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  • Club

    Players stand against racism

  • First team

    Manager previews Kilmarnock trip

  • Club

    Win with our new Steelmen Selects predictor

  • First team

    Storylines: Kilmarnock v Motherwell

  • First team

    How to watch Kilmarnock v Motherwell

  • First team

    Gallagher and O’Donnell called into Scotland squad

  • Women

    New away kit launched for SWPL1’s return

  • First team

    Next up: Kilmarnock

  • Club

    ‘The game that never was’ programme fundraiser

  • Women

    SWPL1 season resumes on 4 April

  • Club

    Players stand against racism

    Players stand against racism

    Our players have stopped taking the knee before matches, effective immediately from our Scottish Premiership match on Saturday 20 March.

    Motherwell Football Club stands united with this collective decision and their reasons. We fully endorse the following statement from the players. It is time for action on racism, not empty gestures.

    The players of Motherwell FC said:

    “When we started taking the knee at the start of the season, it had an impact. For the first few weeks, the message was loud and clear. Now it has been lost.

    “Taking a knee has become something someone does now for the sake of it. It has completely lost its meaning.

    “As a squad, we spoke and asked ourselves ‘why are we doing this anymore? Is it having any impact at all?’. The answer was a clear no.

    “Taking a knee has become an empty gesture. Instead, we want those in power to take real and immediate action on racism.

    “Apathy and complacency have set into the routine. We want our actions to cause a realisation and a reaction.

    “Racism is apparent everywhere in the day-to-day life of society. People need to realise change is required.

    “Players, clubs, authorities and society now need to unite, and fight for a level playing field for all.”

  • First team

    Manager previews Kilmarnock trip

    “Every point is vital. We have to fight hard to make sure we take them.”

    Graham Alexander looks ahead to the final game before the split away at Kilmarnock.

  • Club

    Win with our new Steelmen Selects predictor

    Win with our new Steelmen Selects predictor

    Win a share of cash and other great prizes with our new, free-to-play Steelmen Selects predictor game.

    Every Motherwell match week, we’re giving away £500.

    To play, head to our dedicated Steelmen Selects game page and create an account.

    Supporters compete on a peer-to-peer basis, predicting a series of match outcomes including goals scored, corners taken and saves made.

    The more predictions you correctly make, the more points scored and higher up the leader board you move.

    Steelmen Selects is in partnership with Low6.

    “We are excited for the launch of Steelmen Selects and our partnership with Low6, Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, added.

    “In the current climate, it is more important than ever to ensure our supporters remain connected to the club.

    “The partnership will provide an additional revenue source for the club and with the game free to play and a £500 minimum prize pot from each game, it really is a win-win.”

    Low6 Commercial Director Chris Hector added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Motherwell FC to produce the new free-to-play Steelmen Selects game.

    “Bringing together an innovative, gamification-styled product to a brand with such an engaged audience is very exciting.”

    *18+. T&Cs apply. Please play responsibly. Begambleaware.org.

  • First team

    Storylines: Kilmarnock v Motherwell

    Storylines: Kilmarnock v Motherwell

    Motherwell head to Kilmarnock on Saturday, in the final match before the Premiership split.

    Here’s the key topics going into the fixture.

    Every point matters

    Saturday could be crucial for both teams in the fight against relegation danger.

    As it stands, Kilmarnock are bottom of the table, a point behind Hamilton in the play-off spot and 10 behind Motherwell.

    A victory for Graham Alexander’s side would put them 12 clear of Killie with 15 points left to play for, which would be a strong position to take into the split.

    Defeat, however, narrows the gap to seven and depending on other results, could set up a nervous few weeks.

    Contrasting fortunes

    After a mid-February blip, Motherwell’s form has picked up again.

    A battling point at St Mirren was followed by victory at Hibernian, before a 3-1 home win over Livingston to make it five wins in the last 10 matches.

    Killie meanwhile have lost nine of their last 10, with the only respite coming in a 1-1 home draw with Dundee United in late February.

    Head to head

    Motherwell have had success in recent trips to Ayrshire.

    The last two encounters away have ended in 1-0 victories. Allan Campbell netted in the win in February this season, with Jake Carroll’s free-kick sealing the same scoreline in December 2019.

    Prior to that, a 0-0 draw makes it three matches undefeated for the Steelmen away.

  • First team

    How to watch Kilmarnock v Motherwell

    How to watch Kilmarnock v Motherwell

    Kilmarnock v Motherwell on Saturday is available to stream live, wherever you are in the world.

    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 £12.50 direct from Kilmarnock.

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

    Kick-off at Rugby Park on Saturday is at 3pm.

  • First team

    Gallagher and O’Donnell called into Scotland squad

    Gallagher and O’Donnell called into Scotland squad

    Declan Gallagher and Stephen O’Donnell have been selected by Scotland for their forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

    The pair, an integral part of the squad who qualified for this summer’s EURO 2020 tournament, are in Steve Clarke’s selection for matches with Austria, Israel and the Faroe Islands.

    Scotland start their campaign at home to Austria on Thursday, 25 March, before travelling to Tel-Aviv three days later.

    Hampden then hosts the final of the triple-header against the Faroes on 31 March.

  • Women

    New away kit launched for SWPL1’s return

    New away kit launched for SWPL1’s return

    Back in action with a special kit to mark our return.

    Motherwell get back to Scottish Women’s Premier League 1 action on Sunday 4 April, after a break in the season due to Covid-19.

    To mark the comeback, our players have designed their own special away strip in conjunction with You Are My Sunshine, a North Lanarkshire-based mental health charity.

    You can buy yours on pre-order now. The profits from every sale will be donated to YAMS. Shirts will be delivered in mid-to-late May.

    “You Are My Sunshine (YAMS), Gemma’s Mental Health Charity started in 2018 after our chair, Rhonda Jones, lost her younger sister Gemma to suicide,” said a spokesperson for the charity.

    “After recognising the lack of mental health support available in the area, Rhonda and a group of local volunteers decided to turn the tragedy and grief of Gemma’s death into a positive action, to ensure services and support was accessible to all in a timely manner and to prevent another person and another family going through the same pain they had suffered.”

    To find out more about YAMS, or seek support, visit them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, go to their website or email enquiries@yams.org.uk.

    “We are delighted to be combining the launch of a new kit with support for YAMS,” added Alan Burrows, chief executive of Motherwell FC.

    “The role they play in offering mental health support is invaluable and we are delighted to partner with them to spread the message further.

    “We also extend our thanks to Pitch Teamwear for helping with the creation and purchase of the kits.”

  • First team

    Next up: Kilmarnock

    Next up: Kilmarnock

    Motherwell head to Kilmarnock in the final Scottish Premiership fixture before the league split.

    Kick-off at Rugby Park on Saturday is at 3pm.

    Watch live

    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 £12.50 direct from Kilmarnock.

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

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell have won three of their last five against Kilmarnock, drawing one and losing one.

    The latest match came in Ayrshire on 10 February, with Allan Campbell’s goal the difference in a 1-0 win for the visitors.

    Earlier in the campaign, Kilmarnock were 2-0 winners at Fir Park, their first win in the fixture since December 2018.

    Form guide

    Victory over Livingston in the last outing made it two wins on the bounce for Graham Alexander’s side, and the third game in a row undefeated.

    The Steelmen sit 10 points above bottom-side Kilmarnock going into the match, the sixth last league game of the 2020/21 season.

    Killie are without a win in 10 matches, during which time they’ve drawn one and lost nine.

    A victory over Hamilton came at home on 9 January, before defeats to Hibernian, Livingston, St Johnstone, Celtic, St Mirren, Motherwell, Rangers, Aberdeen and Ross County.

  • Club

    ‘The game that never was’ programme fundraiser

    ‘The game that never was’ programme fundraiser

    We’re raising funds for SAMH by selling off programmes from ‘the game that never was’ against Aberdeen on 13 March 2020.

    The fixture at Fir Park was cancelled on the day football shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak, with Motherwell ending the curtailed season in third spot in the Premiership.

    We’ve 300 copies of the programme that was printed to give away in exchange for a donation of your choice to SAMH, Scotland’s largest mental health charity.

    The cover price was £3, but you’re welcome to donate as you see fit for a great cause. All monies raised go directly to SAMH.

    To donate and get your hands on a copy, head to our JustGiving page.

    Once you’ve received a receipt of your donation by email, forward it on to us at tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk, and we’ll hold you a copy for collection when it’s safe to do so.

  • Women

    SWPL1 season resumes on 4 April

    SWPL1 season resumes on 4 April

    Our SWPL1 campaign will resume on Sunday 4 April at home to Forfar Farmington.

    After an enforced break due to Covid-19, Motherwell will play the remaining 14 games between then and Sunday 6 June.

    Contingency is in place to scrap the last seven matches, should circumstances over the resumption of sport change.

    Motherwell currently occupy seventh spot in the table with seven games played.

    Full list of 2020/21 SWPL1 remaining fixtures
    4 AprilForfar FarmingtonRavenscraig, 2pm
    11 AprilHibernianAinslie Park, 2pm
    18 AprilGlasgow CityPetershill Park, 2pm
    21 AprilHeartsRavenscraig, 7pm
    25 AprilSpartansAinslie Park, 2pm
    2 MayRangersDalziel Park, 2pm
    9 MayCelticK-Park, 2pm
    12 MayForfar FarmingtonStation Park, 7pm
    16 MayHibernianRavenscraig, 2pm
    19 MayGlasgow CityRavenscraig, 7pm
    23 MayHeartsOriam, 2pm
    26 MaySpartansRavenscraig, 7pm
    30 MayRangersRangers Training Centre, 2pm
    6 JuneCelticRavenscraig, 2pm