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  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at Rangers

  • First team

    Manager looks ahead to Rangers

  • Club

    Hospitality packages for Kilmarnock and Livingston

  • Club

    Have your Christmas party night with us

  • Women

    Glasgow City next for Motherwell

  • First team

    Next up: Rangers

  • Women

    Motherwell suffer defeat at Celtic in SWPL1

  • Club

    Fan vote for Motherwell FC Hall of Fame launched

  • Women

    Celtic next for ‘Well in SWPL1

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Aberdeen

  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at Rangers

    Opposition Report: A look at Rangers

    Rangers lie in wait for Motherwell at Ibrox on Sunday in the Ladbrokes Premiership, as they return to league action after facing Porto in Europe on Thursday night.

    Here’s the lowdown on our opponents.

    The story so far

    Sitting joint top of the Premiership with Celtic, Steven Gerrard’s side are second solely on the count of scoring one goal less than Celtic. They are also in the semi-finals of the Betfred Cup, where they will face Hearts on 3 November.

    In Europe, they’ve won seven from 11 UEFA Europa League matches and drawn three, with the latest draw coming in an impressive 1-1 draw at Porto on Thursday night.

    Form guide

    With seven league wins from nine, Gerrard’s men are in ominous form.

    In all competitions, they’ve won nine of their last 10 matches at Ibrox, with their only blip coming in the 2-0 derby loss to Celtic in September.

    Their last domestic result was a 1-1 draw at Hearts last weekend.

    How they shaped up last time

    Three to watch

    Nikola Katic

    An integral part of the Rangers defence, Croatian internationalist Nikola Katic has built on the momentum from his strong finish to the 2018-19 season with some excellent displays at the beginning of the new campaign.

    Katic was recently rewarded with an extended contract until the summer of 2023 and speaking afterwards Gers boss Steven Gerrard hailed the 23-year-old as a player willing to put his body on the line for the cause.

    After having to watch on from the bench as Rangers earned a point against Porto on Thursday, Katic will be determined to return to the starting-eleven as the Ibrox side return their attentions to domestic matters against ‘Well.

    Ryan Jack

    Another player celebrating a new deal at Ibrox is Scotland midfielder Ryan Jack, who this week put pen to paper on a contract extension that will see him remain with Rangers until 2023.

    A leader in the middle of the park, Jack is closing in on 100 appearances in light blue after joining the club from Aberdeen in the summer of 2017 and has almost been a mainstay in the team since the arrival of Steven Gerrard one year later.

    Jack is second in the Scottish Premiership when it comes to progressive passing accuracy and he averages more attempted passes than any other player in the league.

    Alfredo Morelos

    On the back of scoring yet another goal in the Europa League, the hype surrounding Alfredo Morelos has rarely been higher.

    The Colombian took his goal brilliantly midweek and has been in fantastic form so far this season – netting 16 times in 21 appearances.

    ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson will be well aware of the importance of how important shutting out Morelos will be if his side are to upset the odds and leave Govan with a result on Sunday. The striker has scored on both occasions he has come up against Motherwell at Ibrox and will be determined to put the Steelmen to the sword again when the teams clash on Sunday.

  • First team

    Manager looks ahead to Rangers

    Stephen Robinson discussed the forthcoming clash with Rangers, the loss to Aberdeen and the difference between home and away form with the broadcast media on Thursday.

    Here’s what he had to say.

    On defeat to Aberdeen

    “Of course we were extremely disappointed. It was a an opportunity to maybe put a little bit of distance between us and Aberdeen.

    “People get frustrated. They voice their opinions. The problem is when expectations are risen, which they have massively, when you do lose then the downside of it is that the the criticism is harder.

    “But if you want to be up there and you want to be in the top reaches of the league you have to deal with that.

    “The players have to deal with that. I’ve warned them time and time again not to read social media and to concentrate on what we’re doing. Keep improving, keep learning and see where it take us.

    “Everyone’s dictated to by results. We get beat, we are rubbish. We win, we are brilliant.

    “That’s not the way I look at it. There’s lots of good positive aspects from that performance and we have to take the positive aspects and tighten up in the bits we got punished for.”

    On facing Rangers

    “There’s what you’re in football for. To go to Ibrox and Celtic Park and big venues like that in front of 50,000-60,000 people.

    “It gives people an opportunity. Every game gives you an opportunity to express yourself. Show how good a player you are.

    “Hopefully we can go and perform. We’ve been there a couple of times. I’ve got results in the past with teams. I’ve had bad experiences there as well. So we need every single player at the top of their game.

    “Last week we had four or five. I thought the boys on international duty came back a little bit jaded. A little bit sluggish. We need to be right at the top of our game to make sure we get something out of it.”

    On positive away form

    “We’ve had a terrific away record. You know we hit teams on the counter, with a lot of pace. All of the forward players have got a lot of pace and it causes teams problems.

    “We’ve struggled a little bit more at home because teams have come in and sat in. It’s very difficult to break teams down and teams have done that.

    “We have to be clever of that at home. But certainly we go with a lot of confidence away from home.”

  • Club

    Hospitality packages for Kilmarnock and Livingston

    Hospitality packages for Kilmarnock and Livingston

    There’s still time to secure one of our great hospitality deals for our forthcoming Ladbrokes Premiership fixtures with Kilmarnock and Livingston.

    You can buy online right now for Kilmarnock on Wednesday, 30 October, and Livingston on Saturday, 2 November. Alternatively, phone our hospitality team on 01698 338012.

    Centenary Suite

    A two-course meal with half-time refreshments served within our Centenary Suite with main stand seating and a pay bar for £80 per person, or £45 per person for season ticket holders. A fully-inclusive bar is also available for £120 per person.

    South Stand Boxes

    Inclusive bar with two-course meal and half-time snacks with indoor seating for £70 per person for our beer and wine package, or £90 for our spirits, beer and wine package.

    Davie Cooper Boxes

    View the match from the comfort of one of our boxes at the top of the Davie Cooper Stand. With access to the Cooper Bar before and after the match, and half-time refreshments, tea, coffee, pies and cakes, our deal is available for £50 per person.

    If you’re a season ticket holder, you can upgrade for £40 per person.

    Millennium Suite

    Enjoy hot snacks with half-time refreshments with main stand seating for £75 per person, with an inclusive bar one hour before and one hour following the match. We also have an offer for Under 18s priced at £30.

    The dress code for all areas is smart, with no jeans, trainers or colours. To book, please phone our hospitality team on 01698 338012 or book online at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk.

  • Club

    Have your Christmas party night with us

    Have your Christmas party night with us

    There’s still time to have your Christmas party night with us at Fir Park.

    Our party night packages are hugely popular and are selling fast.

    This year’s Christmas party nights will be held at Fir Park on 30 November, as well as 6, 7, 13 and 14 December.

    Priced at £35 per person, our fantastic package includes a three course meal and live DJ.

    There is also a VIP package on request which will be priced at £80, which includes complimentary beer, wine and spirits (gin, vodka and whisky only).

    For more information or to book, get in touch with our hospitality team today on events@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.

    Our £35 nights on 7 and 14 December are sold out, so don’t miss out on our other available dates.

    SPECIAL 80S THEME CHRISTMAS NIGHT

    In addition, we’ve also got three special 80s theme nights on 30 November, as well as 7 and 14 December.

    Due to demand, we’ve increased the number of dates.

    Priced at £25 per person, you’ll get a hot buffet, welcome drink and be able to dance away with a live DJ.

    For more information or to book, get in touch with our hospitality team today on events@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.

  • Women

    Glasgow City next for Motherwell

    Glasgow City next for Motherwell

    A run of difficult SWPL1 matches for Motherwell continues on Wednesday night, as Glasgow City are the opponents for Donald Jennow’s side.

    The match at Wishaw Sports Centre kicks off at 7.30pm.

    The form guide

    Motherwell are on a run of four defeats, albeit against challenging opposition.

    Back-to-back league and Scottish Cup semi-final defeats to high-flying Hibernian were followed up by a narrow away loss at Rangers, and then defeat at the hands of Celtic away at the weekend.

    The women of steel started the second half of the season in scintillating form, winning five and drawing one, and are looking for a way to return to that form.

    Glasgow City need little introduction, as the perennial champions. A 32nd straight league victory on Wednesday night would land them the title and would maintain a 100% record in the league season, with three games to spare.

    With 81 league goals scored and six conceded, the leaders are also involved in UEFA Women’s Champions League action currently, holding a 2-0 away win aggregate lead over Brondby ahead of the second leg of the last 16 next week.

    Head to head

    The two teams have faced once earlier this season, with Glasgow City 8-0 home winners in April.

    Another away trip lies in wait on 17 November in the final game of the league season.

    Manager mindful of test ahead

    “Facing Glasgow City is obviously a huge task for any team in this league,” head coach Donald Jennow said.

    “We have to go into the match with a positive mindset. We are prepared for what they’ll throw at us, and it’s important we stick to what we’ve discussed and see where it takes us.”

    Match programme

  • First team

    Next up: Rangers

    Next up: Rangers

    A trip to Ibrox to take on Rangers lies in wait on Sunday.

    With Steven Gerrard’s side in UEFA Europa League action on Thursday night, the first trip to Glasgow of the season has been put back 24 hours. Kick off is at 3pm.

    Tale of the tape

    It’s second versus third, with Rangers losing top spot over the weekend as Celtic beat Ross County, and they drew 1-1 at Hearts.

    That draw ended a run of four straight wins on league business, allowing Celtic to jump ahead on goals scored.

    Motherwell’s 3-0 home loss to Aberdeen at the weekend chipped away at the advantage held in third spot, with Aberdeen now just a point behind.

    Nevertheless, the Steelmen have still won five of their last seven league outings.

    Head to head

    Rangers have won three of the last five encounters between the two sides, with two high-scoring draws at Fir Park making up the other results.

    Motherwell’s last league point at Ibrox was gained back in April 2017, with Louis Moult netting early in a 1-1 draw.

    The Steelmen’s last victory in the south side of Glasgow of course came in May 2015, with Lee Erwin, Stephen McManus and Lionel Ainsworth netting in the 3-1 Premiership play-off victory.

    Ticket information

    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.

    Can’t make it? Listen live

    Wherever you are, you can listen to live audio commentary from Ibrox.

    Priced at £5.99 a month, just head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk to subscribe.

  • Women

    Motherwell suffer defeat at Celtic in SWPL1

    Motherwell suffer defeat at Celtic in SWPL1

    Motherwell suffered defeat at the hands of Celtic in SWPL1 on Sunday.

    A double from Sarah Ewens, and further goals from Rachel Donaldson, Keeva Kennan and Josephine Giard gave the third-placed side a 5-0 win.

    Donald Jennow’s side went to K-Park hoping for a repeat of the performance which saw them pick up a 0-0 draw on their last visit to East Kilbride earlier in the season.

    But after repelling early pressure from their hosts, they would go behind 25 minutes into the match when Donaldson poked home the opener from close range.

    Giard then doubled Celtic’s advantage with a shot from a tight angle three minutes before the interval, before Keenan and Ewens would go on to add the other three goals in the second half.

    Glasgow City travel to Wishaw Sports Centre in the next league encounter on Wednesday night. Kick off is at 7.30pm.

  • Club

    Fan vote for Motherwell FC Hall of Fame launched

    Fan vote for Motherwell FC Hall of Fame launched

    You can now vote for who you want to be inducted into the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame.

    With Willie Pettigrew already named as our first member, you can now choose who else you think should join him.

    To vote, just head to our voting page and enter the name of who you want to see included.

    Our Hall of Fame members formally inducted at a dinner at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel on Saturday, 23 November, along with four others.

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

  • Women

    Celtic next for ‘Well in SWPL1

    Celtic next for ‘Well in SWPL1

    Motherwell travel to K-Park on Sunday to play their third match in a week in an important SPWL1 clash with Celtic.

    The women of steel will face a tough test against a talented side who sit comfortably in third spot in the table.

    ‘Well suffered a rueful defeat midweek, losing out by a single goal to Rangers, who were reduced to 10 players for the last half hour of the match.

    Kick-off is at midday at K-Park in East Kilbride.

    LEAGUE POSITIONS

    Celtic – third in SWPL1 – 34 points

    Motherwell – fifth in SWPL1 – 18 points

    WHAT THEY SAID

    Head coach Donald Jennow admits Wednesday night was hard to take, but he expects a good reaction.

    “It was wasn’t good enough collectively as a group, but we have put it behind us. Our full focus is on Celtic.

    “They are a team full of good players, but we believe we can cause them problems.”

    Rachel Connor, who scored on her debut on Wednesday night has full confidence the team can get back to winning ways.

    “They are a difficult team to break down, but we know our strengths and how we can win the match.

    “The girls have been great since I came in, it is a great environment to be in.

    “We want to get as high up the table as possible.”

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Aberdeen

    Sam Cosgrove, Niall McGinn and Zak Vyner score in a 3-0 win for the visitors.