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  • First team

    PJ Morrison loaned to Falkirk

  • Women

    Women return to league action

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson looks ahead to St Mirren

  • First team

    Bevis Mugabi out with shoulder injury

  • First team

    ‘Well seven round off international break

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Youngsters involved in first loan action

  • First team

    Next up: St Mirren

  • First team

    International round-up

  • First team

    Motherwell duo feature as Scotland progress

  • First team

    Celtic match picked for TV

  • First team

    PJ Morrison loaned to Falkirk

    PJ Morrison loaned to Falkirk

    PJ Morrison has joined Falkirk on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.

    The young goalkeeper heads to the League One side as they look to win promotion to the second tier.

    The move represents another important step in his development, having also recently been called into the Scotland Under 21 side.

    “It is vitally important for PJ to gain valuable experience at first team level,” manager Stephen Robinson said. “That is especially true for a goalkeeper like him.

    “We have no reserve fixtures this season. Because of that, we feel the development of our young players is being affected.

    “The loan system is the way to bridge this gap. Instead of sitting on our bench or in the stands, they get the experience of training with us but also playing matches at a good level.”

    Morrison joins Jamie Semple (Cove Rangers), Ross MacIver (Greenock Morton), Harry Robinson (Queen of the South) and Sam Muir (Gretna) in going out on loan.

  • Women

    Women return to league action

    Women return to league action

    Over seven months have passed since the last competitive game of football for our women’s team.

    This Sunday sees the return of SWPL1, with the women of steel traveling to take on Forfar Farmington. Kick off is at 2pm.

    You can watch the game live for £4 on our opponents’ live streaming service.

    Tale of the tape

    The sides met twice before the Covid-19 pandemic brought a halt to action.

    Motherwell were victorious in the first game at Station Park in SWPL1, before Forfar took the win in the SWPL Cup group stage.

    Shaping the squad

    The bulk of the team which started the aborted 2020 campaign has been retained by manager Eddie Wolecki Black, with further additions made.

    NamePosition
    1Khym RamseyGoalkeeper
    2Rachel ConnorDefender
    3Lauren Doran-BarrDefender
    4Chelsie WatsonDefender
    5Lauren GallonDefender
    6Georgia CrooksMidfielder
    7Kodie HayMidfielder
    8Claire AdamsMidfielder
    9Jordan McLintockForward
    11Katie RiceMidfielder
    12Lauryn ResideMidfielder
    13Natasha RobertsDefender
    14Gill InglisMidfielder
    15Lisa SwansonForward
    16Lynsey BaillieDefender
    17Kaela McDonald-NguahForward
    18Lucy SinclairMidfielder
    19Lori GardnerForward
    20Abby CallaghanMidfielder
    21Ailey TebbettGoalkeeper
    22Nicole PullarForward
    23Georgie RaffertyDefender
    24Abby SkeltonMidfielder
    Setting the tone

    “Our expectations remain the same from earlier in the year,” manager Eddie Wolecki Black said.

    “We have players with top-flight experience, players who have been across the course with us before, and some young talent.

    “The early weeks of the season will give us the chance to build momentum and see where it takes us, in a league which has grown massively in strength.

    “We won this fixture at the start of the failed season, so we are capable of doing the same again.”

  • First team

    Stephen Robinson looks ahead to St Mirren

    “We were on a good run. Our aim is to get back on that run as soon as possible.”

    Stephen Robinson previews the return to action at St Mirren.

  • First team

    Bevis Mugabi out with shoulder injury

    Bevis Mugabi out with shoulder injury

    Bevis Mugabi will be out for four to six weeks with a dislocated shoulder.

    The defender, who has established himself as an important figure in the Motherwell backline, suffered the injury on his return to training earlier this week.

    “It is a blow to lose Bevis,” manager Stephen Robinson said.

    “He has played his way into the team and acquitted himself very well.

    “He just seems to be unfortunate that when he gets a run of games, he suffers an injury.”

  • First team

    ‘Well seven round off international break

    ‘Well seven round off international break

    A magnificent international break for Motherwell’s players ended on Wednesday with further success.

    Declan Gallagher and Stephen O’Donnell both started again for Scotland and came home after contributing heavily to three wins and three clean sheets for the national team.

    Both impressed again as Ryan Fraser’s goal was enough to defeat the Czech Republic 1-0 at Hampden in the UEFA Nations League, following on from a 1-0 win over Slovakia in the same competition and a penalties win over Israel in the UEFA Euro 2020 play-off semi-final.

    Scotland now top their UEFA Nations League group as they play for promotion to League A and, should they continue their positive results, could guarantee themselves a 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off position.

    Steve Clarke’s side are also preparing for their UEFA Euro 2020 play-off final match with Serbia in November, with Gallagher and O’Donnell very much in contention to take part.


    Full list of Motherwell FC’s all-time Scotland internationals


    Trevor Carson was prepared to be on the bench for Northern Ireland as they headed to Norway for their final UEFA Nations League match of the break.

    However, an injury to Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the warm-up saw the ‘Well keeper drafted in at the last minute for his first international appearance in almost two years.

    Norway won 1-0 on the night, but Carson impressed between the sticks as he looks to claim a place in the team for their UEFA Euro 2020 play-off final in November.

    Barry Maguire got himself on the scoresheet for Scotland Under 21s, as they kept up the pressure at the top of their group with a 7-0 win in San Marino.

    Fraser Hornby became the highest-ever scorer for the age level with a hat-trick, with ex-Well man David Turnbull also grabbing a goal.

    Allan Campbell missed the game through suspension, with PJ Morrison on the bench.

    Bevis Mugabi returned on Tuesday from a warm-weather training camp in Dubai, as his Uganda side gear up for crucial AFCON qualifiers in November.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Youngsters involved in first loan action

    Youngsters involved in first loan action

    Two Motherwell loanees lined up against each other on their debuts in the Betfred Cup group stages.

    Ross MacIver played the full 90 minutes for Morton, with Harry Robinson coming on as a substitute for Queen of the South, in a 2-2 draw last midweek.

    Robinson was then an unused substitute at the weekend as Queens surrendered a two-goal lead at home to St Mirren to draw 2-2, before failing to take the bonus point on penalties.

    Jamie Semple got his first top team minutes in 14 months as he made his debut for Cove Rangers at the weekend.

    The midfielder replaced former ‘Well man Adam Livingstone as the League One side lost a one-goal lead against top flight Hibernian, being defeated 2-1.

    He then followed that up with a goal against Brora Rangers on Tuesday night, in a match which ended level before Cove took the bonus point on penalties.

    Young goalkeeper Matty Connolly was also on the bench for Falkirk as they lost 2-0 at Dunfermline Athletic in the same competition on Friday night, and again in the 2-1 win over Clyde on Tuesday.

    In the Lowland League, Sam Muir made his bow for Gretna on Saturday as they lost 2-1 at home to Spartans, before also featuring in the 6-1 loss at East Kilbride on Tuesday.

  • First team

    Next up: St Mirren

    Next up: St Mirren

    We return from the break with a trip to face St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.

    The match in Paisley will be played behind closed doors on Saturday 17 October at 3pm.

    You can watch live if you’re in the UK and Ireland by visiting ppv.stmirren.com. A match pass costs £12.50.

    Fans abroad can watch through their normal international subscription at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Tale of the tape

    St Mirren are unbeaten in their last three matches against the Steelmen, picking up two wins and a draw.

    The last was a 2-1 victory at Fir Park in February, which came a week after their penalty shootout win in the Scottish Cup.

    Motherwell roared back from 4-1 down to take the game to extra time, before losing on spot kicks.

    Conversely, Motherwell are unbeaten in their last four in Paisley, drawing one and winning three.

    Form guide

    Stephen Robinson’s men were on a run of four wins from five before being disrupted by back-to-back defeats away to Hapoel Beer-Sheva and at home to Rangers.

    St Mirren came from two down to draw 2-2 in their Betfred Cup group stage match at Queen of the South on Saturday, before gaining a bonus point in the shootout.

    Before that, a 4-1 home win in the cup over Partick Thistle came off the back of six consecutive league defeats, with their last positive Premiership result coming in the form of a 1-1 home draw with Ross County on 22 August.

    Watch live

    Supporters in the UK and Republic of Ireland can watch a live stream online.

    To watch, just head to ppv.stmirren.com. A match pass costs £12.50.

    Fans based outside of the UK and Republic of Ireland can watch as normal as part of their international subscription package at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

  • First team

    International round-up

    International round-up

    Declan Gallagher and Stephen O’Donnell were again pivotal as Scotland recorded back-to-back victories.

    A 1-0 UEFA Nations League win over Slovakia strengthened the national side’s position at the top of the group, ahead of Wednesday’s visit of Czech Republic.

    O’Donnell was the creator for Lyndon Dykes’ decisive goal, sending in a pinpoint cross from the right which the QPR striker steered home.

    The result marked the second win and second clean sheet for Scotland with the Motherwell pair in the backline, following the 0-0 draw and penalty win over Israel last week in the UEFA Euro 2020 play-off semi-final.

    Trevor Carson was among the substitutes as Northern Ireland were defeated 1-0 by Austria in their UEFA Nations League group match.

    Several hundred fans were allowed in to watch at Windsor Park, as Ian Baraclough’s side prepare for their UEFA Euro 2020 play-off final with Slovakia in November.

    Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire both featured on Friday as Scotland’s Under 21 side pulled off a crucial 2-0 home win over Czech Republic at Tynecastle Park.

    Together with goalkeeper PJ Morrison, the team are now in San Marino for a match on Tuesday in which a win would send them two points clear at the top of their UEFA Under 21 Championship qualifying group with two games to go.

    Bevis Mugabi’s stint with Uganda at a training camp in Dubai comes to a close on Monday, after a week spent in training ahead of crucial AFCON qualifying matches next month.

  • First team

    Motherwell duo feature as Scotland progress

    Motherwell duo feature as Scotland progress

    Declan Gallagher and Stephen O’Donnell started for Scotland as the national team progressed to the final of the play-offs for UEFA EURO 2020.

    The pair were pivotal as Israel were eventually toppled 5-3 on penalties, after a 0-0 draw after 120 minutes.

    In doing so, they became the first Motherwell duo to start a match together for the national team since Brian Martin, Paul Lambert and Rab McKinnon all lined up against Japan in the Kirin Cup in 1995.

    Serbia lie in wait in the final in November away from home for a place in next summer’s tournament.

    ‘Well keeper Trevor Carson was also in the squad as Northern Ireland got to their play-off final with a penalty win against Bosnia and Herezegovina.

    They will face Slovakia in the final.

  • First team

    Celtic match picked for TV

    Celtic match picked for TV

    Our Premiership match with Celtic on Sunday 8 November will now kick off at 12pm.

    The game, which was originally due to be played on 5 November, will be broadcast on Sky Sports.

    Season ticket holders and fans outside the UK/Ireland will be able to see the fixture at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    No pay-per-view will be available in the UK or Republic of Ireland.