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  • First team

    Ricki Lamie on his modelling career and the new season

  • Women

    McLintock and Rafferty extend Motherwell stays

  • First team

    Trevor Carson leaves for Dundee United

  • Club

    Apply now for Premier Sports Cup tickets

  • Women

    Duo sign on loan

  • Women

    2021/22 SWPL Cup fixtures

  • First team

    The Motherwell FC 2021/22 away kit

  • Women

    Trio staying on for new SWPL1 season

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    SPFL Trust Trophy draw

  • First team

    Five fast facts about Liam Kelly

  • First team

    Ricki Lamie on his modelling career and the new season

    Ricki Lamie picked up a second job at the club this week.

    The imposing defender stepped up to the role as the model of our new away kit, taking to the job with ease.

    “I never thought I’d say I’d be doing a photoshoot for a new kit,” joked the 28-year-old. “But it’s a good laugh.”

    “The kit is lovely, really nice. I think it will be the kitman’s dream because it’s black and easier to wash. It’s got great detail and it’s good quality.”

    Despite only joining from Livingston last summer, Lamie finds himself as one of the more familiar faces at the club going into the new campaign.

    With a high turnover in the squad in manager Graham Alexander’s first summer in charge, there’s a fresh feel around Fir Park.

    “Obviously we had a lot of players who left the building,” added the player. “But we’ve had a good few now come in the way.

    “There have been some great additions, particularly in the last week or two, so we’re really pleased and there’s some good characters.

    “Hopefully we can add a couple more. But we are looking really healthy now.”

    With a final friendly against Milwall lying ahead on Saturday, the competitive action starts next Wednesday in the Premier Sports Cup away to Queen’s Park.

    “We’ve only got a couple of weeks in preparation for the cup games,” Lamie added. “It’s a competitive way to break you in.

    “It’s even better now we’ve seen the Euros with people in the stadium. So we will be happy to welcome everyone back.”

  • Women

    McLintock and Rafferty extend Motherwell stays

    McLintock and Rafferty extend Motherwell stays

    Jordan McLintock and Georgie Rafferty are staying at Motherwell.

    The pair have committed to remain at the club for the forthcoming SWPL1 campaign.

    Jordan McLintock

    Staying on for her second season in claret and amber, striker McLintock has decided to stay with Motherwell despite interest from other clubs.

    The creative player put together a string of starts towards the end of last season and will be looking to continue how she left off.

    “I’m delighted to have extended my stay at Motherwell for this season,” Jordan said.

    “Having spoken to Paul Brownlie, I’m really looking forward to working with him. It’s an exciting time to be at the club and I’m glad to be part of it.”

    Georgie Rafferty

    Having missed the last 21 months due to a serious knee injury, 23-year-old defender Georgie Rafferty has almost completed her long road to recovery and is aiming for a return this season.

    The former Glasgow City defender brings a wealth of experience and assurance into the defence.

    “I’m delighted to be staying at Motherwell, especially with Paul and his backroom staff coming in,” Georgie said.

    “I’ve worked under him previously and I can’t speak highly enough of him and his qualities as a manager.

    “It’s been a tough couple of years for myself mentally and physically with a long-term injury. But I’m looking forward to getting back involved with the squad and getting back on the pitch.”

  • First team

    Trevor Carson leaves for Dundee United

    Trevor Carson leaves for Dundee United

    Trevor Carson has left Motherwell to join Dundee United.

    The goalkeeper departs after four years at Fir Park, having arrived from Hartlepool United in the summer of 2017.

    Carson was a pivotal figure in the team which reached the 2017/18 League and Scottish Cup finals, with his influence at the club latterly extending to the vice-captain position.

    His 18 clean sheets in the 2017/18 campaign contributed to a club-record 20 and established him as one of the top ‘keepers in the Scottish top flight.

    International recognition followed, ending his maiden season at the club with his first caps for Northern Ireland in friendlies with Panama and Costa Rica.

    Carson’s grip on the number one jersey continued into the following season, before the onset of deep vein thrombosis halted his progress.

    A return at the end of the campaign would see him have to bide his time with Mark Gillespie in form, but he returned to action for the 2020/21 season as the club ventured into European competition.

    His heroics in the UEFA Europa League qualifying match with Coleraine, which saw him save all three penalties in the shootout, was another memorable moment in his Motherwell career as the team progressed to the third round to face Israeli side Hapoel Beer-Sheva.

    Injury would, unfortunately, end his season in December 2020, with his 78th and final appearance for the club coming at Fir Park against Kilmarnock. Amassing 26 clean sheets in total, he achieved a shutout in a third of the matches he played.

    We wish Trevor all the best for the future, and thank him for all he did for our club.

  • Club

    Apply now for Premier Sports Cup tickets

    Apply now for Premier Sports Cup tickets

    Fans will be able to return home for our forthcoming Premier Sports Cup matches with Queen of the South and Annan Athletic.

    We’re delighted to confirm we have been given permission to welcome up to 2,000 home supporters at each fixture at Fir Park.

    The first match is soon – with Queen of the South visiting on Saturday 17 July, before Annan Athletic come to ML1 on Saturday 24 July. Kick-off in both is at 3pm.

    Given the limited capacity, we will be giving priority to 2020/21 and 2021/22 season ticket holders to purchase tickets.

    Priced at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions, fans will be required to enter a ballot process that will cover both games.

    This guide outlines how to apply. If you want to jump right in to the process, head to the Motherwell FC ticket website and sign in to your account.

    Owing to the tight timeframe, our ballot is open immediately and will close at 6pm on Monday 12 July.

    Applicants will receive an email on Tuesday 13 July on the outcome of the ballot.

    Should any tickets remain available after this, we will communicate information on a public sale ASAP.

    Live streaming will also be available for £10. Information on how to buy will be released shortly.

    How does the process work?

    This process enters you into a joint ballot covering both games.

    The ballot will randomly choose which game you will be allocated. If you apply as part of a group and are successful, you will be allocated seats for the same match and won’t be separated.

    While we cannot make a guaranteed promise until applications come in, we hope you will be able to attend at least one of the matches through the ballot process.

    Applying for your ticket(s)

    First, head to the Motherwell FC ticket website and sign in to your account.

    You will need your customer number to log in. This is printed on your existing season card. It was also the final five digits of your username for your live streaming last season.

    Once logged in, click tickets and then choose the Premier Sports Cup ballot option.

    Household groups

    You can apply to sit in a group of up to four people from up to four separate households.

    If you wish to do this, you must apply for tickets on behalf of everyone you wish to sit with at this stage. They must also be season ticket holders.

    To add other season ticket holders to your application, select add another member.

    If they are already on your network, select the people you want to add.

    If they aren’t in your network, select outside of your network and enter their customer number and surname.

    Due to our limited capacity, we can’t guarantee where you’ll be seated inside Fir Park. You will be allocated seats in one of our three open stands. At the moment, our Phil O’Donnell Stand will not be open for these matches, but season ticket holders in this stand can still apply for seats elsewhere in the stadium.

    Wrong pricing

    At this stage, you may be told by the online system all tickets are £12, even if members in your household group are concessions.

    Don’t worry – you will only be charged £6 for concession tickets. This is a glitch in the software displaying only one price.

    Enter your card details

    We require your card details at the final stage. You will not be charged unless you are successful in the ballot.

    Please remember that if you are applying for a group, you will be charged for all members in the group if successful.

    Payment will be taken on Tuesday 13 July if successful.

    Next steps

    Once you have submitted the ballot, you will receive an email confirmation of your application.

    We will let you know on Tuesday 13 July if you have been successful for the games.

    If you wish to withdraw your application, you can do so on our ticketing site until 11pm on Sunday 11 July.

    Tickets will be issued on a digital or print-at-home basis. Digital tickets can be downloaded to your wallet on your iPhone or Android device, or you can print your ticket to bring to the turnstile.

    Covid-19 measures

    Supporters are asked to abide by our Covid-19 return to stadium supporters’ code of conduct.

    This includes the need to maintain two-metre social distancing between others who are not in your household and the requirement to wear a mask covering your nose and mouth at all times.

    We remind all supporters of the Scottish Government’s request to take a rapid lateral flow test twice a week, even if you are not displaying Covid-19 symptoms.

    I don’t know my customer number

    Please refer to your existing season card. Your customer number is also the digits used at the end of your live streaming username last season.

    What if I can’t make the game I have been successful for?

    If you can’t make the match, please get in touch immediately by emailing tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk or calling 01698 333333. Please provide your name and ticket information.

    We will do what we can to facilitate switches with supporters in the same position, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to swap your match.

    If you can’t make the game, and we can’t successfully swap your ticket for the other match, we will issue you with a refund.

    Can I buy a season ticket now to enter the ballot?

    Absolutely you can, but please note it may take up to 24 hours for your access to the ballot to become live after your season ticket purchase.

    Disabled fans

    Ambulant supporters should apply through this ballot process.

    Supporters in our wheelchair section should not enter this ballot and should instead contact Andy Sim for ticket information on 07428 225254 or via tickets@mfcdsa.com.

    I need help applying / it says I am ineligible

    If we can help, please email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk, and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.

    I was unsuccessful in the ballot or I am an away supporter

    You can buy live streaming of both matches for £10 each. Information on how to purchase will be available shortly.

    Our Cooper and Centenary bars will also be open for home supporters from 12pm to 6pm and will be showing the match live. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Bar food and drinks will be available to purchase.

    What about the games away to Queen’s Park and Airdrieonians?

    We are yet to be informed of ticket arrangements for these games, and whether Motherwell fans will be able to attend. We will make an announcement as soon as possible.

    Both matches are being broadcast live on Premier Sports.

  • Women

    Duo sign on loan

    Duo sign on loan

    Motherwell have secured the signatures of Rangers pair Laura McCartney and Eilidh Martin on season-long loan deals.

    The pair, a midfielder and defender respectively, will don the claret and amber for the upcoming SWPL1 campaign.

    Laura McCartney

    Goalscoring midfielder McCartney has featured and trained with the Rangers first team.

    She will be looking for regular first-team action this season and a chance to impress.

    “Laura is a great addition to the squad,” head coach Paul Brownlie said.

    “She comes with real quality and will be with us for the season, which will help aid her development.

    “She is a hugely exciting addition to the squad.”

    Eilidh Martin

    Also joining on a season-long loan from the Gers is young defender Martin.

    The 17-year-old can play at the heart of the defence or at full-back and promises to be a huge prospect this season.

    “A versatile defender, with real quality, Eilidh will again strengthen our defensive unit,” Brownlie added.

    “Despite her age, she has played at a high level and is a very clever player on the pitch.”

  • Women

    2021/22 SWPL Cup fixtures

    2021/22 SWPL Cup fixtures

    We’ll face Rangers, Aberdeen, Boroughmuir Thistle and Queen’s Park in the group stage of the 2021/22 SWPL Cup.

    Paul Brownlie’s first competitive matches in charge will start with a home tie with Rangers on 15 August in Group A.

    ’Well will then travel north to face newly-promoted Aberdeen on 22 August.

    On 25 August, a home tie against SWPL2 side Boroughmuir Thistle will come before rounding off the group stages with a trip to face Queen’s Park on 29 August.

    The two top teams in the group will qualify for the next round of the competition.

    Confirmed dates, venues and kick-off times will be made available shortly.

  • First team

    The Motherwell FC 2021/22 away kit

    The Motherwell FC 2021/22 away kit

    Our away kit for the 2021/22 season is here.

    The predominantly black kit, with amber throughout, will be worn by our teams as a change outfit in the new campaign.

    You can pre-order yours online now.

    Once again, the kit is rich with detail.

    The amber pinstripe detail down the front of the kit is part of a strict two-colour design, with amber piping throughout the shirt, shorts and socks.

    Under the hood, the necktape adds an extra layer of detail, with the words “Since I was young, I followed on” emblazoned on the inside.

    Manufactured again by Macron, the shirt also features our main sponsor Paycare and fellow partners Glen’s Vodka and G4 Claims, as well as our ongoing partnership with North Lanarkshire Suicide Prevention.

  • Women

    Trio staying on for new SWPL1 season

    Trio staying on for new SWPL1 season

    Abby Skelton, Rachel Connor and Claire Adams have renewed terms for the upcoming SWPL1 season.

    The trio, who play on the wing, at full-back and in midfield respectively, will be with Paul Brownlie’s side for the kick-off of the campaign in August.

    “Our rebuilding process is well under way for this coming season,” Brownlie said.

    “We want Motherwell in the best position come August.

    “To get the commitment from the current squad shows just how much each of them have bought into the positive changes happening here at the club.

    “I’m extremely happy Abby, Rachel and Claire have committed themselves to Motherwell for another season.”

    Abby Skelton

    Returning for her second season in claret and amber, Abby Skelton has renewed terms for another campaign.

    The pacy winger will look to cement her place in the starting side this season.

    “I’m really looking forward to the new season at Motherwell and working under experienced coaches,” she said.

    “When I heard Paul being announced as head coach, I knew the standard of coaching would be high this season and it’s a real positive step for Motherwell going forward.”

    Rachel Connor

    Twenty-year-old Rachel Connor has also signed on for another season.

    A reliable full-back in 2020/21, Connor will be looking to improve her game once again in the new campaign.

    “I’m delighted to be renewing my stay at Motherwell,” she said.

    “I’m looking forward to pushing on and developing as a team with Paul coming in.”

    Claire Adams

    One of the longest-serving players in the squad, midfielder Adams remains at the club for her third season at Motherwell.

    “I’m delighted to have re-signed for Motherwell again this season,” she said.

    “I know Paul really well. I am looking forward to working with him again, and excited for the challenges ahead.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    SPFL Trust Trophy draw

    SPFL Trust Trophy draw

    Motherwell B will face Stranraer in the first round of the SPFL Trust Trophy.

    The young Steelmen will be away in the tie, which will be played on 10/11 August 2021.

    The venue and kick-off time will be confirmed shortly.

    Should they progress, ‘Well will host Partick Thistle on September 4/5.

  • First team

    Five fast facts about Liam Kelly

    Five fast facts about Liam Kelly

    Liam Kelly made his return to Motherwell on Monday, signing on a permanent basis from QPR.

    Here’s a quick refresher on what we’re getting from the goalkeeper.

    Here to stay

    Having been on loan last campaign, Kelly has now signed a three-year deal at Fir Park.

    Taking the number one jersey, the move on a permanent basis is a coup for the club and an important step in manager Graham Alexander’s recruitment plans.

    Pivotal figure

    From 21 appearances for the Steelmen in his first spell, Kelly kept seven clean sheets and was a vital match winner on many occasions, with a succession of important saves.

    Held in high regard

    Despite only making the move on loan from QPR in January, Kelly’s performances earned him the accolade of being voted the players’ player of the season at Motherwell in 2020/21.

    His genuine surprise – and pride – at being named was captured on camera after the final game of the season, and was a well-earned prize after quickly becoming an influential figure on and off the pitch.

    International hopes

    After impressing in the Premiership with Livingston in 2018/19, the ‘keeper rightly earned a call into the Scotland squad for Euro qualifiers against Kazakhstan and San Marino.

    Kelly had to make do with a place on the bench for both matches, but no doubt remains in the thoughts of the national team going into the next round of FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

    Keeping it in the family

    The goalkeeper’s family are also involved in football. His brother Sean – a defender – is with Falkirk, having previously been with Ross County, AFC Wimbledon and St Mirren.

    His younger brother is also in St Mirren’s academy as a goalkeeper.