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    Join our mental health awareness e-clinic

  • First team

    Max Johnston loaned to Queen of the South

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

  • Archive

    Glasgow City in league opener

  • First team

    Jordan Roberts returns to Motherwell

  • First team

    Sondre Solholm Johansen signs

  • First team

    Liam Donnelly called into Northern Ireland squad

  • First team

    Three fixtures rearranged to Sunday dates

  • Women

    Motherwell end SWPL Cup campaign with win

  • First team

    Manager reacts to win over Dundee

  • Club

    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.

  • First team

    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.

  • Archive

    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.

  • First team

    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.

  • First team

    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.

  • First team

    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

     

  • Women

    Motherwell end SWPL Cup campaign with win

    Motherwell end SWPL Cup campaign with win

    Motherwell ended their SWPL Cup campaign with a second group stage win against Queen’s Park on Sunday.

    Captain Gill Inglis opened the scoring for the ‘Well early into the second half, before Abbi McDonald levelled for the hosts.

    Holli McIndoe would put Queens Park in front with a clinical finish, but Motherwell would equalise minutes later through Chelsie Watson.

    Claire Crosbie would then settle the tie late on with a well-placed header.

    Motherwell would have the best chance of the opening period. Inglis’ long ball sliced through the Queens defence, leaving Abby Callaghan through on goal

    The forward though couldn’t apply the finishing touch as her effort was easily gathered by Rachael Caddell.

    The ‘Well continued to pile on the pressure in search of the opener.

    Watson’s long ball was superbly brought down by Callaghan at the edge of the box, but the forward was left to rue her missed chances as her chipped effort rattled off the post.

    Motherwell would open the scoring minutes into the second half.

    Eilidh Martin’s inswinging cross found Inglis yards from goal, and the midfielder made no mistake as she coolly placed her strike past Caddell to give the ‘Well an early advantage in the second half.

    However, the hosts would be level minutes later. Mhairi Fyfe’s through ball found McDonald at the edge of the box, and the winger’s powerful effort arrowed past Ramsey into the bottom right corner.

    Queen’s would then take the lead on the hour mark. Goal scorer McDonald’s diagonal cross found McIndoe at the back post and the striker couldn’t miss from close range.

    However, Motherwell would equalise with 25 minutes to go. Inglis’ floated corner fell kindly to Watson who was left unmarked in the box, and the defender fired her strike home from a yard out.

    The ’Well would then regain the lead in the latter stages of the game.

    A well-worked corner routine found Crosbie at the back post, and the defender calmly placed her header past Caddell into the top right corner.

    Motherwell finish third in their SWPL Cup group, and will now look forward to their opening league encounter with champions Glasgow City next weekend.

  • First team

    Manager reacts to win over Dundee

    “Today was about grit, determination and togetherness. We’re delighted to get the win.”

    Graham Alexander reflects as Motherwell grind out a 1-0 victory in the cinch Premiership.