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  • First team

    ‘Aberdeen are a real test for us’

  • Women

    ‘Well lose seven-goal thriller at Rangers

  • First team

    Motherwell v Aberdeen live stream available

  • Women

    SWPL1 action at Rangers on Wednesday

  • First team

    Declan Gallagher is Tullibardine player of the month

  • First team

    Rangers tickets now available

  • First team

    Next up: Aberdeen

  • First team

    Duo feature for Scotland Under 21s

  • Club

    2019/20 Flexi Tickets on sale now

  • First team

    Internationals in action on Sunday and Monday

  • First team

    ‘Aberdeen are a real test for us’

    Stephen Robinson spoke to the broadcast media on Friday, ahead of the clash with Aberdeen at Fir Park.

    The Motherwell boss talked about the international break, Declan Gallagher’s form and the challenge Aberdeen will pose.

    On the international break

    “I think that it was seven or eight [players] away, which is hard to work with at times.

    “But we’ve got so many good young players at the club. It gives them a chance to be up with the first team and you know, you’re starting to get to know the boys that are 15 and 16 and that are in on day release from school as well.

    “And they are training with people like Peter Hartley, you know, so it’s real experience for them. So, yeah, yu can’t do loads of tactical work, but you can certainly bring the club together.”

    On Declan Gallagher’s call-up for Scotland

    “Really pleased for him. I think he thoroughly deserved it.

    “He’s been a real standout performer for us this season and he’s worked very very hard. You know, he’s come in and he’s improved and I think he’s got better and better with each game.

    “He’s taken more and more responsibility and he’s becoming a complete player at our level so he’s got his just rewards.

    “He didn’t get game time, but that’s just the start. You know, he’s got his call-up. And what he has to do is keep working harder, keep improving and he will be on Steve’s radar.

    On the form so far

    “I think we’ve got a driven squad of players. We are very young and very much a work in progress.

    “We won’t get too carried away with what we’ve done. It’s eight games into the season.

    “We’ve started well. I think we can continue to improve, you know, if we can put a full 90 minutes of the quality that we seen against St Mirren, we will be a decent side. But we are yet to do that, so we’re still trying to achieve that.

    “I think Aberdeen are a very good side. They’ve got a very good coaching staff in Derek and Tony as well.

    “It’s third versus fourth at the moment. It’s only eight games as I said, the league table doesn’t matter too much at the moment, but it’s a test for us. A real test for us.

    “We’ve been very good lately and you know, we’ll have the rise to that occasion again and match the physical element Aberdeen bring with it as well, and then try and take the game to them.

    “I don’t think it’s just Aberdeen we have to beat. A win for us at this stage of the season, and to stay up in the top regions of the league, is vitally important for us. But I won’t read too much into it all of a sudden we if we manage to beat Aberdeen and then say ‘we’re definitely going to finish third’.

    “That’s not the way we look at it. We try and build each week, each game try and keep improving.”

    On injuries in the camp

    “We’ve got a couple of knocks and bruises, which is always a danger when you run with such a small squad that we have.

    “Mark O’Hara and Jake Carroll both are maybe struggling a little bit for tomorrow. It may come again too soon for them. They picked up little niggles during the international break.

    “Obviously Charles Dunne, David Turnbull, David Devine are the long-term injuries, and Liam Donnelly is suspended. So we’re down to the bare bones, so to speak, and everyone will be utilised in the squad tomorrow.

    On competition for places

    “I genuinely believe there’s still a lot more to come, especially from our forward players.

    “I think probably for the first time this week, I could probably start both wide players if I chose to.

    “Obviously James Scott playing in that area of the pitch scored a wonder goal the other week. So now I’ve got real competition.

    “I think before that I could only start either Sherwin or Jermaine, because I didn’t think they could give me 90 minutes.

    “Now I think we’re getting to that stage and we’ve used the international break really well to get to that stage. So we’ve got some difficult team selections now to come.”

  • Women

    ‘Well lose seven-goal thriller at Rangers

    ‘Well lose seven-goal thriller at Rangers

    Motherwell were made to pay for an off-colour performance as they slumped to a 4-3 defeat against Rangers on Wednesday night in SWPL1.

    Looking to bounce back from defeat in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup semi-final to Hibernian at the weekend, the women of steel headed to the Rangers Training Centre knowing a win would keep up the pressure on the side they’re chasing in fourth spot.

    The opening spell of the game saw the hosts have all the ball. The first effort from Motherwell came from captain Georgie Rafferty, as her free-kick was held by Nicolson in goals.

    Inevitably, Rangers broke the deadlock on 25 minutes. Napier tapped in at the back post after she found herself free in the box.

    Motherwell were camped in their own half, with Morgan Hunter making two fine diving saves to keep the ball out of the net.

    Just before the break, Rangers’ lead was doubled when Boyce blasted the ball into the net, Hunter’s previous block only pushing the ball into the path of the on-rushing forward.

    The second half saw Brown sent off for the hosts after an altercation with Lauren Doran-Barr on the hour mark, and it gave the visitors a way back into the game. Rachel Connor scored on her debut just after, as she raced through on goal to place the ball into the far corner.

    But Gregory Vignal’s side managed to extend their lead further on 67 minutes. Bourma put the home side back in the driving seat, working her way through the defence and finishing well in to the far corner to put Rangers 3-1 up.

    In a match filled with defensive errors, Abby Callaghan found herself one-on-one with Nicolson and she calmly finished with 15 minutes to go to give the women of a steel a chance of taking a point.

    But, in the 82nd minute, Brownlie floated in an excellent cross on the counter-attack that was headed home by Gemmell to make it 4-2 and seal the points.

    Callaghan was sent through on goal in the last few seconds, slotting home to make it 4-3 as she scored her third in a week, but it was too little, too late for Motherwell.

    Head coach Donald Jennow admitted his side’s display wasn’t what he had come to expect.

    “To be honest, it just wasn’t good enough,” he said. “For everyone involved, it wasn’t anywhere near the standards we set as a group.

    “We didn’t work as hard as them, we sat far too deep. Ultimately, we didn’t do ourselves justice today.”

    The ‘Well boss however did take positives from a debut goal from Rachel Connor and a brace for Abby Callaghan.

    “It was good for both on a personal level, it is good to have you forward scoring and Abby is doing that at the moment,” he added.

    “We now need to focus on Sunday and the trip to face Celtic, who have been tough opponents this season.”

    Motherwell: Hunter, Roberts, Rafferty, Rolph, Doran-Barr, Connor, Adams, Cairney, McEachran, Gardner, Callaghan.

    Subs: Vincenti, Otto, Munro, Montgomery, Inglis, Fyfe.

  • First team

    Motherwell v Aberdeen live stream available

    Motherwell v Aberdeen live stream available

    There’s live video and audio available from Motherwell v Aberdeen on Saturday.

    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
    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

  • Women

    SWPL1 action at Rangers on Wednesday

    SWPL1 action at Rangers on Wednesday

    Motherwell travel to take on Rangers in SWPL1 on Wednesday evening.

    The game at Rangers’ training ground kicks off at 8pm. Entry is £5 for adults, £3 for concessions and free entry for Under 12s.

    The form guide

    Defeat to Hibernian in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup semi-final at the weekend made it back-to-back defeats against the Edinburgh club, having also lost 2-0 on league duty last time out.

    That said, the women of steel started the second half of the season in scintillating form, winning five and drawing one.

    Rangers also exited the Scottish Cup on Sunday, at the hands of Glasgow City.

    Gregory Vignal’s team have had mixed results since returning from the summer break, winning five and losing four.

    Head to head

    A 3-3 draw in the last league outing between the two sides came at Ravenscraig back in April.

    For the two sides, it’s about the battle for fourth spot. Motherwell sit four points behind Rangers in fifth, and know a win will go a long way towards chances of a top half finish in the club’s first season in the top flight.

    Jennow: Chance to bounce back

    “We were obviously disappointed to go out of the cup to a very strong Hibernian team,” head coach Donald Jennow said.

    “But we have shown in our last two matches that, despite defeat, we are showing a lot of encouraging signs with a young squad.

    “Our form since the return from the summer break highlights that. Rangers will be another tough opponent, but we must retain our positivity and believe we can get a result.”

  • First team

    Declan Gallagher is Tullibardine player of the month

    Declan Gallagher is Tullibardine player of the month

    Declan Gallagher is your Tullibardine Motherwell player of the month for September.

    The consistent defender, who also netted against Hearts and contributed to two clean sheets, has been rewarded in the public vote.

    Gallagher was up against Liam Polworth, Liam Donnelly and Allan Campbell for the fans to decide.

  • First team

    Rangers tickets now available

    Rangers tickets now available

    Motherwell head to Glasgow to take on Rangers on Sunday, 27 October.

    The Steelmen go to Ibrox on league duty to take on Steven Gerrard’s side for the first time in the 2019/20 season.

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office, and must be purchased in advance.

    Adult£29
    Over 65s / 16-17 year olds£22
    Under 16s£11

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

  • First team

    Next up: Aberdeen

    Next up: Aberdeen

    Motherwell are back at home in the first game after the international break, with Aberdeen the visitors to Fir Park on Saturday.

    Five wins in six games have the Steelmen sitting third in the table, as they take on difficult opponents in Derek McInnes’ side.

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

    Tale of the tape

    With 15 points taken from the last 18 available, Motherwell are in form going up against the team sitting one place below them in the league.

    Stephen Robinson’s men have also picked up three clean sheets in that time, conceding four.

    Aberdeen have won two in the same period in the Premiership, drawing three and losing one.

    Wins over Ross County and Livingston went alongside draws with Hibernian, St Johnstone and Kilmarnock, and a heavy away loss at Rangers.

    Head to head

    Victories have swung back and forth between the two sides over their last five encounters.

    Both have won their last two at home, with Aberdeen breaking the trend five games ago with a victory at Fir Park.

    There have been no draws in the last 13 games between the two sides, with the last one coming in October 2015 in a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie.

    Ticket information

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. You can also pay at the gate.

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18s / Students£17 / £16
    Under 16s£3
    Ticket for one adult plus two under 16s£28 / £24

    The cheaper price is for our John Hunter stand only.

    Away supporters can pay at the gate.

    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 Motherwell v Aberdeen 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.

  • First team

    Duo feature for Scotland Under 21s

    Duo feature for Scotland Under 21s

    Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire both featured as Scotland Under 21s racked up their second successive 0-0 draw on Monday.

    The Motherwell midfield pair played in the European Under 21 Championship qualifier in Czech Republic, with Campbell starting and Maguire a substitute early in the second half.

    Team-mate James Scott was an unused substitute as Scot Gemmill’s side held onto top spot in the group with four matches played.

    Trevor Carson and Liam Donnelly watched on as Northern Ireland also played in the Czech Republic, defeating the full squad 3-2 in a friendly in Prague.

    The pair were unused subs as the side returned to form, rushing into a 3-0 first half lead and holding on in the face of a late salvo from the team that defeated England at the weekend.

    The games rounded off the international break, which also saw Bevis Mugabi feature in Uganda’s 1-0 win over Ethiopia, and Declan Gallagher an unused substitute for Scotland in their matches with Russia and San Marino.

  • Club

    2019/20 Flexi Tickets on sale now

    2019/20 Flexi Tickets on sale now

    Want to pick and choose your Motherwell matches this season and enjoy big discounts in the process?

    Our Flexi Tickets are back for another season, giving you the chance to buy five or 10-game packages, rather than paying for games individually.

    The biggest saving comes in our Davie Cooper Stand, where you can save up to £72 on gate prices if you buy a 10-game adult package.

    You can buy your Flexi Ticket online right now. Just pick your seat, and then choose a five-game or 10-game package. You can choose to have your card delivered to you, or collect it at Fir Park.

    If you’d rather, you can pop in to the ticket office at Fir Park during office hours or give us a call on 01698 333333. We are open Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4pm.

    How does it work?

    When you purchase, you will be given a Flexi Ticket card. You then just decide which games you want to attend by turning up on the day. Your card will expire once you have used your five or 10-game allowance and will be available to renew.

    Tickets are valid for Ladbrokes Premiership matches only.

    Flexi Ticket prices

    JOHN HUNTER STAND10-game packagePotential saving Five-game package Potential saving
    Adult£174£38£87£25
    Over 60s / 16-18s / Full-time students£98£65£49£34
    Juvenile (15 and under)£10£20£5£10

     

    PHIL O’DONNELL STAND10-game packagePotential saving Five-game packagePotential saving 
    Adult£224£34£112£26
    Over 60s / 16-18s / Full-time students£129£53£65£32
    Juvenile (15 and under)£10£20£5£10

     

    DAVIE COOPER STAND10-game packagePotential saving Five-game packagePotential saving 
    Adult£186£72£92£46
    Over 60s / 16-18s / Full-time students£112£70£55£42
    Juvenile (15 and under)£10£20£5£10

     

  • First team

    Internationals in action on Sunday and Monday

    Internationals in action on Sunday and Monday

    Motherwell will have more players in international contention on Monday, with Scotland Under 21s and the Northern Ireland first team in action.

    Allan Campbell, James Scott and Barry Maguire are all in contention to pull on dark blue, as they take on Czech Republic away in UEFA Under 21 qualifying at 5pm.

    The game in Uherske Hradiste comes after a 0-0 draw with Lithuania at home last Friday.

    An hour later and 185 miles across the country in Prague, Trevor Carson and Liam Donnelly are in contention to feature for Northern Ireland’s A squad in their friendly with the Czechs.

    Bevis Mugabi was in Uganda’s starting team for their 1-0 friendly win in Ethiopia on Sunday.

    Declan Gallagher meanwhile was an unused substitute for Scotland in their 6-0 win over San Marino in Euro 2020 qualifying.