The Motherwell boss talks about the need to believe the team can take all three points.
- First team
Graham Alexander previews CelticFriday 15 October 2021
Join IPSO’s first team scouting courseFriday 15 October 2021
We’ve partnered with the International Professional Scouting Organisation.
The club will benefit from access to further education from the organisation.
IPSO will deliver their Level One course on first-team scouting at our home match with Hearts on 20 November 2021.
“We’ve been invited up to deliver our Level One course for CPD work which will have in attendance some of the staff at Motherwell as they look to build and progress their scouting department,” Colin Chambers, the education director of IPSO, said of the collaboration.
“We think this is a great move for both parties and we can help Motherwell with any future scouts not only in Scotland but in England, Ireland and Wales not forgetting Europe if need be.
“As we look to build a good relationship, we are hoping to do many things with Motherwell which could help in many areas in the future.”
Nick Daws, Motherwell’s head of recruitment operations, added: “We are delighted to collaborate with one of the leading providers in scouting and analysis education as we develop and strengthen our approach to recruitment and look to provide a pathway into the professional game for talented and enthusiastic people.”
- First team
Get your tickets for Dundee United awayThursday 14 October 2021
Tickets are now on sale for our trip to face Dundee United.
The Steelmen head to Tannadice in the cinch Premiership on Saturday 23 October.
Motherwell fans will be located in the Jim McLean Fair Play Upper.
Tickets are priced at:
- Adult: £26
- Concessions: £14 (over 65s, students and Under 18s)
- Under 12s: £5 (only with full-paying adult)
Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concession tickets are subject to inspection at the gate. Please ensure you bring your ID with you (eg. Young Scot card / Student ID / Bus pass).
ABBA tribute nightThursday 14 October 2021
Scotland’s number one ABBA tribute duo Super Troopers are coming back to Fir Park.
Playing live at the Centenary Suite at Fir Park on Saturday 19 March, tickets are a bargain £6 per person to have a great night with friends.
Tickets are now available online at tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, or you can give us a call on 01698 333333 to book your place.
- Reserves & Under 18s
Three in Scotland Under 17s squadWednesday 13 October 2021
Three young Motherwell talents have again been called up to the Scotland Under 17 squad.
Adam MacDonald, Lennon Miller and Bailey Rice return to the selection for three UEFA Under-17 Championship qualifying round games in Northern Ireland.
Scotland will take on Northern Ireland in Lurgan on 27 October, before facing Albania in Belfast on 30 October and then Italy in Portadown on 2 November.
The three were previously in the squad for games against Wales in early September.
MacDonald has already turned professional this summer at the club, with Miller and Rice both members of our academy.
Hearts next in SWPL1Tuesday 12 October 2021
Motherwell face off against Hearts next in SWPL1 on Sunday 17 October at Alliance Park.
Kick-off is 4pm.
Come and watch
Tickets for Sunday’s match between Motherwell and Hearts are available for supporters.
Adult entry to the stadium will cost £5. Children will get in for free. All spectators will be housed in our covered seating area.
There are no tickets sold online and will be pay at the gate only.
Tale of the tape
Motherwell are unbeaten in their last six games against the Jambos, winning five and drawing one, with Hearts last beating Motherwell in October 2017.
Motherwell came away with all three points in each of the fixtures against Hearts last season.
Last time out, Motherwell won 1-0 in the capital thanks to a Jade Gallon penalty.
Motherwell come into this game off the back of keeping two clean sheets in their last two fixtures.
A 0-0 against Spartans in Edinburgh in their last game, despite going down to 10 players and a comfortable 3-0 victory in the Lanarkshire derby the week prior will give the women of steel ample confidence going into the game against Hearts.
Hearts were beaten 2-0 against champions Glasgow City in their last fixture, but picked up their first points of the league season against Aberdeen the week prior, staging a comeback from 2-0 down to win 3-2.
- First team
Next up: CelticTuesday 12 October 2021
Motherwell host Celtic next in the cinch Premiership.
Kick-off at Fir Park on Saturday is at 3pm.
Limited tickets remain for home sections.
Please buy now to avoid missing out. There will be no cash gates in operation and tickets must be purchased in advance.
To buy, please call 01698 333333 or visit the ticket office at Fir Park. The ticket office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 4pm on Friday.
Our capacity will be limited to under 10,000 for this match. Vaccine certification is not required.
Away fan sales
Celtic fans should contact their club direct for tickets.
Fans of both clubs can buy a live stream of the game from ppv.motherwellfc.co.uk for £12.
The game is available to purchase in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Please note that due to UEFA restrictions, this game is not purchasable if you are in England.
If you’re a Motherwell season ticket holder who cannot make the match, you can still watch a live stream for free at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.
International viewers can watch through our subscription service at live.motherwellfc.co.uk. Packages start at as little as £12.50 per month to watch all 38 cinch Premiership fixtures.
Tale of the tape
Celtic have won nine of the last 10 encounters between the two teams.
The one positive for Motherwell in that period came in a 1-1 home draw in December 2018, with Danny Johnson netting late at Fir Park.
Motherwell sit a point above Celtic in the Premiership table.
The visitors have won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five league matches, and were 2-1 away winners at Aberdeen in their last outing.
The Steelmen have won three, drawn one and lost one from the last five, with defeat coming in the last game away at Hearts.
- First team
Players try their hand at PictionaryMonday 11 October 2021
It’s the international break so the Motherwell squad are having a bit of time off.
Scotsman Mark O’Hara and Englishman Callum Slattery team up to test their artistic side as they take on the foreign duo of Kevin van Veen from the Netherlands and Norway’s Sondre Solholm.
The aim is to identify your team mate’s drawings as fast as possible to defeat the opposition.
- First team
Steven Lawless leaves MotherwellMonday 11 October 2021
Steven Lawless has left Motherwell, after the club and the player mutually agreed to end his current contract.
The 30-year-old returned to the club in January of this year from English League One side Burton Albion, with a deal to the end of the current campaign.
We would like to thank Steven for his two spells at Fir Park and wish him every success in his future career.
Draw at Spartans in SWPL1Sunday 10 October 2021
Motherwell battled hard to earn a well-deserved point against Spartans at Ainslie Park on Sunday.
Both sides would be provided with several opportunities throughout. However, neither side could apply the finishing touch.
Gill Inglis would be denied the opener early on, before Rosie McQuillan passed up a gilt-edged opportunity for the hosts early into the first half.
The women of steel move up into eighth in the SWPL1 table and will be full of confidence as they host Hearts at Alliance Park next week.
Motherwell applied the early pressure and were unfortunate not to open the scoring in the early stages.
Amy Anderson’s perfectly-timed through ball was superbly controlled by Inglis, who cut inside and fired towards goal. But the forward’s curling effort was brilliantly parried away by the goalkeeper.
Spartans would have the best chance of the game minutes later. Simone McMahon’s long ball sliced through the Motherwell defence, leaving McQuillan through on goal.
The forward skilfully rounded Khym Ramsay but couldn’t apply the finishing touch as she fired wide of the empty net.
Motherwell would come agonisingly close to the opener on the half hour mark.
Leanne Crichton’s floated cross was superbly flicked on by Lori Gardner from close range, but Spartans goalkeeper Rachel Harrison reacted quickly to make a smart save.
Motherwell would be reduced to 10 as Paige McAllister was given her marching orders midway through the second half.
McAllister appeared to have timed her tackle perfectly, but the referee made no hesitations and quickly brandished the red card.
Motherwell came close to the winner late on. Crichton’s whipped in free kick was brilliantly met by Claire Crosbie at the back post, but the defender’s powerful headed effort fell wide of the Spartans goal.
This result will be a real confidence boost for Motherwell as they continue to build on last week’s derby day result over Hamilton.
Paul Brownlie’s side may feel slightly aggrieved to have not found the winner as they controlled large parts of the game.