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    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Rangers

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    ‘We didn’t play to our best’

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    Motherwell fall to Rangers

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    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Dean Cornelius signs new contract

  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at Rangers

  • Women

    Motherwell to open SWPL1 season at Forfar

  • First team

    ‘We need everyone at the top of their game’

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    Buy your Rangers tickets early

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  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell lose to Rangers

    Nikola Katic and Alfredo Morelos score the goals as the Steelmen lose in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

  • First team

    ‘We didn’t play to our best’

    “Did we deserve anything out of the game? No. We didn’t play to the best of our abilities.”

    Stephen Robinson reacts to the defeat to Rangers.

  • First team

    Motherwell fall to Rangers

    Motherwell fall to Rangers

    Motherwell’s  long wait for a league win over Rangers continued after Steven Gerrard’s men deservedly came out on top of a tough encounter .

    Having won five of their previous six home games, the Fir Park men went into the game confident that the timing was perfect to end their 17-year jinx against the Ibrox side.

    However, a goal in either half from Nikola Katic and Alfredo Morelos meant that Rangers’ domination of this fixture continues. And despite the Columbian striker being sent off, the Fir Park men failed to make the most of their extra man for the final 20 minutes.

    Stephen Robinson made only one change from the side which beat Hearts, Devante Cole swapping places with James Scott.

    Indeed, in terms of a consistent starting line-up, there was only one change from the team which was unlucky not to take a point at Ibrox in October, the on-form Jermaine Hylton providing the home side with an additional attacking threat.

    In the early stages the game was very open with play flowing from end to end – without either goal being under threat.

    The first chance came ‘Well’s way after 10 minutes. Cole nodded Mark Gillespie’s measured ball into the path of Christopher Long.

    His speed took him away from Connor Goldson and after carrying the ball beyond Allan McGregor his cut back was perfect for Cole six yards in front of goal. But James Tavernier nudged his foot in front of the striker to clear what might have been the opening goal.

    At the opposite end Gillespie wasn’t really tested until the 19th minute when he elected to punch Joe Aribo’s cross straight to Glenn Kamara at the edge of the box. Thankfully for the ‘Well ‘keeper the former Dundee midfielder hoisted his effort high into the Davie Cooper stand.

    Motherwell’s defence had given leading scorer Alfredo Morelos a lean time of it until the 25th minute. A quick break from Ryan Kent allowed him to set up the Columbian striker but his high drive was beaten away by Gillespie’s left hand.

    A minute later the Rangers’ pair combined again and this time Morelos’ powerful low drive was sneaking in off the post until Gillespie got down to push the ball behind for a corner.

    When Borna Barasic whipped the resultant flag kick into a packed box, Nikola Katic held off his marker to stoop and power a header high into the net and give Rangers the lead.

    The Ibrox side might have extended their lead before the interval as they maintained the pressure on the home goal. Gillespie was again quick to dive to his right and push another low drive from Morelos round his post.

    However, despite conceding a succession of corners, the Steelmen defended them solidly to trail by only one goal at the interval.

    With McGregor untested in the first half, though, more was required from the ‘Well attack in the second 45.

    It was Rangers who almost doubled their lead four minutes after the break when only another great block from Gillespie denied Morelos as the ‘Well defenders claimed offside.

    As the goal threat was still around Gillespie’s goal, ‘Well made the first substitution after 57 minutes Scott replacing Hylton wide on the left.

    Another fine save was needed from Gillespie this time to beat away Kent’s fierce drive – as the ‘Well ‘keeper was shaping up as man of the match.

    Robinson’s second change came after 63 minutes, Sherwin Seedorf replacing Polworth just in time to see McGregor produce his first save. Jake Carroll’s long throw glanced off Goldson’ head and as the ball bounced two yards from goal Long reacted to nod the ball high towards goal but the Rangers’ ‘keeper reacted superbly to palm the ball away.

    That encouraged the home support but their enthusiasm was soon curtailed when the Ibrox side made it 2-0 after 68 minutes.

    Aribo’s ball across Gillespie’s box found Morelos’ but his turn and snapshot was blocked by Gallgher. At the second attempt the striker steered the ball inside Gillespie’s right hand post.

    That was the last action for Morelos as after going to celebrate his goal in front of the ‘Well fans he was shown a second yellow card, leaving Rangers to defend their lead with 10 men for the last 20 minutes.

    With 12 minutes remaining ‘Well looked to utilise the extra man, replacing central defender Bevis Mugabi with midfielder Mark O’Hara.

    However, the Steelmen failed to threaten McGregor’s goal. And Rangers might have made it three in injury time when Barasic’s superb curling free kick rebounded off Gillespie’s left hand post.

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    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

    Watch a live stream of Motherwell v Rangers

    There’s live video and audio available from Motherwell v Rangers 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 12pm 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
    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


  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Dean Cornelius signs new contract

    Dean Cornelius signs new contract

    Dean Cornelius has signed a new contract with Motherwell FC until the summer of 2021.

    The youth academy graduate, who made his first team debut in May, has extended his deal for another season.

    “Dean has a real chance to push on and fight for a first team place in the coming years,” manager Stephen Robinson said.

    “We’ll continue to work hard with him every day to develop him as a player.”

    Cornelius, 18, played 12 minutes in the final game of the 2018/19 season against Livingston at Fir Park, marking his first appearance for the club.

    “It means everything to me to play for Motherwell,” he said on signing the new deal. “It was a big moment to make my debut last year and I’m keen to keep working for more opportunities.

    “I’m continuing to learn every single day with the coaching staff at the club and I’m committed to giving myself the chance to break through to the first team.”

  • First team

    Opposition Report: A look at Rangers

    Opposition Report: A look at Rangers

    Rangers are the visitors to Fir Park on Sunday in a televised Ladbrokes Premiership victory.

    Steven Gerrard’s side were pushed all the way at Ibrox in the first meeting between the two sides earlier in the season, eventually winning 2-1 through a late set play.

    The story so far

    Two points off the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership, Rangers are pushing all the way to end Celtic’s dominance over the title.

    A long run of wins earlier in the campaign – with 23 victories from 33 competitive games so far – has showcased their ability to challenge at the top, even if recent form has taken a minor dip.

    Form guide

    The last five games, on paper, suggest a downturn in fortunes. With one win, three draws and one defeat, it’s a dip compared to five wins in the previous block.

    But for context, two draws have come in Europe, including the hugely impressive 2-2 draw at Feyenoord. A 2-2 draw at Aberdeen was the first blip the Glasgow side properly encountered on league business, while the defeat came in the Betfred Cup final after a strong attacking performance.

    Three to watch

    Ryan Jack

    Over the past year, Ryan Jack has developed into one of the most influential and consistent performers in the Rangers team.

    After his excellent showing in Rangers’ 4-0 win at Ross County at the end of October, Steven Gerrard hailed Jack as a real leader and emphasised he was a great example for the rest of the Rangers squad.

    In recent weeks the midfielder has started to address what could be described as a glaring omission from his game – contributing four goals in his last four Scottish Premiership appearances.

    Ryan Kent

    The £7m deadline-day signing of Ryan Kent from Liverpool was seen as a big statement of intent ahead of Rangers’ attempts to deny Celtic their ninth successive league title.

    Kent enjoyed an excellent season on loan at Ibrox last season, making 43 appearances and scoring six goals. He ended the campaign by winning the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year Award and was also nominated for the main award too.

    An injury sustained in his first match since making his move to Glasgow a permanent one ruled him out of action for a month, though on his return the Oldham-born winger has shown the qualities that helped him firmly establish himself as a fan favourite in his first year with the club – most notably netting a double in the 3-1 success at Hamilton.

    Alfredo Morelos

    Last Sunday may have been a day to forget for Alfredo Morelos, but it should take little away from what has been a storming first half of the season for the Colombian striker.

    The 23-year-old missed a hatful of gilt-edged chances and from the penalty spot as his record of never having netted against Celtic continued. But it still demonstrated his new found maturity this term, alongside his relentless movement, power and a killer touch in front of goal.

    Morelos has been prolific in front of goal both in domestic and European competition this season. He has found the net on 25 occasions in 31 appearances to close in on Marco Negri’s record of 33 goals before the New Year.

    Get your tickets in advance

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

    Adult£30 / £23
    Over 60s / 16-18s / full-time students£21 / £19
    Under 15s£3
    One adult and two kids£34 / £27

    Cheaper price applies to John Hunter stand for home supporters. Rangers fans should contact their club direct for tickets.

    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 Rangers 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.

  • Women

    Motherwell to open SWPL1 season at Forfar

    Motherwell to open SWPL1 season at Forfar

    Motherwell will kick off the 2020 Scottish Women’s Premier League season at Forfar Farmington.

    After securing top-flight status last campaign after promotion the season prior, Station Park will be the first venue of the new year on Sunday, 23 February.

    A home match with Hibernian will then follow on Sunday, 15 March at Ravenscraig.

  • First team

    ‘We need everyone at the top of their game’

    Stephen Robinson spoke about form, past performances and managing expectations ahead of the visit of Rangers to Fir Park on Sunday.

    Here’s what he said to the broadcast media.

    On facing Rangers

    “It’s a fantastic game to be involved in. I say every time we play these big games, it’s why you’re in football.

    “There will be a big atmosphere. Big crowd. Live on TV. Against a very, very good Rangers side.”

    On Rangers playing in Europe on Thursday night

    “I don’t think there’s any advantage. When you look at the level of players Rangers have and the players they have on their bench that can possibly come in. Defoe replacing Morelos or vice versa. They’ve got that all over the pitch.

    “That’s why they are where they are and doing so well in Europe. So no, there will be no European hangover, no matter what.”

    On a good performance at Ibrox last time out

    “I think we played very well. I think we were set up well. The boys carried out what we wanted.

    “We played a little bit on the counter attack, which isn’t how we usually play. We press high. We have a real high energy to our game. So you need a little bit of a mix against Rangers.

    “They’re going to dominate possession at times. We need everybody on the top of their game on the day. And if we get that and we have people playing at the top of their game, then you never know.

    “I think it’s different every game. It depends on the availability of players and it depends where you are.

    “We went through to Rangers last time on the back of a defeat. We’re going into the game on Sunday on three wins and having not conceded a goal.

    “We know that it’s a level up again. But we’re doing a lot of things right.

    “How we play doesn’t really change. Systems don’t really change your principles and what we’re trying to do. We’ll continue to try and take the game to people.

    I think the level of disappointment in the dressing room showed maybe how far we’ve come. No matter what they say in the press and how much they talk about they believe they can go and do things, actually going to Ibrox and challenging Rangers and putting on a good performance.

    Ultimately we lost the game. You know you’ve got to remember that we lost the game. But we lost to a set play, which was the biggest disappointment.

    “We had I think 11 players right at the top of their game on that day. So make no mistake. We need 11 players, maybe more when subs are made, to be right at the very top level of their game to get a result.”

    On keeping feet on the ground after three straight wins

    “I think sometimes after a result you can get carried away and we make sure we don’t.

    “We analyse it and I genuinely believe there’s probably 80-90% of the players here can improve again. I believe there’s another percentage in every player.

    “Decision making. How we press at times. I think everybody can get better at it. And that’s everybody. The staff, we’re all looking to improve. All the time.

    “If you ever rest on your laurels, I think you stand still.

    “With the age of this squad, the young boys who are up and down like yo-yos. I take James Scott. He was superb against St Mirren but wasn’t brilliant on Saturday.

    “But he still tried to do the right things, still tried to get in the right areas and take people on. Those wide players will be up and down.  If we can get even more consistency to our game, I think we’ll improve even more.

    “We’ve got a level of consistency now when before perhaps we were a little bit more up and down. Bevis coming in when Peter was ill. He came in the Celtic game and he was excellent. And it gives me a real problem. But a good problem.

    “We have got a wee bit of strength in depth. We’ve not got a huge squad, but the quality that we do have, with our younger players as well, we have a real belief in whoever comes in will do a job to the same standard.”

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    Buy your Rangers tickets early

    Buy your Rangers tickets early

    Fans are urged to pre-purchase their tickets for Sunday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match with Rangers.

    To avoid queues on the day, you can buy online now and get home delivery on purchases made before 4pm on Wednesday.

    You can also print your ticket at home and take it straight to the gate, or order for collection at Fir Park.

    There will be no cash gates in operation at Fir Park on Sunday.

    Our ticket office at the stadium is open from 9am to 5pm Wednesday and Thursday, from 9am to 4pm on Friday, from 10am to 12pm on Saturday and from 10am until kick off at 12pm on Sunday.

    Online purchases can be made for collection until 11am on Sunday. Rangers supporters should buy from their club directly.

    Adult£30 / £23
    Over 60s / 16-18s / full-time students£21 / £19
    Under 15s£3
    One adult and two kids£34 / £27

    Cheaper price applies to John Hunter stand for home supporters.

  • Club

    Donate to Mission Christmas

    Donate to Mission Christmas

    There are children living in our community who could wake up to having no presents on Christmas Day.

    For some families, Christmas is a luxury they just can’t afford. We want to make it different for local children living in poverty.

    We’re working with Bauer Media on Mission Christmas and we’re asking you to make a donation or raise funds.

    Mission Christmas is back to make this Christmas Day different for local children living in poverty.

    Every penny raised stays local, with 100% of what we receive being given back out. Your generosity will directly benefit children living in our area.

    To donate, text CLYDE to 70905 (£5), 70910 (£10) or 70920 (£20).

    Alternatively, if you would like to donate any new and unwrapped gifts, there is a drop-off point at the Motherwell FC Community Trust offices in the Cooper Stand at Fir Park available Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm.