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  • First team

    Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

  • First team

    Mark O’Hara setting sights on memorable season

  • First team

    Ricki Lamie looks ahead to St Johnstone cup tie

  • Club

    Guide to get the best live streaming experience

  • First team

    ‘A cup run would lift fans’ spirits’

  • Club

    Your Black Friday deals

  • First team

    Storylines: Motherwell v St Johnstone

  • Club

    Buy our Motherwell FC branded Dundee Gin

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan report: Clash of the two loanees

  • First team

    Live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone cup tie

  • First team

    Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

    Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

    Motherwell surrendered a lead to exit the Betfred Cup at the hands of St Johnstone.

    Tony Watt’s goal on the hour mark gave the hosts the advantage, but strikes from Callum Hendry and David Wotherspoon sent the Saints through to the quarter-finals.

    Ricki Lamie was restored at left-back ahead of Nathan McGinley in the only change to the 18 which drew 1-1 at McDiarmid Park last weekend.

    A cagey start from both saw chances limited. Wotherspoon fired wide from distance for the visitors, while Declan Gallagher headed over from a Liam Polworth corner in the opening exchanges.

    Aaron Chapman was called upon late in the first half to keep out Ali McCann’s close-range shot from May’s flick, with the goalkeeper sticking out a leg to make a vital block.

    Both sides started the second half tentatively but Motherwell started to carve out set plays and benefited from one on the hour mark.

    Polworth sent his deep free kick to the edge of the box, meeting the head of Ricki Lamie to flick on.

    Watt gambled and found the ball at his feet six yards out. Steadying himself, he slotted the ball past Clark to give the hosts the lead.

    But the visitors would rally and they found their equaliser eight minutes later.

    Lamie’s short back pass allowed O’Halloran to race in and fire across goal from wide on the right side.

    Chapman stuck out a leg but only diverted it into the path of Hendry, who tapped home the leveller.

    Worse would follow with 15 minutes left. O’Halloran again got down the right side and had time to fire in a low cross, with Wotherspoon on hand to steer it in.

    Jordan White was introduced as ‘Well went four in attack but they couldn’t carve out the chance to get level, and exited the competition at the first time of asking.

  • First team

    Mark O’Hara setting sights on memorable season

    Mark O’Hara setting sights on memorable season

    Can you boogie? Mark O’Hara believes he can.

    In the last two weeks, Scottish football has been floating on cloud nine, with the sound of Baccara echoing somewhere in the distance.

    Scotland have ended a wait going back to 1998 for a place at a major finals, and already the nation is gripped by Euro fever. The bug has certainly bitten at Fir Park.

    In Stephen Robinson’s ranks there are two national treasures who may well have been boogying for the last fortnight.

    In Declan Gallagher and Stephen O’Donnell, Motherwell had two representatives on the pitch in Belgrade when Steve Clarke’s side edged out Serbia on penalties, with the former arguably the player who has caught the eye the most over the last two international breaks.

    To have one Well player start regularly for something is remarkable. Two? Incredible. But two being part of the most successful Scotland team for a generation? It’s bordering on fantasy.

    Yet, it’s a fantasy that has allowed players throughout Scotland to dream. Dream that a place in the Scotland team is not reserved for players on either side of the Old Firm or the English leagues, but Clarke’s door is open to anyone who can prove he can make the grade.

    “What Declan and Stephen have done is a terrific achievement, and I reckon every Scottish top flight player right now should be inspired by that,” said O’Hara.

    “It’s a real goal to aim for. There’s a lot of time between now and the end of the season to put a good run of form together to try and catch the eye before the Euros.

    “I’m sure everyone is motivated. If you are doing well, Steve Clarke has shown he’s not afraid to put people into a squad, so it’s a big objective for everyone. Certainly in our club, but probably at others, too.”

    He added: “The pair of them haven’t really mentioned much in way of encouraging us to do what they’ve done, but you get to see them training every day and the levels that they put in. It’s incredible.

    “You see they are very good players and the standard they are at. So it’s only natural when they come back in having helped Scotland qualify that there’s a buzz about the place.

    “Personally, I want to be a part of that as well. It’s inspiring to see what the guys have been doing, and hopefully I’ll be a part of it as well one day.”

    O’Hara’s versatility, coupled with his eye-catching performances of late, is a key factor that may well make him an outside shot to be on the plane to, err, Hampden next summer.

    A full-back in his youth, the 24-year-old has made a name for himself in a central role at Fir Park, both in defence and the engine room.

    He insists he’s happy to be deployed as Robinson sees fit, adding: “I’ve enjoyed playing anywhere the manager has put me if I’m being honest.

    “When I was younger I used to get played at right-back but I’m not a huge fan of that. As long as I’m through the middle, whether at centre half or central midfield, I’m happy. To be honest, I just want to help the team, I’ll go anywhere.”

    The opposition at Fir Park today is a familiar one. Fresh from a 1-1 stalemate last weekend on Scottish Premiership duty in Perth, Callum Davidson’s team arrive in Lanarkshire on Scottish League Cup duty.

    “It’s always hard to go to McDiarmid Park,” reflected O’Hara. “St Johnstone have had a reasonable start to the season and are showing now that they are a decent side, so we just need to take encouragement from the game.

    “For me, it’s a good point and hopefully it will be that when we look back on it at the end of the season. We just need to make sure we turn that draw into a win this weekend.

    “We fancy our chances against anyone. We take confidence, particularly at home, you have to with the pitch the way it is.

    “So yeah, we’re looking forward to the game and we are confident that it will go in our favour.”

    O’Hara needs no history lesson to be motivated by the task this afternoon.

    A mention that Motherwell have only won the competition once is noted, as is the notion that the Steelmen have had to watch other clubs of a similar stature lift the trophy in recent seasons.

    While last season’s third-place finish brought European football, increased prize money and immense satisfaction, disappointing exits in the cups were sorely felt.

    O’Hara hopes all of these elements will be addressed this afternoon.

    “We definitely think we can do something in the cup,” he said.

    “When the season starts I think the objective is normally top six and a decent cup run, whether the Scottish Cup or League Cup. And it’s a real opportunity to do well in a tournament.

    “It doesn’t matter what club you’re at, every player wants to strive for a piece of silverware at the end of the season. We have a very good squad and I think we are more than capable of going far.

    “It’s another achievement we want to shoot for, and we know we have what it takes.”

    By Scott Mullen

  • First team

    Ricki Lamie looks ahead to St Johnstone cup tie

    “We want to progress. That’s the objective on Saturday.”

    Ricki Lamie previews the Betfred Cup last 16 tie with St Johnstone.

  • Club

    Guide to get the best live streaming experience

    Guide to get the best live streaming experience

    We want to make sure you get the best possible picture when watching our live stream of games.

    Our guide should help you overcome any difficulties you encounter. Should this guide not address your issue, please email MotherwellTV@Streamdigital.TV.

    Remember – if you’re a season ticket holder, you will need to create a new account to watch PPV matches, such as our Betfred Cup game with St Johnstone.

    Requirements

    What do I need?

    For access to the live streaming, your device should comply with the following minimum system requirements or else you may experience issues such as ghosting, low frame rates, pixelation, low-quality sound, poor picture quality and/or stuttering.

    • CPU i5 or higher; (b) 8GB memory; (c) Operating Systems: Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.7+, iOS 11.3 or higher; and (d) newest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, MS Edge, or Safari (with JavaScript enabled). Other browsers may work but are unsupported.
    • Apple iPads and iPhones: You must have iOS 11.3 or higher installed and you must use Safari to watch the live broadcast on Apple devices.
    • Android devices: The live broadcast also works on most modern and up to date Android devices, including tablets, smartphones and Smart TVs. If your device does not function properly it could be unsupported. Please try another device.

    QUALITY

    My stream is buffering

    The quality of the live broadcast stream will be dependent on the bandwidth and speed of your internet connection. For the best possible experience, we recommend using an internet speed of at least 5Mbps. Please check with your internet provider.

    It can help to close other tabs, browsers, and programs while streaming your content. It may also help to hardwire your internet connection, instead of using a wireless network connection.

    You can also amend the stream quality by selecting the small cog icon at the bottom of the video player. From there, you can change from auto quality to fixed.

    SMART TVs

    It’s not working through my smart tv?

    If you are trying to watch the broadcast directly through the browser on your Smart TV, we cannot guarantee this will work. There are so many variations on the market with different browsers and firmware that one TV by a manufacturer may be different from another TV by the same manufacturer.

    If you can download Google Chrome on your Smart TV it should help. But, again, this is no guarantee. The best way to watch through your TV is to connect a device to it using an HDMI cable.

    What do I do if I am having problems with my Live Broadcast Stream on a matchday?

    There are three different video player links located under the main video player.

    All our video links offer adaptive streaming, which means it will always try to give you the highest quality. Sometimes this may not be the best option for your device, internet provider or home network so we recommend trying them all.

    Depending on what you choose you may notice a drop in quality, but it can provide a steadier stream with less buffering.

    Our support team will be in place on a matchday to help with any enquiries. Please use the ‘Contact us’ button located at the top of the site in the header section.

    Any issues with the broadcast will be announced through the club Twitter feed and social channels.

    PPV

    Why am I getting an ‘invalid credentials’ message?

    When you purchase the PPV stream through the PPV site, you need to ensure that you watch the game on the same site. Your PPV credentials will not work on the regular live site and vice versa. To avoid this please bookmark the PPV site after you purchase it.

    Logged in on one device but not accepted on the other?

    If you purchase the match pass on one device, for example, your phone, but wish to watch it on another, say your laptop, then you will need to ensure that you have fully logged out before logging back in.

    To do this, click sign out on your phone and then refresh the page. Then you can log in on the other device. If you are still having trouble, please clear your cache and cookies on your browsers for both devices and retry logging in.

    KICKED OUT

    The most likely reason you will be kicked out of the video stream of the live game will be because someone else has logged with your details as you. You will need to ask the other person to stop logging in as you if you wish to continue watching the game uninterrupted.

    Another reason could be that your connection is not strong enough to live stream the match. In this instance please try resetting your router and closing all open tabs on your device and log in again.

    Can I Cast?

    You should be able to screenshare the live broadcast to compatible Smart TVs using an app such as Chromecast or Apple Airplay.

    Android devices to Android TVs seem to be working well and links one, two and four work well for this.

    Apple / iOS devices work via AirPlay with Apple TVs. Apple / iOS devices to Android TVs seem to be causing some issues. We would recommend using a cabled HDMI solution for this to ensure the stream works for you or staying on your iOS device.

    As an alternative, laptops & MacBooks offer casting options too and people are reporting success through Firesticks using the browser Amazon Silk.

    Chromecast should work with one of the links if you are connecting from an Android device to your Chromecast device. From testing, links one, two and four should display the Chromecast icon on the player if your Android device is on the same network as your Chromecast.

    Apple have disabled their iOS devices from directly working with Chromecast through the web and you will have to download an app from their App Store. There are many to choose from and we cannot recommend any 1in particular but we have tested a few with success. Please be aware some of these apps have ads running within them and these are not coming from our site and we in no way endorse any or all of these products.

    Again, for Apple/iOS devices, if you want to connect to your TV please also consider an HDMI cable.

    NOT SEEING ANYTHING?

    Why am I not seeing anything / a white box?

    If you are not seeing anything or see a white screen displayed, this tends to be a browser issue, log out, close the browser completely and try an alternative browser. We suggest Google Chrome as it tends to be easy to use.

    You may need to update your browser, the most common browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari and Firefox. A simple Google query will help you find the correct place to update your browser.

    Anti-virus/security software can also block the video player and you will need to temporarily disable this software during the match before you login. VPNs and proxies will also interfere with the website and again will need to be disabled before logging in.

    You may also be logging into the wrong site that has the same login details as another site.

  • First team

    ‘A cup run would lift fans’ spirits’

    “We want to lift our fans’ spirits. A cup run can do that.”

    Stephen Robinson looks ahead to the visit of St Johnstone in the last 16 of the Betfred Cup.

  • Club

    Your Black Friday deals

    Your Black Friday deals

    There’s a host of Black Friday deals available for you to grab.

    From 20% of all replica kit or a personalised Christmas message from a Motherwell FC player of your choice, there’s a bargain to be had.

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    All our deals expire at midnight on Sunday night. Get yours while you can.

  • First team

    Storylines: Motherwell v St Johnstone

    Storylines: Motherwell v St Johnstone

    Motherwell host St Johnstone on Saturday, as the two clubs prepare to face each other in quick succession.

    These are the storylines going into the Betfred Cup last 16 tie.

    Familiar foes

    A second meeting in the space of seven days will see a game with a different complexion to the one at McDiarmid Park.

    Fir Park will play host to the opportunity to progress to the quarter-finals of the Betfred Cup, with just one further tie to play before a trip to Hampden Park.

    A rare cup encounter

    A journey back to April 2011 is required to find the last cup meeting between the two sides.

    It was a memorable occasion for Motherwell, as the 3-0 victory at Hampden Park sealed a place in the 2010/11 Scottish Cup final.

    The last League Cup fixture between the two came in 1969. It was another semi-final at Hampden, with the Saints winning through before being defeated by Celtic in the final.

    Two games from Hampden

    The last 16 tie represents an opportunity for both sides to play their way to within one game of an appearance at Hampden Park.

    Motherwell’s last outing at the national stadium came in the 2018 Scottish Cup final, having also contested the Betfred Cup final in the same season in Mount Florida.

    St Johnstone’s last trip to Hampden came in the 2011 Scottish Cup semi-final, where they lost 3-0 to Motherwell.

  • Club

    Buy our Motherwell FC branded Dundee Gin

    Buy our Motherwell FC branded Dundee Gin

    Take your love of gin to another level by buying our special Motherwell FC branded Dundee Gin products.

    Whether for yourself or for a Christmas gift, we’ve a full range of products for you to enjoy.

    To buy, just head to our special Dundee Gin store and order yours.

    On offer are:

    • 70cl Dundee Classis Dry Gin or Old Tom Gin flavours at 46% ABV.
    • 50cl liqueurs – Summer Fruits, Marmalade and Dundee Cake – at 26.5% ABV.
    • A three pack of miniatures (Marmalade, Dundee Cake and Summer Fruits).
    • A stag head pourer with a two-bottle miniature pack with Summer Fruits and Dundee Cake.
    • For further descriptions, head to thedundeegin.com/shop.

    You must be over 18 to buy. The bottles are available for collection only, between 10am and 2pm Monday to Friday, from our Centenary Suite porch.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Loan report: Clash of the two loanees

    Loan report: Clash of the two loanees

    It was the clash of two loanees at the weekend, as PJ Morrison’s Falkirk hosted Jamie Semple’s Cove Rangers in a top-of-the-table clash.

    The goalkeeper would prevail with a clean sheet in a 1-0 victory, with Semple coming off the bench with 20 minutes to go but unable to breach the goal of his team-mate.

    Calumn Morrison’s goal early in the second half ended Cove’s 100% start to the League One season, with Falkirk now moving to within a point of them with five games played.

    PJ has now kept three clean sheets in four starts for the Bairns, starting off impressively in his loan spell.

    Ross MacIver got 90 minutes for Morton in their 0-0 draw at Arbroath, a result which leaves them one point off the promotion play-off places.

    Harry Robinson remains sidelined, while Sam Muir saw Gretna’s game at Penicuik Athletic postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

  • First team

    Live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone cup tie

    Live stream of Motherwell v St Johnstone cup tie

    You can watch a live stream of our Betfred Cup last 16 match with St Johnstone on Saturday.

    If you’re in the UK or Republic of Ireland, a live stream of the game is available to buy on a pay-per-view basis for £12. This match is not covered by your season ticket.

    International-based supporters can watch via their usual subscription at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    If you require any support with your streaming account, please email motherwelltv@streamdigital.tv.

    Get that stream looking perfect

    We know some of you have had trouble with your live stream experience.

    We want to make sure it works perfectly for you on Saturday.

    To ensure that, read our guide to getting it in shape so you can cheer the boys on.