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  • Women

    Another four added ahead of SWPL1 start

  • First team

    Opposition report: Hibernian

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    David Devine loaned to Queen of the South

  • Club

    Foodbank collection on Saturday

  • First team

    Next up: Hibernian

  • First team

    Highlights as Motherwell beat Aberdeen

  • First team

    Manager hails ‘fantastic’ away win

  • First team

    Motherwell claim win at Aberdeen

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson previews Aberdeen trip

  • Women

    Four more added ahead of SWPL1 start

  • Women

    Another four added ahead of SWPL1 start

    Another four added ahead of SWPL1 start

    Chelsie Watson, Rachel Connor, Gill Inglis and Kaela McDonald-Nguah are the latest additions to the Motherwell squad for the 2020 SWPL1 season.

    Inglis and Connor stay on after joining up with the team towards the end of the 2019 campaign, and are joined by Watson from Rangers and McDonald-Nguah from Spartans.

    They join Khym Ramsay, Hollie Thomson, Lauryn Reside, Lori Gardner, Katie Rice, Claire Adams, Jamie-Lee Smith and Niamh Johnston in committing for the 2020 campaign.

    Further signings will be announced over the weekend.

    Motherwell open the SWPL1 season with a trip to face Forfar Farmington on Sunday, 23 February. Kick-off at Station Park is at 2pm.

    On Sunday, the team were 5-3 winners over Dundee United in the first friendly ahead of the new campaign.

    The team will next play a friendly with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Sunday, 2 February.

  • First team

    Opposition report: Hibernian

    Opposition report: Hibernian

    Hibernian are the first visitors to Fir Park in 2020, as they come calling in the Ladbrokes Premiership on Saturday.

    Here’s a look at our opponents.

    The story so far

    Since Jack Ross’ arrival in mid-November, Hibernian have kicked on in their pursuit of a top six finish.

    Victory over Motherwell at Easter Road in the manager’s first game in charge kicked off a run of four wins, one draw and three defeats in the league.

    Sitting sixth and with a five-point advantage over Kilmarnock in seventh, the next few games will go a long way to determining whether they’ll be in the top half come the split.

    Form guide

    Hibs have won one and drawn one since returning from the winter break, with a 2-1 comeback win over Hamilton Academical in the league in midweek following a 2-2 draw at Dundee United in the Scottish Cup.

    Before the break, Ross’ side won two and lost three, beating Aberdeen and Hearts but losing to Celtic, Rangers and Livingston.

    On their travels this campaign, Hibs have won three, drawn two and lost six, including a 3-0 loss at Motherwell in August.

    Three to watch

    Martin Boyle

    Having had to watch on from the sidelines as Hibernian suffered a poor beginning to season, Martin Boyle certainly has made up for lost time since returning from his second serious knee injury of 2019.

    Boyle was named the Scottish Premiership Player of the Month for December after a superb month for the 26-year-old, where he scored doubles in victories over Aberdeen and Hearts.

    The Australia international will be hoping for much better fortunes in 2020, having undergone knee surgery twice last year.

    Scott Allan

    Hibs boss Jack Ross has pledged to improve the less glamorous side of Scott Allan’s game, which should come as a warning shot to the rest of the sides in the Scottish Premiership.

    Allan has demonstrated his abilities in delivering a killer pass and also in finding the net with seven goals to his name this season, but Ross is still looking for more.

    He lavished praise on the 28-year-old after he contributed assists for both of Martin Boyle’s goals in the 2-0 derby success at Tynecastle, a performance he felt showed his willingness to improve all aspects of his game.

    Stephane Omeonga

    Belgian midfielder Stephane Omeonga sealed a surprise return to Easter Road last week and straight away set his sights on recapturing the form that helped him establish himself as a firm favourite among the Hibees faithful.

    Omeonga, who featured for Belgium in the Under 21 World Cup in 2019, played 17 times for Hibs last season and his box-to-box style won over the fans.

    The 23-year-old spent the first half of the season on loan at Cercle Brugge from his parent club Genoa. He made his return to action for the Hibees as a second half substitute in the 2-1 midweek win over Hamilton.

    Buy in advance or pay at the gate

    Tickets are available online now. Alternatively, cash turnstiles are in operation on the day.

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18s / students£17 / £16
    Under 16s£3

    The cheaper price is for our 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 Hibernian 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

    David Devine loaned to Queen of the South

    David Devine loaned to Queen of the South

    Young defender David Devine has joined Queen of the South on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season.

    The promising academy graduate heads to the Ladbrokes Championship side for first team experience in the second half of the campaign.

    Devine, 18, made his Motherwell debut against Livingston in May 2019 and is highly thought of at Fir Park. We wish him well and look forward to monitoring his progress.

  • Club

    Foodbank collection on Saturday

    Foodbank collection on Saturday

    Our supporters have arranged another food bank collection to help local people in need.

    A collection point will be in operation from 1.45pm in the Cooper car park. Fans are asked to bring, if they can, any of the following items:

    • Cereal
    • Soup
    • Pasta
    • Rice
    • Tinned tomatoes
    • Pasta sauce
    • Lentils, beans and pulses
    • Tinned meat
    • Tinned vegetables
    • Tea and coffee
    • Tinned fruit
    • Biscuits
    • UHT milk
    • Fruit juice
    • Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes
    • Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid
    • Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons
    • Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.
  • First team

    Next up: Hibernian

    Next up: Hibernian

    The games come thick and fast as Motherwell host Hibernian at Fir Park on Saturday.

    Kick-off in the Ladbrokes Premiership match is at 3pm.

    Tale of the tape

    It’s third versus sixth in the league, with 12 points separating the two sides.

    Motherwell have won seven of their last 10 matches and four of the last five, opening a four-point gap in third on Wednesday night with a 1-0 win at Aberdeen.

    Hibs came from behind to win 2-1 at home to Hamilton Academical on Wednesday, registering their second win in five games to go with a draw and two defeats.

    Head to head

    Both sides have won on home turf against the other in the 2019/20 season.

    Motherwell were 3-0 victors back in August at Fir Park, with Sherwin Seedorf, Liam Donnelly and Jermaine Hylton netting.

    At Easter Road in November, Hibernian came from behind to win 3-1 after Liam Polworth’s early goal was cancelled out by Christian Doidge, Florian Kamberi and Daryl Horgan.

    Buy in advance or pay at the gate

    Tickets are available online now. Alternatively, cash turnstiles are in operation on the day.

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18s / students£17 / £16
    Under 16s£3

    The cheaper price is for our 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 Hibernian 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

    Highlights as Motherwell beat Aberdeen

    Liam Donnelly scored the decisive goal as Motherwell put in a tenacious performance to win 1-0 at Aberdeen.

  • First team

    Manager hails ‘fantastic’ away win

    “A fantastic away performance. It was one of our best away performances in terms of character.”

    Stephen Robinson reacts to Motherwell’s win over Aberdeen.

  • First team

    Motherwell claim win at Aberdeen

    Motherwell claim win at Aberdeen

    Motherwell pulled four points clear in third spot with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Aberdeen.

    Liam Donnelly scored the decisive goal in first half stoppage time, heading in Liam Polworth’s precise free-kick delivery.

    Aberdeen threw everything at getting an equaliser in the second half, throwing five forwards on in a late salvo, but a dogged Motherwell display saw the visitors hold firm and take the points.

    Both sides had limited chances on goal in the first half, with Aberdeen enjoying more of the ball but less of the clear cut chances.

    Christopher Long was the first to seriously test the scoresheet, seeing his low shot from a tight angle on the right side beat Joe Lewis, but Shay Logan was alive to stab it away from potentially finding the net.

    At the other end, Andrew Considine had the hosts’ biggest chance. Logan’s cross from the right was flicked on by Cosgrove to the back post and into the stride of the left back. But he snatched at his shot, allowing Gillespie to stand tall and steer the ball away with his feet.

    Long was then forced off injured after being caught heavily on the edge of the box by Taylor. Referee Willie Collum ruled the ball had been won, but the striker had to go off to be replaced by Christian Ilic.

    The Croatian would sting the palms of Joe Lewis with a fierce effort from the edge of the area as the half looked to be wearing to a goalless close.

    But the opener would come in first half stoppage time. Polworth’s pinpoint delivery from a free-kick on the right hand side sailed over everyone and into the path of Donnelly at the back post.

    The Northern Irishman, recently back from injury, peeled away from everyone to head the ball into the ground and into the left corner of the net to send the travelling support wild and send his side in ahead at the break.

    The second half saw Motherwell trying to hit on the counter as Aberdeen threw everything at getting something out of the match.

    The hosts caused some concern with balls in from wide areas, but the hard work and determination from everyone in a Motherwell jersey saw the team hold firm and take all three points back down the road.

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson previews Aberdeen trip

    “We’re right up there. We have to go to Aberdeen with confidence.”

    Stephen Robinson previews Wednesday’s trip north in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

  • Women

    Four more added ahead of SWPL1 start

    Four more added ahead of SWPL1 start

    Katie Rice, Claire Adams, Jamie-Lee Smith and Niamh Johnston have been added for the 2020 season.

    Forward Rice and midfielder Adams both stay on for another year after featuring for the women of steel last season.

    They’re joined by the returning full-back Johnston, who was part of the promotion-winning team of 2018.

    New recruit Smith, a central defender who has signed from Hibernian, has also joined the squad.

    They join goalkeeper Khym Ramsay, defender Hollie Thomson, midfielder Lauryn Reside and forward Lori Gardner in committing for the 2020 campaign.

    Further signings will be announced throughout the week.

    Motherwell open the SWPL1 season with a trip to face Forfar Farmington on Sunday, 23 February. Kick-off at Station Park is at 2pm.

    On Sunday, the team were 5-3 winners over Dundee United in the first friendly ahead of the new campaign.

    The team will play friendlies against Dunfermline Athletic away on Sunday, 26 January and St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Sunday, 2 February.