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  • First team

    Next up: Airdrieonians

  • First team

    Manager reacts to Queen of the South

  • First team

    Motherwell 3-2 Queen of the South

  • First team

    Mich’el Parker signs for Motherwell

  • Club

    Getting ready to return to Fir Park

  • Women

    Amy Anderson joins Motherwell

  • First team

    Live stream of Motherwell v Queen of the South

  • Women

    Pair commit futures to Motherwell

  • Club

    Loch Lomond Group extend partnership

  • First team

    Keith Lasley signs new contract

  • First team

    Next up: Airdrieonians

    Next up: Airdrieonians

    The derby returns after a near 15-year absence on Wednesday night.

    Motherwell make the trip across the county to take on Airdrieonians on Wednesday 21 July. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

    Watch live

    If you’re in the UK or Republic of Ireland, you can watch the game live on Premier Sports.

    Overseas-based fans can watch via their normal subscriptions at live.motherwellfc.co.uk. Get every game in 2021/22 – home and away – streamed live for as little as £12.50 per month.


    Tickets for this fixture have now sold out.

    Around 700 ‘Well fans will be in attendance at the Penny Cars Stadium for the fixture.

    Remember – you must collect your ticket in person. On the day of the game on Wednesday, we are open for collections from 10am to 1pm.

    At the ground

    In line with current track and trace guidelines, once you are seated, stewards will attend each section of the stand and obtain your customer number to allow Airdrieonians FC to collate track and trace information.

    We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Motherwell fans should enter through the Petersburn Road gate. Parking on-site is limited and is charged at £2 per car.

    Tale of the tape

    You have to go back to January 2007 for the last time the derby was played.

    Richie Foran scored the only goal in the Scottish Cup tie, sending Motherwell through.

    Six years prior, a 2-1 win for Airdrie in the CIS Insurance Cup saw ‘Well lose away from home.

    Historically, 145 matches have been played between the two teams, with Motherwell winning 63 and Airdrie 56.

    Form guide

    Motherwell made it two wins from two in the Premier Sports Cup group stage with a comeback 3-2 win over Queen of the South on Saturday.

    The return of fans for the first time since March 2021 saw the visitors go into the break with a two-goal lead. Second half strikes from Tony Watt, Ricki Lamie and Kaiyne Woolery ensured victory.

    Airdrie have three points from two games so far, having drawn both with Annan Athletic and Queen’s Park. A penalty shootout win over Queens brought a bonus point.

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  • First team

    Manager reacts to Queen of the South

    “It’s almost a perfect day.

    “We took the fans through the Motherwell rollercoaster but we leave with smiles on our faces.”

  • First team

    Motherwell 3-2 Queen of the South

    Motherwell 3-2 Queen of the South

    Motherwell produced a stirring comeback to re-open Fir Park with a 3-2 win over Queen of the South.

    Almost 2,000 fans were in attendance as goals from Tony Watt, Ricki Lamie and Kaiyne Woolery turned a tie, in which the visitors went in 2-0 up at the break thanks to Ruari Paton’s double.

    Manager Graham Alexander made two changes from the team which won 1-0 in the opening match at Queen’s Park.

    Liam Donnelly made his first start after returning from injury, while Kevin van Veen was given his first start up top. Robbie Crawford and Kaiyne Woolery dropped to the bench.

    Buoyed by the presence of the home support, Motherwell enjoyed all the early possession in the opening exchanges, with the visitors carving out some dangerous chances on the break.

    Van Veen in particular was lively up top for the Steelmen, seeing two shots in the box blocked, before another left-footed low drive from distance was gathered by the ‘keeper.

    At the other end, Roy fired wide across a diving Kelly from the right and Joseph sent a shot over from distance as the Championship side showed threat.

    ‘Well thought the goal had arrived with seven minutes left to play in the half. Brilliant play down the left from Watt saw him drive into the area and send a ferocious drive bound for the top corner.

    With the goalkeeper beaten, the ball crashed off the crossbar and Lawless couldn’t capitalise on the rebound.

    Van Veen then headed just wide of the left-hand post, with a towering leap beating all but the ball bouncing wide.

    Then, against the run of play, the hosts would find themselves behind.

    A deep ball to the back post found East unopposed and with a free header. Paton latched on to the knockdown, steering the ball past Kelly into the bottom-right corner from close range.

    The situation would worsen on the stroke of half-time. A throw-in on the left was worked inside and, with room to shoot from 25 yards, Paton let fly.

    His low shot took a nick on the way through to finding the bottom-left corner and leave Motherwell with plenty work to do in the second period.

    They were quick out of the blocks, and within three minutes had a goal back.

    A ball in from the right was headed back across by Lamie and Watt was on hand to steer the ball home from close range.

    Van Veen powered over from close range as Motherwell continued to threaten, with the Dutchman then seeing a cutback from Carroll get caught under him as he looked to pounce from five yards.

    The pendulum was swinging, and the equaliser came with 20 to go.

    A short corner saw Maguire tap to Lawless to send the ball in and Lamie rose highest to power the header home.

    Better would follow minutes later. Positive attacking play around the area would see the ball fall to Woolery. Taking time to engineer space, his shot from 15 yards took a little touch but found the net to send the sold-out crowd into raptures.

    Motherwell: Kelly, S O’Donnell, O’Connor, Lamie, Carroll, Donnelly (Woolery), Maguire, Cornelius, Lawless (Crawford), Watt, Van Veen (McGinley).

    Subs not used: Fox, Johnston, Parker, C O’Donnell, Wilson, Amaluzor.

  • First team

    Mich’el Parker signs for Motherwell

    Mich’el Parker signs for Motherwell

    Mich’el Parker is the latest in the door at Motherwell.

    The defensive midfielder has signed a deal until January, having spent the last few months training with the team.

    “Mich’el has been training with us for a while now and shown a gradual improvement,” manager Graham Alexander said.

    “He’s a young player who has been at Liverpool and West Ham but lost his way a little.

    “He’s now got an opportunity here to show he can build a successful football career.

    “He has some work to do but he has the ability and there’s a will from him to take this chance. We look forward to helping him achieve that.”

    Mich’el will wear the number 26 jersey and is available for selection for Saturday’s homecoming Premier Sports Cup match against Queen of the South.

    The 22-year-old has been on the books at Arsenal, Liverpool, Millwall and West Ham United, featuring in Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy.

  • Club

    Getting ready to return to Fir Park

    Fans will return to Fir Park for the first time in 500 days on Saturday, with up to 2,000 fans in attendance for the Premier Sports Cup match with Queen of the South.

    Our safety and facilities manager Robert Park walks us through what the experience will be like.

    We can’t wait to welcome you back to Fir Park.

    On Saturday, you’ll return home for the first time in 500 days.

    There are few things we just need to let you know before you arrive.

    • Your ticket is on your phone. Make sure it’s charged.
    • Arrive in plenty time.
    • Wear your face covering.
    • Use the hand sanitisers provided.
    I’m having ticket trouble

    We know some of you have had difficulty adding your ticket to your wallet on your mobile device.

    Don’t panic.

    Open up the accompanying Print at Home attachment in the email we sent you.

    That document has a barcode we can also scan. Have it open on your phone and we’ll get you in.

    We can’t wait to have you home. See you at Fir Park.

    Join us beforehand

    Our bars are also back open at Fir Park.

    Join us in either the Cooper or Centenary Bars from 12pm.

    How to get in

    If you’re in the John Hunter Stand, please queue from the Knowetop School end.

    If you’re in the Davie Cooper Stand, please queue down Knowetop Avenue round into Firpark Street.

    If you’re in the South Stand, queue through the car park.

    Please show your ticket to the steward on arrival. They’ll send you the right way.

    Inside the stadium

    Wear your mask, especially when moving around.

    Kiosks are closed – but there’s free water available for you at all times.

    Please listen to the stewards at full time, so we can have a staggered exit.

  • Women

    Amy Anderson joins Motherwell

    Amy Anderson joins Motherwell

    Motherwell have signed former Hamilton captain Amy Anderson.

    The midfielder joins after a five-year stint with the club, where she made over 100 appearances.

    “I’m delighted to be a Motherwell player,” said Anderson. “Being a Motherwell supporter makes being here even more special for me.

    “I believe the club is heading in the right direction and I can’t wait to be part of it.

    “I’m looking forward to working under Paul and seeing what this team are capable of achieving.”

    The midfielder joins up with head coach Paul Brownlie and the rest of the squad for the upcoming campaign.

    “Amy is another massive signing to add to our squad for the campaign,” Brownlie said.

    “To get Amy here is yet another real statement. She will add real quality and real energy to this team.

    “Amy is a passionate Motherwell supporter, and she knows the club really well having spent time within the academy.

    “She has since developed her game away from the club. The coaching staff and I now have the responsibility to take Amy’s game to the next level.”

  • First team

    Live stream of Motherwell v Queen of the South

    Live stream of Motherwell v Queen of the South

    Can’t make Motherwell v Queen of the South on Saturday?

    A live stream of the game is available to purchase from https://ppv.motherwellfc.co.uk for £10. Get yours now.

    If you’ve just been unlucky and didn’t get a ticket, you can still come to Fir Park to see the game.

    Our Cooper and Centenary bars will be open from 12pm and will be showing the match live.

  • Women

    Pair commit futures to Motherwell

    Pair commit futures to Motherwell

    Kaela McDonald-Nguah and Lori Gardner will be staying for another season with Motherwell.

    The pair have signed one-year extensions with the club.

    Kaela McDonald-Nguah

    Staying on for her second full season at Motherwell, McDonald-Nguah will be looking to add to her goal tally further for the women of steel.

    “I’m extremely happy to have re-signed for the upcoming season,” Kaela said.

    “The future looks incredibly bright at the club. With Paul coming in, a coach who I have worked with since the age of nine.

    “I know his standards are high and he will really drive the women’s team and academy programme forward.

    “Adding the experience of Leanne Crichton highlights the direction we aim to go in.”

    Lori Gardner

    Forward Lori Gardner will be staying for her third season at Motherwell after impressing last season.

    Signed from Lanarkshire rivals Hamilton in 2019, Gardner has proven she can be pivotal in matches.

    “I’m thrilled to sign with Motherwell for another year,” Lori added.

    “I’m really looking forward to working with Paul and the rest of the coaching staff this year.

    “The past few weeks have been brilliant and I can’t wait for the season to start.”

  • Club

    Loch Lomond Group extend partnership

    Loch Lomond Group extend partnership

    Loch Lomond Group have extended their partnership with the club.

    Glen’s Vodka will continue to feature on the back of first team home and away kits in the 2021/22 campaign.

    As part of the agreement, a range of vodka and whisky products will be stocked in our stadium bars, including Glen’s Red, Loch Lomond Malt Whiskies as well as Reserve and Signature Blends.

    Chris Mitchell, CFO of Loch Lomond Group, said “‘We’re absolutely delighted to continue working with Motherwell. It, like so many here in Scotland, is a great community football club, with loyal and incredibly passionate fans.

    “Through our sponsorship of Motherwell, we’re not just investing in the players and the club but in the fans too, our consumers, whether they enjoy the beautiful game from the sofa or, hopefully in the not too distant future, from the stands.

    “The first year of our partnership has been during one of the toughest periods anyone can remember but we know that football fans are raring to get back and we’re excited to be part of that and really building on the successes we’ve had to date.”

    Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, added: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Loch Lomond Group and thank them for their continued support.

    “Following the success of the 1991 Scottish Cup commemorative whisky, a new limited-edition malt will be developed and I would welcome supporters suggestions for its theme.”

  • First team

    Keith Lasley signs new contract

    Keith Lasley has signed a new contract with the club.

    The new one-year contract extension for the assistant manager brings him in line with manager Graham Alexander and fellow assistant Chris Lucketti.

    “I’m really happy that Keith has extended his contract with us and hopefully it shows the value he brings to my coaching staff,” manager Graham Alexander said.

    “He’s been a great source of knowledge with his experience of the Scottish game since we came in, and as time has gone by we’re developing a real relationship of how we work and bring out the best in each other.

    “I know he also has a long-standing loyalty to our club, and the more people we have like that the better.”

    Lasley has a 20-year association with the club, having joined as a player in 1999.

    Except for a two-year spell away at Plymouth Argyle and a short loan at Blackpool, the vast majority of his playing career was spent at Fir Park, where he amassed 487 appearances.

    His switch to coaching came in the summer of 2017, serving as assistant ever since.