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  • First team

    Next up: Hibernian

  • Women

    Donald Jennow steps down as head coach

  • First team

    Victory for Bevis Mugabi with Uganda

  • Women

    SWPL1 season ends in defeat

  • Women

    SWPL1 season ends at Glasgow City

  • First team

    Declan Gallagher makes Scotland debut

  • First team

    Duo feature in Scotland Under 21 loss

  • First team

    Mugabi appearance kicks off international week

  • Club

    Spend Hogmanay at Fir Park

  • Club

    James McFadden inducted to Hall of Fame

  • First team

    Next up: Hibernian

    Next up: Hibernian

    Motherwell return to Ladbrokes Premiership action on Saturday, with a trip east to face Hibernian.

    Stephen Robinson’s team return from the international break looking to keep their lofty league position intact throughout the busy run to the end of the year.

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell sit fourth from 13 games this season, having won two of their last three games before the break.

    Victories over Kilmarnock and Livingston were followed by a strong performance – but defeat – at Celtic last time out.

    Jack Ross is in charge of his first game at Hibernian this weekend, having been appointed as manager this week.

    Their 4-1 win at St Johnstone last time out, while under the caretaker charge of Eddie May, arresting a run six games without a victory.

    Head to head

    Motherwell were victors in the first game of the season between the pair, running out 3-0 winners at Fir Park in late August.

    Hibs had won four of the previous five between the two teams, with Motherwell’s sole victory in that run coming in a 1-0 victory in January 2019.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. Pre-purchase is advised.

    The game at Easter Road kicks off at 3pm.

    Adult£23
    Over 65s / 12-17s / full-time students£14
    Children aged 2-11£12*

    Children price applies to pre-sale only. Tickets on the day will cost £14.

    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 Hibernian 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.

  • Women

    Donald Jennow steps down as head coach

    Donald Jennow steps down as head coach

    Donald Jennow is to step down from his role as Motherwell’s head coach, following the conclusion of the SWPL1 campaign.

    Jennow arrived at Motherwell two years ago as assistant to Eddie Wolecki Black and together they helped mastermind a storming SWPL2 title-winning season.

    When Wolecki Black switched to Celtic, Jennow was promoted to the top job and took his side to the final of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup, where they lost to Hibernian.

    This season, Jennow has rebuilt his team and consolidated ‘Well’s spot in the top flight, whilst again enjoying a good run in the cup, eliminated once again by Hibs at the semi-final stage.

    Jennow is stepping down to concentrate on home and work life, although the former Airdrieonians assistant hasn’t ruled out a return to the dugout at some point in the future.

    “I can’t thank Donald enough for his contribution to Motherwell in the two years he’s been with us,” chief executive Alan Burrows said.

    “We are very sorry to be losing him, but we also understand and completely respect his reasons.

    “Donald has been helping us redraw some of the structure and strategy around our women’s department and we hope to start implementing some of those recommendations very soon, whilst also looking to replace him with a high-calibre candidate.”

    Jennow added: “I have really enjoyed my time at Motherwell and am grateful to Alan for the opportunity to lead the team and represent this fantastic club.

    “I want to thank all the players and back room team who give up so much to do their best for the team.

    “Together we secured our position in the league and reached the semi final of the Scottish Cup.

    “The players can be proud of what they achieved and I will watch on and hope they continue to improve.”

  • First team

    Victory for Bevis Mugabi with Uganda

    Victory for Bevis Mugabi with Uganda

    Bevis Mugabi’s international break ended on Sunday with a role in Uganda’s 2-0 home win over Malawi.

    Following a positive 0-0 draw at Burkina Faso last week, the Motherwell defender again featured as his side went top of their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations group.

    Three of our players have games still to play before returning to Fir Park.

    Declan Gallagher is looking to win his second Scotland cap in their match with Kazakhstan at Hampden on Tuesday.

    Trevor Carson and Liam Donnelly are also hoping for minutes as Northern Ireland play a dead-rubber tie at Germany on the same day, as they gear up for March’s play-offs.

  • Women

    SWPL1 season ends in defeat

    SWPL1 season ends in defeat

    Motherwell’s first SWPL1 season ended with defeat on Sunday to champions Glasgow City.

    Donald Jennow’s side suffered a 9-0 reverse at Petershill Park, as the UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-finalists breached the 100-goal mark in the 21-game season.

    Motherwell have now finished sixth in the eight-team league, having also reached the last four of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup.

  • Women

    SWPL1 season ends at Glasgow City

    SWPL1 season ends at Glasgow City

    Motherwell are on the road for the final game of the SWPL1 season, facing Glasgow City on Sunday.

    Kick-off at Petershill Park in Glasgow is at 2pm.

    Tale of the tape

    Glasgow City’s status as SWPL1 champions was confirmed after their last visit to face the women of steel in late October, with a 10-0 win landing them their 13th consecutive league title.

    A surprise 4-1 defeat in their last outing at Celtic ended hopes of a 100% league record in 2019, and also ended a 72-game unbeaten run in the league which dated back to June 2016.

    Their season won’t end on Sunday, however. The SSE Scottish Women’s Cup final awaits next Sunday against Hibernian at Tynecastle, before a UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final double header against Wolfsburg.

    Motherwell started positively on the return from the summer break, securing top flight status and reaching the semi-finals of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup final, before losing to Hibernian.

    However, they’ve now not won in seven, drawing one and losing six.

    LEAGUE POSITIONS

    Motherwell – sixth in SWPL1 – 19 points

    Glasgow City – first in SWPL1 – 57 points

    Head to head

    The two teams have met twice in the 2019 season on SWPL1 business. City won 8-0 at home in the first match, before the aforementioned 10-0 victory away.

    WHAT THEY SAID

    “We couldn’t have picked a harder opponent to end the season against,” head coach Donald Jennow said.

    “Glasgow City still have some big games coming up, so we know they will continue to be relentless in searching for another win.

    “For us, it’s a chance to test ourselves again and see what we can produce. We will work on our strengths and areas we think we can exploit.

    “But it isn’t all about what happens on Sunday. Our objective was to stay in the division and we’ve achieved that comfortably, as well as reaching the last four of the Scottish Cup.”

  • First team

    Declan Gallagher makes Scotland debut

    Declan Gallagher makes Scotland debut

    Declan Gallagher made his Scotland debut from the start as the national side beat Cyprus 2-1 on Saturday.

    Ryan Christie and John McGinn netted the decisive goals in the Euro 2020 qualifier, with the Motherwell man impressing in central defence.

    His international debut marks an exceptional season so far, having shown consistent improvement in his game as part of Stephen Robinson’s side.

    Gallagher’s chance for a second cap comes on Tuesday, as Scotland host Kazakhstan at Hampden Park.

    In other internationals on Saturday, both Liam Donnelly and Trevor Carson were on the bench for Northern Ireland as they held the Netherlands to a 0-0 draw in Belfast.

    The result put Michael O’Neill’s side out of the running for automatic qualification for next summer’s tournament, but other results mean they will feature in March’s play-offs.

    Before that, they travel to take on Germany on Tuesday.

  • First team

    Duo feature in Scotland Under 21 loss

    Duo feature in Scotland Under 21 loss

    Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire featured as Scotland Under 21s suffered a late 1-0 loss at home with Greece on Friday.

    Campbell captained Scot Gemmill’s side as they conceded a penalty at the death to 10 men, after Daniel Harvie handled in the box in the UEFA European Under 21 qualifying match.

    With James Scott also an unused substitute for his country, his Motherwell team-mate Campbell had the ball in the net in the first half, but the goal was disallowed.

    The Under 21s are next in action in March, with a home game against Croatia followed by a trip to Greece.

  • First team

    Mugabi appearance kicks off international week

    Mugabi appearance kicks off international week

    Bevis Mugabi featured for Uganda as they started their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations campaign against Burkina Faso.

    The Motherwell defender started for his country on Wednesday as they drew 0-0 away from home, putting them third in their group and two points off top.

    Mugabi is one of seven away with their countries over the break, with Uganda hosting Malawi on Sunday.

    Declan Gallagher is vying for his first Scotland cap as they travel to face Cyprus on Saturday, before Kazakhstan are the visitors to Hampden on Tuesday.

    Allan Campbell, Barry Maguire and James Scott are with Scotland Under 21s as they play their final game of 2019 in UEFA European Championship qualifying, with Greece the opponents at Tynecastle on Friday.

    Trevor Carson and Liam Donnelly face a formidable task with Northern Ireland as they try to claim a qualifying spot for EURO 2020, hosting the Netherlands in Belfast on Saturday night, before a trip to take on Germany on Tuesday.

  • Club

    Spend Hogmanay at Fir Park

    Spend Hogmanay at Fir Park

    Looking for a venue to hold your Hogmanay party this year?

    We’ve got availability for you to see in the bells here at Fir Park, with space for you to have your own bash for up to 120 people.

    With welcome fizz or a shot wall and a fully-licensed bar until 2am, you can have your own private party at Fir Park.

    Kids are also welcome. For more information or to book, email hospitality@motherwellfc.co.uk or call 01698 333333.

  • Club

    James McFadden inducted to Hall of Fame

    James McFadden inducted to Hall of Fame

    The fourth inductee into the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame class of 2019 is James McFadden.

    McFadden was a product of what is now the club’s youth academy and – after impressing for the reserves – made his top-team debut on Boxing Day in 2000 in a 3-0 reverse at home to Dundee.

    Few in the swollen 6,000-plus crowd that afternoon would have envisaged what an indelible and important mark the young Glaswegian would not only have on Motherwell, but Scottish football over the next two decades.

    By the time the club had crashed into administration in May 2002, Faddy was a mainstay and indeed, scored a memorable goal away to Kilmarnock in a 4-1 win when a packed Chadwick Stand, full of worried ‘Well fans, cheered on their new talisman.

    It was around that time McFadden was selected by the then-national team boss Berti Vogts for a tour of the Far East. Aged just 19, McFadden earned his first cap against South Africa and even managed to miss his flight home after a night out. It only added to the intrigue as the nation began to fall in love with this talented “cheeky boy”.

    With ‘Well being run by administrator Bryan Jackson and the club clinging for survival, McFadden was a light through those dark days.

    He netted 19 times in 35 matches for the Steelmen during the 2002/03 season, collecting 15 cautions and a red card to boot, but couldn’t stop a Terry Butcher-led Motherwell finishing bottom of the SPL table, despite memorable wins over Rangers, Celtic and Hearts.

    However, Falkirk’s lack of a stadium at the time saved ‘Well from the oblivion of relegation.

    McFadden finished that season in style, netting a cracking hat-trick against Livingston on the final day, including an audacious “Panenka” penalty, firmly establishing himself as the hottest property in Scottish football.

    ‘Well fans were counting down the days to the end of the summer window of 2003 in the hope their hero would still wear the claret and amber that campaign. But on the last day, 1 September, the inevitable happened and he joined English Premier League side Everton for a deal that would eventually land ‘Well close to £2m.

    It’s never been told publicly, but McFadden gave up his share of that fee to ensure Motherwell, or more so the creditors the club had at the time, could be better recompensed. His transfer was the main reason the club could emerge from the stranglehold of the court-appointed accountants less than eight months later.

    McFadden went on to become an important player in the David Moyes story at Everton, and more so, established himself as a national hero as the focal point of the national team for numerous campaigns.

    His 48 caps brought many fond and special memories, none more so than the incredible goal in Paris as Alex McLeish’s Scotland stunned former world champions France.

    Multi-million pound moves to Birmingham, then back to Everton, before a short spell at Sunderland were next, before an emotional return home to Motherwell in February 2013, making his mark on his first appearance as ‘Well saw off Celtic 2-1 at Fir Park.

    He then rolled back the years with his first goal of his second coming with a cracker against Hibs in a 4-1 win in front of the ESPN cameras at Fir Park.

    Motherwell would finish second behind Celtic that season, with Faddy contributing five goals in 11 starts, and second again the following season, when they pipped Aberdeen on the last day of the campaign at Pittodrie.

    A brief year at St Johnstone was next before a third spell at ‘Well, when Mark McGhee signed him initially as a player, before making him his assistant for the 2016/2017 season.

    An unforgettable player, a coach, an assistant manager, a Scotland hero and a man who provided inspiration and hope to a group of supporters in their darkest of days. James McFadden will always be known as one of Motherwell’s most important figures.

    He will be inducted at a dinner at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel on Saturday, 23 November, along with George Stevenson, Willie Pettigrew, Ally Maxwell. Hosted by Tam Cowan, our event is now sold out.

    You can still choose who you want to see in the Hall of Fame through our fan vote that will be announced on the night. Click here to cast your vote.