minutes suddenly made the job for Motherwell to get back in it all the more difficult, and the visitors made their numerical advantage count in the dying minutes.

    Richard Foster’s cross from the left eluded everyone bar Stewart at the far post, who headed the ball into the ground and into the net.

  • Women

    Motherwell claim late win at Forfar Farmington

    Motherwell claim late win at Forfar Farmington

    Kerry Montgomery’s late penalty gave Motherwell a deserved 1-0 win at Forfar Farmington on Friday night.

    The captain’s spot kick, after substitute Lori Gardner was felled in the box, came in a match controlled in large part by the women of steel.

    Victory lifts Donald Jennow’s side to fourth in SWPL1, leapfrogging Spartans and Rangers at least temporarily until Sunday’s fixtures.

    Knowing the win could lift them up the league, Motherwell had plenty possession at Station Park and had chances to take home a more convincing scoreline.

    Nevertheless, the assured performance marked the fifth straight win for the team in claret and amber, who are now also unbeaten in all six games since returning from the summer break.

    “Forfar were organised and made us work for it,” head coach Donald Jennow said.

    “We were a bit wasteful when we got chances near their goal, but we were still worth the win.

    “We will continue to make sure we work hard and continue to improve. It’s great to be in fourth spot, and our main priority is staying above the two teams below us now.”

    Motherwell: Hunter, Knox, Callaghan, Rolph, Rafferty, Rice, Montgomery, Doran-Barr, McEachran, Adams, Cairney.

    Subs: Vincenti, Gardner, Crooks, Roberts, Arbuckle. Otto, Munro.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Cowdenbeath take PJ Morrison on emergency loan

    Cowdenbeath take PJ Morrison on emergency loan

    PJ Morrison has been loaned to Cowdenbeath for one week on an emergency loan.

    The goalkeeper will join the League Two side after injuries in the Blue Brazil’s current squad.

    Cowdenbeath, who have won three on the bounce, travel to face Queen’s Park on Saturday.

  • First team

    Motherwell v Ross County live stream available

    Motherwell v Ross County live stream available

    Can’t make it to Fir Park on Saturday for Motherwell v Ross County?

    We’ve a live stream of the match available to viewers outside of the UK and Ireland for just £12 a month.

    To subscribe and get all Motherwell home matches – and the majority of away games – head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk now and sign up.

    If you’re in the UK or Ireland and can’t make it, don’t worry. We’ve also got live audio commentary of the match for just £5.99 a month.

    Head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk to sign up. Just choose the UK/Ireland commentary option.

    2019/20 Motherwell streaming service matches

    DateMatchService available
    21 September 2019Motherwell v Ross CountyLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    28 September 2019St Johnstone v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    5 October 2019Motherwell v St MirrenLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    19 October 2019Motherwell v AberdeenLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    27 October 2019Rangers v MotherwellLive audio only
    30 October 2019Motherwell v KilmarnockLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    2 November 2019Motherwell v LivingstonLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    10 November 2019Celtic v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    23 November 2019Hibernian v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    30 November 2019Motherwell v St JohnstoneLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    4 December 2019St Mirren v MotherwellLive audio only
    7 December 2019Motherwell v HeartsLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    15 December 2019Motherwell v RangersLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    21 December 2019Kilmarnock v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    26 December 2019Ross County v MotherwellLive audio only
    29 December 2019Motherwell v HamiltonLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    22 January 2020Aberdeen v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    25 January 2020Motherwell v HibernianLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    1 February 2020Livingston v MotherwellLive audio only
    5 February 2020Motherwell v CelticLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    12 February 2020St Johnstone v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    15 February 2020Motherwell v St MirrenLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    22 February 2020Hamilton v MotherwellLive audio only
    4 March 2020Motherwell v Ross CountyLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    7 March 2020Hearts v MotherwellLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    14 March 2020Motherwell v AberdeenLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    21 March 2020Motherwell v KilmarnockLive video outside UK/Ireland, audio to all
    4 April 2020Rangers v MotherwellLive audio only

     

  • First team

    Manager: We have to keep working hard

    Stephen Robinson is warning his side against complacency when Ross County come calling in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday.

    Motherwell are in buoyant mood after three wins against difficult opponents.

    But the manager says the squad will be made well aware of the need to display the same battling qualities to stand an chance of making it four successive victories.

    On guarding against complacency

    “It’s just the start of the season. We’ve started well. But we can’t turn up expecting to just win football matches.

    “We had to work very hard for our win against Hearts. In the first 20 minutes it was scrappy and we had to fight before we played any football. And the same in the last 15 minutes where they put us under a lot of pressure. It’s going to be the same on Saturday.

    “Ross County had a good result last week. I have a lot of admiration for the two coaches and for Roy MacGregor. I think they’ve done really well.

    “They gave us a lesson last year at Christmas time that if you turn up and don’t perform they’ve got a lot of players that will punish you. And I think they’ve improved since then as well.”

    On Ross County

    “They are a dangerous side. They are well drilled. I think Stuart Kettlewell and Steven Ferguson have got the boys playing very well.

    “We always have good conversations coaching-wise when we speak to each other. So there’s a lot of mutual respect there. Believe me, we will be well prepared for it. We have to be.

    “I’ve worked with Billy McKay. I know he’s a threat in and around the box. The big boy [Ross] Stewart… if they play him out wide, they’ll hit diagonal balls onto him. And Michael Gardyne has been there and done that, and is very experienced.

    “The front three cause a lot of problems. They’ve got good footballers in midfield. Technically very good. So we have to be at our very best.

    “We can’t be judged on beating Hearts or Hibs. This is where we get judged. We have to make sure we try and get the three points against Ross County.”

    On Charles Dunne’s injury

    “Charles [Dunne] we are still waiting for. He’s going to see a specialist on Monday. So I can’t give you an indication of how long that will be.

    “We think it will be a little while but I wouldn’t like to put a timescale on it before he sees the specialist on Monday. So we will probably have an update then.”

    On other returning players

    “Christy Manzinga got another 70 minutes. Bevis Mugabi got 60 in the reserves.

    “Maybe both need another reserve game to put them right into contention. But they are getting there and there’s a lot of competition for places.”