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    INSIDE MOTHERWELL // Home comforts

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    Channel Finance are new main sponsors of our women’s team

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    Join our mental health awareness e-clinic

  • First team

    Max Johnston loaned to Queen of the South

  • First team

    Darragh O’Connor // Living alone with Kevin van Veen

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    Glasgow City in league opener

  • First team

    Jordan Roberts returns to Motherwell

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    Sondre Solholm Johansen signs

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    Liam Donnelly called into Northern Ireland squad

  • First team

    Three fixtures rearranged to Sunday dates

  • First team

    INSIDE MOTHERWELL // Home comforts

    Things are finally getting fully back to normal in ML1.

    The match with Hibernian at the start of August marked the first return for all season ticket holders, as well as the first away support in the cinch Premiership since Covid issues began in March 2020.

    The club’s vice-captain Liam Kelly spent time on loan at the club in the second half of the 2020/21 season, but never got to play in front of fans. Now back at the club permanently, he discusses the emotions of finally getting to line up in front of supporters at Fir Park.

    Darragh O’Connor is one of the new faces at the club this summer.

    The Irish central defender arrived from Leicester City and has quickly settled into life in Scotland, with another popular new recruit close by.

    On the field, a difficult trip to Livingston brought a moment of history, while the month ended with another bumper home crowd as Dundee paid a visit.

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    Channel Finance are new main sponsors of our women’s team

    Channel Finance are new main sponsors of our women’s team

    Channel Finance are the new main sponsor of our women’s team.

    The partnership will see the Channel Finance logo featured across the women’s team shirts in all competitive home and away games for the next two seasons.

    Channel Finance are an established business finance broker in the area, offering a full portfolio of financial products. The company provide clients with a professional service with access to an array of lending possibilities.

    “I am delighted to announce this partnership and I am sure Channel Finance will reap the benefits from our women playing at the top level of Scottish women’s football and TV coverage from the BBC,” Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, said.

    “I look forward to working with Michael and his team and thank him for his support”.

    Michael Savage, group CEO at Channel Finance, added: “The opportunity to support Motherwell is a personal and watershed moment as I am extremely passionate about football and the local sporting community.

    “The partnership aligns timely with our own plans to diversify our business and culture with bringing more women into our group.

    “The successful appointment of Donna Kerr, our new commercial director partner, will enable us to invest more time with our clients and the opportunity to help and support the local community.

    “This is an exciting new era for both the club and Channel Finance. Both myself and Donna are thrilled to be on this journey and are looking forward to a fantastic season and supporting the extended Motherwell football community with any financial advice they may need.”

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    Join our mental health awareness e-clinic

    Join our mental health awareness e-clinic

    Paycare Wellbeing has joined forces with partners in Scotland to organise a Motherwell mental health awareness e-clinic.

    The free virtual event, which is aimed at individuals and businesses who want to learn more about wellbeing, will run from 10am until 11am on Wednesday 8 September.

    Booking your free place couldn’t be easier – simply click here.

    It’s being run in conjunction with Motherwell FC and will feature guests Robert Nesbitt from the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Aaron Connolly from Time to Tackle.

    SAMH has been running for almost 100 years, launching in 1923, and is Scotland’s national mental health charity which works with adults and young people to provide support within social care, primary care, schools and other settings.

    Time to Tackle was set up by Aaron and Siobhán Connolly after Aaron struggled to find support for his mental health.

    They run an award-winning Football Therapy programme and aim to challenge stigma, promote open and honest conversations, and create peer support networks to combat loneliness.

    “We are delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Motherwell FC even further by jointly hosting a free webinar focused around mental health,” Paycare’s wellbeing manager Kerry B Mitchell explained.

    “I’ll be sharing some information about various conditions and risk factors, tips on approaching difficult conversations, signposting pathways, and some of the statistics and myths around mental health.

    “I’m sure with the Scottish Association for Mental Health and Time to Tackle both joining us on the e-clinic that it’ll be a really interesting and informative hour for those attending.

    “It’s so important for us all to be having these conversations, especially with more of us than ever likely to develop mental ill health during our lifetimes – and I’d like to thank Motherwell FC for their commitment to highlighting this issue.”

  • First team

    Max Johnston loaned to Queen of the South

    Max Johnston loaned to Queen of the South

    Max Johnston has joined Queen of the South on loan.

    The Scotland Under 19 international moves to the Championship club until the end of the 2021/22 season.

    “We feel this loan will greatly benefit Max’s progress at this stage of his career,” manager Graham Alexander said.

    “He’s already made his senior debut and we were looking for a club at a level we feel can help him improve his game and come back a more experienced player, with the target of becoming a regular for our team.

    “We are pleased he will get that from this move. His aim now is to show the quality needed to play week in, week out in the Championship.”

    Johnston, 17, made his Motherwell debut as a substitute against Hamilton Academical in February this year, before making his first start the following week against St Johnstone.

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    Darragh O’Connor // Living alone with Kevin van Veen

    Recruited from Leicester City in the summer, Irish defender Darragh O’Connor has had a strong start to life in ML1.

    Thrown in for our Premier Sports Cup games, the youngster is also adjusting to living alone for the first time in his life – although he’s got nearby company in another of the club’s summer signings.

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    Glasgow City in league opener

    Glasgow City in league opener

    Motherwell start their SWPL1 league campaign against champions Glasgow City at Petershill Park on Sunday.

    Kick off is 1pm.

    Watch Live

    Motherwell’s encounter with Glasgow City will be shown live on BBC Sport Scotland.

    Tale Of The Tape

    Glasgow City have won each of the last eight matches with Motherwell in SWPL1.

    Last time out, Motherwell pushed City all the way to the end but were eventual 4-2 losers in the match. Kodie Hay and Rosie Slater were the scorers for the ’Well.

    Form Guide

    Glasgow City come into the match having qualified for the quarter-finals of the SWPL Cup having topped their group comfortably unbeaten.

    They beat both Biik Kazygurt and Birkirkara, winning 3-0 and 1-0 respectively in the Champions League last month.

    Motherwell have two wins in their last two games, having finished third in their SWPL Cup group, but failed to qualify for the last eight.

  • First team

    Jordan Roberts returns to Motherwell

    Jordan Roberts returns to Motherwell

    Jordan Roberts has returned to Motherwell on loan.

    The forward, who had a successful temporary spell last campaign, is back at Fir Park until the January transfer window.

    “Bringing Jordan back to the club was a no brainer for us,” manager Graham Alexander said.

    “He had a really good spell with us last season and we’ve always wanted him to return if possible.

    “We know the qualities he brings will help us and it’s great to have him back with the team.”

    Roberts netted three goals in eight appearances in 2020/21, before injury prematurely curtailed his season.

    Signed by Hearts in 2020, the 27-year-old has also featured for Gillingham, Lincoln City, Ipswich Town, Crawley Town, Inverness CT and Aldershot.

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    Sondre Solholm Johansen signs

    Sondre Solholm Johansen signs

    Sondre Solholm Johansen has joined Motherwell.

    The Norwegian defender has signed a three-year contract, pending the processing of his work permit and international clearance.

    “We’re delighted to bring Sondre in and see how his qualities help us improve,” manager Graham Alexander said of his new recruit.

    “We’ve watched a lot of him and been impressed with his defensive attributes, plus his technical ability is an added bonus.

    “He’s shown a great willingness to come here and we know he will enjoy his time at the club.”

    The 26-year-old started his career with Strømsgodset, his move to Mjøndalen in 2017 saw him gradually rise to prominence in Norway’s top flight.

    Sondre passed a medical on Monday this week, with a governing body endorsement towards a work permit granted last Thursday.

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    Liam Donnelly called into Northern Ireland squad

    Liam Donnelly called into Northern Ireland squad

    Liam Donnelly has been called up by Northern Ireland.

    The Motherwell midfielder returns to the international fold for the first time since involvement on the bench in EURO 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Germany.

    Northern Ireland face Lithuania away in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying on 2 September, before travelling to face Estonia away in a friendly three days later.

    The team then return to Windsor Park on 8 September for another qualifier, with Switzerland the visitors.

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    Three fixtures rearranged to Sunday dates

    Three fixtures rearranged to Sunday dates

    Three of our matches have been moved to new Sunday dates.

    Firstly, our cinch Premiership trip to face Rangers on Saturday 18 September has been pushed back a day to Sunday 19 September, due to our opponents’ participation in the UEFA Europa League.

    Kick-off at Ibrox will be at 3pm.

    Rangers are then due to make the trip to Fir Park in late October, with that fixture now being played on Sunday 31 October.

    The game, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, will kick-off at 12pm.

    Then, in December, our trip to face Celtic has been put back by 24 hours due to their involvement in European competition.

    The game in Glasgow will now be played on Sunday 12 December with a 3pm kick-off.

    Fixture changes
    FixtureOld dateNew date
    Rangers v MotherwellSaturday 18 SeptemberSunday 19 September, 3pm
    Motherwell v RangersSaturday 30 OctoberSunday 31 October, 12pm
    Celtic v MotherwellSaturday 11 DecemberSunday 12 December, 3pm