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  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at St Johnstone

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves lose at Dunfermline

  • First team

    Next up: St Johnstone

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Reserves away on Tuesday

  • First team

    Motherwell at Dundee in Scottish Cup

  • Club

    Phil O’Donnell inducted to Hall of Fame

  • First team

    Highlights from Hibernian

  • First team

    ‘We were punished for our mistakes’

  • First team

    Motherwell lose at Hibernian

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Hibernian v Motherwell

  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at St Johnstone

    Opposition Report: A look at St Johnstone

    St Johnstone are the weekend visitors to Motherwell.

    Tommy Wright’s men come as the league’s bottom club, but recent results have shown they are still a formidable opponent for Stephen Robinson’s side.

    The story so far

    A disappointing start to the 2019/20 season sees St Johnstone currently occupying bottom spot in the Premiership, but a recent turnaround in results means they are anything but cut adrift.

    They’re locked on 11 points with three other teams, with only their goal difference keeping them in 12th spot.

    Murray Davidson and Callum Hendry’s red cards in the weekend draw with Aberdeen rules them out of the trip to Fir Park.

    Form guide

    The Saints have won two and drawn one of their last five, turning their form around after a sluggish start to the campaign.

    Home wins over Hamilton Academical and Hearts came alongside the home draw with Aberdeen last time out, a loss at McDiarmid Park to Hibernian and an away defeat to St Mirren.

    Before then, Wright’s side hadn’t won in the league since a 2-0 home win over Motherwell in May, a run which lasted for 10 games.

    Away from home, they’ve not registered a league win in 2019. Their last victory on the road in the Premiership came in late December 2018 at Dundee, and they are winless in 14.

    Three to watch

    David Wotherspoon

    David Wotherspoon recently clocked up his 250th appearances for his hometown club and he marked the occasion with what could prove to be a vital double in the win over Hamilton.

    The midfielder joined St Johnstone back in the summer of 2013 and quickly endeared himself to the Saints support as he capped a memorable first season by featuring at every stage of their famous Scottish Cup triumph.

    Wotherspoon is eligible to represent Canada through his mother who was born there and has earned two caps for Les Rouges, with his most recent appearance coming in the 1-0 win over Cuba in September.

    Alistair McCann

    A big positive in early stages of the season for St Johnstone has been the performances of 19-year-old midfielder Alistair McCann.

    McCann has featured in all of Saints’ Scottish Premiership fixtures so far in 2019-20, after spending the previous season on loan at League One side Stranraer.

    This afternoon’s fixture will bring back fond memories for the Northern Ireland U21 international, he made his first league appearance in St Johnstone’s emphatic 5-1 victory at Fir Park back in May 2018.

    Stevie May

    Former Aberdeen striker Stevie May has endured a testing start to his second spell at St Johnstone, managing just two goals in 10 appearances.

    May, who turned 27 earlier this month arrived at McDiarmid Park keen to rediscover the form that endeared him to Saints fans during his first stint in the light blue – scoring both goals in their Scottish Cup semi-final victory over Aberdeen and laying on a goal for Steven MacLean as the club clinched the trophy for the first time since the club was formed in 1884.

    In that season he finished on 27 goals in all competitions, landing him the SWFA Young Player of the Year award and fans of the Perth club will be desperate to see the powerful striker get back to his best in their bid to avoid a scrap at the foot of the table this season.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18s / full-time students£17 / £16
    Under 15s£3
    One adult and two kids£28 / £24

    Cheaper price applies to John Hunter stand for home supporters.

    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 St Johnstone 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 lose at Dunfermline

    Reserves lose at Dunfermline

    A youthful Motherwell side lost out 2-0 at Dunfermline Athletic in the SPFL Reserve League on Tuesday.

    Dunfermline took control within the first 16 minutes, netting twice from corner kicks.

    Bowman’s corner from the right initially found Todd, whose shot was turned in by Coulson with 12 minutes played.

    Four minutes later, it was 2-0. Another Bowman delivery was met in the air by Morrison, who headed home.

    Motherwell grew into the game into the second half and started to carve out chances.

    Hutchison went close with a header close to the hour mark, shortly after Dunfermline almost put through their own net, only for their player to fire back off his own crossbar.

    Motherwell: Morrison, J Brown, Muir, Devine, Hussain, Hutchison, Hale, Cornelius, MacIver, Robertson (Kettings), Starrs.

    Subs: Hemfrey, Williamson, R Brown.

  • First team

    Next up: St Johnstone

    Next up: St Johnstone

    St Johnstone visit Fir Park on Saturday, as Motherwell return to home action in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

    It’s the first of three home games in the space of three weeks for the Steelmen, who will also host Hearts and Rangers after a midweek trip to St Mirren.

    Tale of the tape

    Defeat to Hibernian at the weekend didn’t cause a shift in league position for Motherwell, who remain fourth in the table with 14 games played.

    St Johnstone sit bottom of the table on goal difference, locked on 11 points with three other teams after their battling 1-1 draw with Aberdeen on Sunday, in which they finished the game with nine men.

    Head to head

    Motherwell won the first encounter between the two sides 1-0 back at McDiarmid Park in September, with Devante Cole netting the decisive goal in the match.

    The Steelmen have won three of the last five matches between the pair, with the Saints winning the other two.

    Get your tickets in advance

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office.

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18s / full-time students£17 / £16
    Under 15s£3
    One adult and two kids£28 / £24

    Cheaper price applies to John Hunter stand for home supporters.

    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 St Johnstone 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 away on Tuesday

    Reserves away on Tuesday

    Motherwell’s reserve side are in league action on Tuesday, as they travel to take on Dunfermline Athletic.

    Maurice Ross’ team will play the match at Kelty Hearts’ New Central Park. Kick-off is at 2pm.

  • First team

    Motherwell at Dundee in Scottish Cup

    Motherwell at Dundee in Scottish Cup

    Motherwell will face Dundee away from home in the fourth round of the 2019/20 William Hill Scottish Cup.

    Stephen Robinson’s side enter the competition at this stage, looking to put another memorable cup run together.

    The match will take place on the weekend of Saturday 18 January 2020. The correct date and kick-off time will be confirmed as soon as possible.

    William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round draw

    St Mirren v Broxburn Athletic

    Kilmarnock v Queen’s Park

    Heart of Midlothian v Airdrieonians

    Alloa Athletic v Inverness CT

    Livingston v Raith Rovers

    Auchinleck Talbot or Arbroath v Falkirk

    Dundee United v Hibernian

    Ayr United v Ross County

    Aberdeen v Dumbarton

    Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Clyde

    St Johnstone v Greenock Morton or Brora Rangers

    Hamilton Academical v Edinburgh City

    Partick Thistle v Celtic

    East Kilbride v BSC Glasgow

    Dundee v Motherwell

    Rangers v Stranraer

  • Club

    Phil O’Donnell inducted to Hall of Fame

    Phil O’Donnell inducted to Hall of Fame

    Captain. Hero. Legend. Phil O’Donnell is the supporters’ choice to join the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame.

    Raised near Fir Park and brought through as a youngster, his early career with the club was prolific.

    A Scottish Cup final goal scorer and winner at just 19 years of age, his career would continue to blossom.

    He became the club’s youngest ever in European competition. Twice winner of the PFA Young Player of the Year award and international honours.

    After 145 games in claret and amber, he would move to Celtic in 1994 for what remains Motherwell’s record transfer fee.

    Almost 10 years would pass at Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday, some of which were frustrated through injury at both clubs as he played 146 more matches.

    The call of home would eventually come.

    Returning to Fir Park in January 2004, he became “Uncle Phil”. A mentor to many young stars and with his nephew David Clarkson under his wing.

    He would make another 89 appearances in claret and amber, and another cup final appearance, before his untimely passing aged 35 in December 2007.

    Brave as a Lion. Phil O’Donnell takes his place in the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame alongside George Stevenson, Willie Pettigrew, Ally Maxwell and James McFadden.

  • First team

    Highlights from Hibernian

    Goals from Christian Doidge, Florian Kamberi and Daryl Horgan cancel out Liam Polworth’s opener, as Motherwell lose at Hibernian.

  • First team

    ‘We were punished for our mistakes’

    “We were punished for mistakes in both boxes. We were pretty on the eye but we have to do better.”

    Stephen Robinson reflects on the loss at Hibernian.

  • First team

    Motherwell lose at Hibernian

    Motherwell lose at Hibernian

    A dominating Motherwell performance resulted in nothing as Hibernian ran out 3-1 winners at Easter Road.

    Liam Polworth’s opener had the visitors ahead early doors, but they were pegged back in the first half after defensive lapses set up Christian Doidge and Florian Kamberi to put Hibs 2-1 up.

    Stephen Robinson’s men controlled the vast majority of the second half but couldn’t convert their dominance into scoring chances, before they were caught cold late on via Daryl Horgan’s counter attack goal.

    A return to a more familiar shape saw Bevis Mugabi and Richard Tait drop out of the team which lost at Celtic last time out, with Peter Hartley and Jermaine Hylton coming in.

    Hylton would cause all the problems for the Hibs defence which led to the opener. A bursting run down the left saw him in the area, before his cross found Polworth, via deflections and the post, for the midfielder to steer in the opener with nine minutes played.

    But they would come unstuck midway through the first half. Joe Newell ghosted in behind the defence on the left hand side and picked out Doidge at the back post to equalise.

    Minutes later, it was two. Jason Naismith was left unattended to down the right, having time to pick out Kamberi in the middle. The striker still had work to do, holding off defenders before slamming the ball home.

    Motherwell came out for the second half determined to get back on level terms early on in horrendous wet conditions in the capital.

    Their opportunity arguably should have come midway through the half. Polworth’s surge into the box was ended by a tug of the shirt from Porteous. But referee John Beaton waved away his appeals for a spot kick.

    Wave after wave of Motherwell attacks followed, but scoring chances were at a premium as the final ball just wouldn’t come.

    Then, with four attackers leading the line in a late push to salvage something from the game, a swift counter led to substitute Horgan sweeping the ball into the bottom corner of the net to make it a comfortable-looking result for Hibernian.

  • First team

    Watch a live stream of Hibernian v Motherwell

    Watch a live stream of Hibernian v Motherwell

    There’s live video and audio available from Hibernian v Motherwell on Sunday.

    We’ve a live stream of the match available to viewers outside of the UK and Ireland for just £12 a month. Kick off is at 3pm GMT.

    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
    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