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  • First team

    Allan Campbell signs for Luton Town

  • First team

    2021/22 cinch Premiership fixtures announced

  • First team

    Nick Daws appointed head of recruitment operations

  • Club

    Early bird season ticket pricing ends Friday

  • Archive

    Devante Cole signs for Barnsley

  • First team

    Playing through a pandemic: The players’ story

  • First team

    Scott Fox agrees new contract

  • Women

    ‘Well lose to Celtic in SWPL1 finale

  • Club

    Introducing the 2021/22 Motherwell FC home kit

  • Women

    Women face Celtic in season finale

  • First team

    Allan Campbell signs for Luton Town

    Allan Campbell signs for Luton Town

    Allan Campbell has signed for Luton Town.

    The Motherwell youth academy graduate, who made 160 appearances in claret and amber, moves under freedom of contract to the English Championship side.

    We have reached a financial arrangement with Luton based on our training compensation entitlement. We have also negotiated the addition of future economic rights.

    “We wish Allan all the very best after earning a good move to an excellent club in the English Championship,” chief executive Alan Burrows said.

    “Luton Town have been a pleasure to deal with. Throughout this process, they have been extremely professional.

    “We have reached a compromise that is both fair in the short-term but also allows Motherwell the potential to share in future success, should Allan’s career continue in the same upward trajectory.

    “We would like to thank Allan for all his hard work, effort and endeavour as one of the shining lights and success stories of the Motherwell FC academy in recent times.

    “We look forward to watching his career go from strength to strength in English football.”

  • First team

    2021/22 cinch Premiership fixtures announced

    2021/22 cinch Premiership fixtures announced

    Motherwell will start the 2021/22 cinch Premiership season at home to Hibernian.

    The match at Fir Park will be played on Sunday 1 August with a 4.30pm kick-off. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

    The Steelmen’s first away match will then come a week later on Sunday 8 August at St Johnstone.

    All fixtures in the 2021/22 season are subject to change, depending on TV selections and opposition participation in European competition.

    The cinch Premiership campaign will run until the weekend of 14 May 2022, with split fixtures starting on the weekend of 23 April 2022.

    The return of the winter break will mean no fixtures will be played on the weekends of 8 and 15 January.

    2021/22 cinch Premiership fixtures in full
    1Sunday1 August16:30HibernianH
    2Sunday8 August15:00St JohnstoneA
    3Saturday21 August15:00LivingstonA
    4Saturday28 August15:00DundeeH
    5Saturday11 September15:00AberdeenH
    6Saturday18 September15:00RangersA
    7Saturday25 September15:00Ross CountyH
    8Saturday2 October15:00HeartsA
    9Saturday16 October15:00CelticH
    10Saturday23 October15:00Dundee UnitedA
    11Wednesday27 October19:45St MirrenH
    12Saturday30 October15:00RangersH
    13Saturday6 November15:00AberdeenA
    14Saturday20 November15:00HeartsH
    15Saturday27 November15:00DundeeA
    16Wednesday1 December19:45Dundee UnitedH
    17Saturday4 December15:00HibernianA
    18Saturday11 December15:00CelticA
    19Saturday18 December15:00St JohnstoneH
    20Sunday26 December15:00LivingstonH
    21Wednesday29 December19:45Ross CountyA
    22Sunday2 January15:00St MirrenA
    23Wednesday26 January19:45HibernianH
    24Saturday29 January15:00HeartsA
    25Saturday5 February15:00CelticH
    26Wednesday9 February19:45Dundee UnitedA
    27Saturday19 February15:00AberdeenH
    28Saturday26 February15:00RangersA
    29Wednesday2 March19:45Ross CountyH
    30Saturday5 March15:00DundeeH
    31Saturday19 March15:00St JohnstoneA
    32Saturday2 April15:00St MirrenH
    33Saturday9 April15:00LivingstonA
    Post-split fixture dates
    34Saturday23 April
    35Saturday30 April
    36Saturday7 May
    37Wednesday11 May
    38Saturday14 May

     

  • First team

    Nick Daws appointed head of recruitment operations

    Nick Daws appointed head of recruitment operations

    Nick Daws is our new head of recruitment operations.

    The 51-year-old Englishman has already been hard at work on summer business, as we look to add to the squad ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

    “I’m delighted to be on board at Motherwell,” said Daws. “I’ve spent the last five weeks working hard in the role, getting things in place both for this summer and beyond.

    “We are going to adopt a modern approach to recruitment. That involves exploring everything that is possibly available to us to take us forward, be it data analytics or the more traditional scouting methods.

    “What we need to have options in every available market. You don’t have to have the biggest budget, but you can be smart with it, while ensuring you’re in the market for the best players possible for our club.

    “We will make the right decisions, not rushed decisions, and ensure we get the best players we can.

    “Beyond this summer, it is key for Motherwell that there is a recruitment structure put in place that leaves a legacy and way of working well beyond my time at the club.

    “That will also be a major part of my role, ensuring the right tools and people are in place for continuity and a way of working for the long-term.”

    Daws has worked with manager Graham Alexander before, serving as his assistant at Scunthorpe United.

    A former professional player, predominantly with Bury where he made 425 appearances, Daws has also worked on the coaching staffs of Rotherham United, Barnsley and Queens Park Rangers.

    His last role was with AFC Wimbledon, where he combined the role of head of recruitment with a position as assistant manager.

    “I’m delighted to welcome Nick aboard to spearhead our recruitment department,” Motherwell boss Alexander said of the appointment.

    “He’s someone I’ve known for the last five years and I respect highly for his vast experience, intelligence and professionalism.

    “He’ll embrace and introduce new ideas to how we work, using all the tools the modern game provides.

    “It’s important we build a platform that will benefit the club for many years and I know how ambitious Nick is to create that.

    “He’ll work closely with everyone and I’m sure he’ll be another positive addition to the excellent team of staff we already have.”

  • Club

    Early bird season ticket pricing ends Friday

    Early bird season ticket pricing ends Friday

    Our early bird pricing for 2021/22 season tickets ends on Friday 11 June.

    If you aren’t currently a season ticket holder, we’d love for you to join us as we start to return home to Fir Park.

    We’ve frozen our prices from 2020/21 for the entire stadium. What’s more, you can claim up to two free season tickets for children with every adult or concession purchase.

    It’s easy to buy. First, head to tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    You’ll then be given the option to choose where in the stadium you would like to sit. From there, you can create yourself an account and then buy your season ticket for the 2021/22 campaign.

    Alternatively, call us on 01698 333333 or email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Over 4,000 fans have season tickets for the 2021/22 campaign. Come and join them.

    Prices

    I want to renew my existing season ticket

    Remember, if you are an existing season ticket holder from the 2020/21 campaign, you don’t need to do anything.

    We promised you’d get to see 19 games in person – no matter what – and we will honour that pledge by giving you a free season ticket for 2021/22. We will send you a new card ahead of the start of play.

  • Archive

    Devante Cole signs for Barnsley

    Devante Cole signs for Barnsley

    Devante Cole has signed for Barnsley.

    The forward, who was offered new terms to extend his stay at Fir Park, has instead taken up the offer to join the English Championship side.

    Cole’s second spell with Motherwell saw him finish as top scorer in the 2020/21 season, netting 12 goals in 31 appearances.

    His first stint – a loan spell from Wigan Athletic in early 2019/20 – brought a further four goals from 21 matches.

    Cole now heads to Barnsley who were in Premier League promotion contention last campaign. A fifth-place finish put them in the play-offs, where they lost to Swansea City in the semi-finals.

    We thank Devante for all his contributions at Motherwell and wish him the very best for the future.

  • First team

    Playing through a pandemic: The players’ story

    In March 2020, life ground to a halt as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the country.

    For Motherwell FC, it meant a successful season was curtailed early. A third-place finish and European football were secured, but there would be no celebrations with supporters to mark the occasion.

    As uncertainty persisted, life returned to some form in the summer as the team got back together.

    What followed in 2020/21 is a story of carrying on with no fans, unique and difficult challenges, battles with mental health and a year that will leave a lasting impact on all.

    This is the story of the Covid-19 pandemic, in the words of our players.

  • First team

    Scott Fox agrees new contract

    Scott Fox agrees new contract

    Scott Fox has signed a new one-year deal with the club.

    The goalkeeper, who joined last summer, will now be with us until the end of the 2021/22 season.

    “We’re glad to have Scott with us again for the new season,” manager Graham Alexander said.

    “He’s shown great strength to get back from injury and has impressed on and off the pitch.

    “It was great to see him get games in before the end of the season and we’re looking forward to having him with the group again.”

    Fox was on the bench three times at the start of the 2020/21 campaign before suffering a knee injury, which was expected to rule him out for the full season.

    However he made his return in mid-May, taking up a place amongst the substitutes for the final two matches of the season before going on loan to Morton for their vital relegation play-off match with Airdrieonians.

    Fox played both matches and kept two clean sheets, ensuring the ‘Ton remained in the Scottish Championship.

  • Women

    ‘Well lose to Celtic in SWPL1 finale

    ‘Well lose to Celtic in SWPL1 finale

    Motherwell ended the SWPL1 season with a 8-0 home defeat to Celtic.

    The women of steel were well beaten by a determined Celtic side who were looking to claim the league title.

    The visitors knew going into this match that goal difference could determine if they would wrestle the title from Glasgow City and fielded a very attacking side.

    Celtic broke the deadlock after five minutes. Kay Nicholson picked up the ball 30 yards out and decided to have a shot, which flew into the top corner.

    Three minutes later, Celtic doubled their advantage. A free-kick was sent into the box, Pollard came out from her net but Sarah Ewens got there before her to finish.

    On 20 minutes, Motherwell had the ball in the Celtic half and were caught on the counter-attack. Bowie burst down the wing and played the ball into Anna Filbey, who finished past the keeper.

    Celtic scored again on 29 minutes, Bowie again caused trouble down the wing and played it across for Chloe Craig, who made no mistake.

    Motherwell conceded again just before half-time, Pollard came out of her goal and couldn’t grasp the ball and her namesake London Pollard pounced to make it five with her knee.

    Celtic came out firing for the second half and quickly got their next goal. Fibley made it a double, rounding the keeper to slot home with sixth.

    Celtic captain Clark made it seven when she powered home a header from a corner, and Lisa Robertson had the final word, netting after Celtic hit the post and Pollard made a great save.

    The result means Celtic finish second and qualify for the Champions League, with Glasgow City’s win over Rangers ensuring the title could not be won by Fran Alonso’s side.

    Motherwell finish sixth in the league ahead of Forfar Farmington and Hearts after a strong run in.

    The ‘Well will be playing in the top flight again next season and will begin a new era under incoming boss Paul Brownlie.

  • Club

    Introducing the 2021/22 Motherwell FC home kit

    Introducing the 2021/22 Motherwell FC home kit

    Introducing the Motherwell FC home kit for the 2021/22 season.

    This year’s strip will mark our homecoming to Fir Park, after spending the last campaign without fans in the stadium.

    The fresh, pared-down kit also harks back to our past with the claret band now extending to the back of the shirt, breaking for the name and number.

    You can pre-order your 2021/22 kit now. Pre-order deliveries will arrive in mid-July.

    This kit is all about the detail.

    We know how important our colours are. Now it’s emblazoned on the inside of the neck too, with our necktape stating “claret and amber colours true”.

    A new rubberised silicon badge allows for a sharper design, colour and increased comfort. Plus there’s claret and amber flashes throughout our kit on the collar and cuffs.

    We return to claret shorts, with an amber side panel with white trim. The socks also have our claret, amber and white detail, with a claret top and amber bottom.

    Not-for-profit health cash plan provider Paycare again sponsor our kit, while we continue to raise awareness of the importance of the anti-suicide message on our sleeve through North Lanarkshire Suicide Prevention. Glen’s Vodka also feature once again on the back of the neck.

  • Women

    Women face Celtic in season finale

    Women face Celtic in season finale

    Motherwell end the 2020/21 SWPL1 season with a home tie against Celtic on Sunday.

    Kick-off at the Penny Cars Stadium is at 4.10pm.

    Fans will not be able to attend. The game will be broadcast live on BBC Sport Scotland.

    Title on the line

    Motherwell could have a direct influence on the destination of the SWPL1 title.

    Celtic sit three points behind perennial leaders Glasgow City going into the final match.

    Victory for Fran Alonso’s side, paired with defeat for City to Champions League-chasing Rangers and a three-goal swing, could see Celtic end City’s 13-year run as champions.

    For Motherwell, finishing sixth is at stake, with Forfar Farmington sitting one point behind as they travel to Hibernian.

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell’s first match in the top flight was a 0-0 draw at Celtic in March 2019.

    Since then, Sunday’s visitors have had the upper hand, winning the last four.

    Form guide

    Celtic have won nine of their last 10 matches to put themselves in title contention.

    A 0-0 draw with league leaders Glasgow City was the only time points were dropped, in a run which saw them score 35 and concede just two.

    Motherwell’s 1-0 win at Hearts was the only win in the last five, with four defeats coming against Hibernian, Glasgow City, Rangers and Spartans.