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    Celtic kick off time change

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    Rangers 4–1 Motherwell

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    International Review September

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    We’re back

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    An update on our boys out on loan

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    Joe Efford leaves the club

  • Women

    Match Preview: Rangers (A)

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    Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

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    The Motherwell FC Hall of Fame 2023

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    Beginning the next chapter of life // Blair Spittal

  • First team

    Celtic kick off time change

    Celtic kick off time change

    Our kick-off time for our home match against Celtic later this month has been brought forward.  

    Originally kicking off at 3pm, the match will now start at the slightly earlier time of 12.30pm on Saturday 30 September.


  • Women

    Rangers 4–1 Motherwell

    Rangers 4–1 Motherwell

    Motherwell’s matchday woes on the road persisted in Cumbernauld, as the women of steel suffered a 4-1 defeat to league leaders Rangers under the lights of a rainswept Broadwood stadium on Wednesday.

    Kirsty Maclean got Rangers off the mark after half an hour to give Jo Potter’s side a slim advantage at the break. Rio Hardy doubled the advantage early into the second half, with Rachel McLaughlin adding a third on the hour mark.

    Carla Boyce pulled one back in the latter stages of the second half, but a 90th-minute Kirsty Howat strike settled an assured 3-goal advantage for the hosts.

    Head coach Paul Brownlie made three changes from Sunday’s late defeat to Partick Thistle, with Kaitlyn Canavan, Sarah Gibb and Hannah Cunningham returning to the starting XI, as Katie Rice, Tara McGonigle and Carla Boyce settled for a place on the bench.

    Looking to put a halt to their recent away record, Motherwell started brightly, testing Victoria Esson in the Rangers goal. Canavan shielded the ball well at the edge of the box before being impeded at the edge of the Rangers penalty area. McDonald-Nguah stepped up and drilled an exceptional effort that looked destined for the top-right corner before curling agonisingly over the crossbar.

    The Gers broke the deadlock midway through the first-half, as Middag’s short corner caught the Motherwell defence off-guard, and Laura Berry coasted through the visiting penalty area before coolly dispatching an accurate finish into the bottom-right corner.

    The hosts netted a second moments after the restart, with Mclaughlin’s pinpoint delivery from the right sailing invitingly into the path of Hardy, who headed home with ease.

    The third of the evening came shortly after, with McLaughlin converting with a composed finish, picking out the bottom-corner.

    A late Motherwell resurgence saw a flurry of chances narrowly evade the Rangers goal. A floated delivery from the right was accurately met by an unmarked Chelsie Watson in the air, but the centre-backs wayward header failed to trouble the Rangers stopper.

    Amy Anderson tried her luck from distance, with a spectacular effort from over 30-yards out rattling the crossbar, but the breakthrough failed to materialise.

    As the full-time whistle approached, Motherwell finally got their reward. Indecision in the Rangers backline allowed Boyce to capitalise, with the striker curling a precise effort into the bottom-left corner, leaving Esson caught in no-man’s land.

    Motherwell pushed forward in search of a second and found themselves caught on the counter, with the hosts netting a decisive fourth, as Howat volleyed home Mia McAulay’s delivery.

    Motherwell will return to home this weekend looking to preserve their unbeaten record at K-Park, with Hibs the visitors in East Kilbride.

  • First team

    International Review September

    International Review September

    Motherwell were in action all over the world this month, with five players on international duty.

    Lennon Miller

    Lennon Miller made his first appearance at Scotland Under 19 level. The midfielder played 90 minutes in Scotland’s first friendly match against Belgium. Miller and Scotland lost 3-0, despite an encouraging performance.

    In their second match against Czech Republic, Miller was named on the bench however featured for 30 minutes in the second half. He notched an assist in the process as Scotland drew 2-2.

    Bevis Mugabi

    It was a huge night for Uganda as they had hopes of qualifying for AFCON in Ivory Coast. To do so, Uganda needed a win and to hope other results went their way.

    Bevis Mugabi was named in the starting lineup and Uganda proved too strong for Niger as the Cranes recorded a 2-0 win. However, Tanzania drew with group winners Algeria which was enough for the former to finish second place, a point above Uganda.

    During the Ugandan National Team’s time in Morocco, the country was hit with a 6.8-magnitude earthquake which has seen over 2000 people killed. Thankfully, Mugabi and his the rest of the squad avoided injury and departed the country safely.

    Brodie Spencer

    Brodie Spencer was called into Northern Ireland’s Under 21 squad initially but was then called into the senior squad due to injuries.

    He was an unused substitute in both matches where Northern Ireland travelled to Slovenia and Kazakhstan. They lost both matches 4-2 and 1-0 respectively.

    Liam Kelly

    After joined up with the Scotland squad ahead of their matches against Cyprus and England, Liam Kelly had to withdraw prior the matches being played due to injury.

    Davor Zravkovski

    North Macedonia has two matches in this international period. The first match was a tricky game against Italy at home. Still waiting for his first senior international cap, Davor Zdravkovski wasn’t named in the matchday squad for their match against Italy. North Macedonia recorded 1-1 draw.

    In their second match against Malta, Zdravkovski was an unused substitute with North Macedonia coming away with a 2-0 win.

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    We’re back

    We’re back

    With international football now over, domestic action returns with St Mirren the visitors to Fir Park on Saturday. 

    Kick off is 3pm.

    How to follow the game
    Hunter Stand O’Donnell, Cooper, McLean Stand
    Adults £24 £26
    Concessions £19 £19
    Young Adults £12 £12
    Juniors £6 £6

    – Concessions Tickets would be ages 65 and over and FT Students with a valid matric card.
    – Young Adults tickets would ages 12 to 17.
    – Juveniles would be 11 and under

    Supporters are able to buy tickets online here or visit the ticket office at Fir Park.

    Ticket Office open from 11am – the ticket office is open until kick-off with no pay gate facility.

    Tickets can be purchased online.

    If you are outside the UK, you can watch the game via Motherwell TV.

    Should you be in the UK, it will be live commentary only.

    Kit watch

    We will be wearing our home kit on Saturday.

    Team News

    Calum Butcher remains missing for this match.

    Mika Biereth, Pape Souare, Conor Wilkinson and Jon Obika are also all unavailable for Saturday.

    Liam Kelly is a doubt after he pulled out of the Scotland squad with a back injury last week.

    Blair Spittal and Shane Blaney are also struggling with knocks and will be assessed this week.

    Motherwell’s Fortunes

    It’s been an incredible run of form for the Steelmen. They are joint top of the table after four games and remain unbeaten.

    It was a memorable trip to the capital in the last game before the international break, with Callum Slattery’s goal the difference in a 1-0 win over Hearts.

    The result means Stuart Kettlewell is yet to taste defeat on the road in the cinch Premiership since his arrival, with Motherwell going ten games unbeaten in the league which is our best run since 2010.

    Opposition Report

    St Mirren are also unbeaten in the league thus far, with two wins and two draws in the cinch Premiership. They have drew their last two games against Aberdeen and Livingston before the break.

    They got the better of Motherwell in the Viaplay Cup last month, with a 1-0 win in Paisley.

    There has been a spread amongst the team when it comes to goals for St Mirren. Former Motherwell man Mikael Mandron remains their top goalscorer this season, with four goals in all competitions. Alex Grieve has two goals in his last four games with Stav Nachmani also notching his first league goal last time out against Livingston.

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    An update on our boys out on loan

    An update on our boys out on loan

    We have seven players currently out on loan in various leagues. 

    Ricki Lamie

    Joining Dundee at the end of August, Ricki Lamie was an unused substitute against Hearts as he joined the night prior.

    He made his debut away to St Johnstone seven days later, playing the full match. He scored just shy of the hour mark to give his side a two goal advantage. The home side would produce a sensational comeback in the latter stages of the match as the Dee had to settle for a point.

    Sam Campbell

    Young centre-back Sam Campbell signed a new deal in the summer before joining League 1 side Annan Athletic on loan.

    Making his debut against Kilmarnock in the Viaplay Cup back in July, Campbell has made eight appearances for Annan since with the Black and Golds Galabankies picking up four points in the league so far.

    The 19-year-old did miss a couple of games in August due to a slight knock but returned to full fitness shortly after.

    Robbie Garcia

    17-year-old Robbie Garcia was on the bench for the Motherwell first-team against St Mirren last month, before joining Lowland League side Cowdenbeath on loan.

    He made his debut on 2 September against Berwick Rangers, where he featured for 12 minutes in a 2-0 win.

    Three days later, he was handed his first start against Tranent at home, with the visitors picking up the 2-0 win before being an unused sub against Gala Fairydean in Cowdenbeath’s last match.

    Barry Maguire

    The games have been coming thick and fast for Barry Maguire and Kidderminster Harriers in the National League. With three draws and two losses in his first five games in the league, Maguire has been building up fitness since his arrival Worcestershire.

    Playing a half in both of his first two matches against Bromley and Ebbsfleet, he played an hour against Southend before playing a full 90 last Saturday against Rochdale. Continuing to apply his trade his trade in the middle of the pitch, Maguire has featured a total of four times now for The Harriers as they now get ready to take on Solihull Moors on Saturday.

    Ross Tierney

    Similarly to Maguire, Ross Tierney has been involved in a busy period for Walsall. From taking on Hollywood’s Wrexham to a tie against Premier League Under 21 side Brighton and Hove Albion, Tierney has been racking up the minutes on the pitch.

    In his time down south, the Irishman has made six appearances for Walsall and has been an unused substitute on three occasions. He has been involved in every match day squad since his arrival. He scored against Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Cup in what was his debut for the The Saddlers. Against Rovers, he also bagged an assist. Sitting on 11 points after seven games in League Two, it has been a promising start for Tierney and his new side.

    Adam MacDonald

    Adam MacDonald has become something of a regular starter at Cowdenbeath in the Lowland League since his arrival on loan. The 17-year-old has started six games, with his first goal for the club coming in his second match against Edinburgh Uni.

    He scored his second goal last Saturday, coming on a second half substitute against Gala Fairydean. The midfielder scored with only five minutes remaining, earning his side a point.

    A successful spell so far at Cowdenbeath, MacDonald will now be looking to add to his eight appearances at the Blue Brazil.

    Robbie Mahon

    Winger Robbie Mahon has made eight appearances so far for Edinburgh City in all competitions. It has been a troublesome spell at the League One outfit, with no wins so far across the board and a SPFL Trust Trophy exit to East Kilbride on Saturday.

    Despite the tricky run of form, Mahon has bagged an assist so far in his three starts and five substitute appearances. He missed their last match against East Kilbride in the SPFL Trust Trophy with a return to league action against Montrose next on the list for Edinburgh City.

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    Joe Efford leaves the club

    Joe Efford leaves the club

    Joe Efford has left the club having had his contact terminated by mutual consent.

    The American forward joined the club in January 2022 and has made 31 appearances for the Steelmen, scoring four goals.

    He has made three appearances this season, starting once against Kilmarnock at Fir Park in August.

    We thank Joe for his efforts at Motherwell and wish him well for the future.

  • Women

    Match Preview: Rangers (A)

    Match Preview: Rangers (A)

    A swift return to action will see Motherwell turn their attention to title-chasing Rangers, with a tough trip to Broadwood expected, as the hosts remain unbeaten domestically with five wins and a draw against defending champions Glasgow City.

    Motherwell will be looking to replicate their impeccable home record that has yet to materialise on the road. The women of steel’s hunt for their first points away from home continued in Glasgow, as Paul Brownlie’s side left Springburn empty-handed, with Thistle netting a decisive late opener.

    The Tale of the Tape


    The women of steel will be looking to break their recent struggles away from home, with three narrow defeats to Aberdeen, Glasgow City and Partick Thistle failing to mirror the squads successes at K-Park.

    Brownlie’s side faced a closely-fought encounter last time out at Broadwood, with a 89th-minute Chelsea Cornet goal doubling Hannah Davidson’s early first-half opener, as chances from Kaela McDonald-Nguah and Katie Rice narrowly evaded the target.

    Laura McCartney has returned to the matchday squad and will be eligible for contention this week, with Morgan Cross, Morgan Hay and Eve Donald all doubtful for a return following injuries sustained in the past week.


    The hosts have built a fine start to the 2023/24 SWPL campaign, with Jo Potter’s side remaining unbeaten in their opening six league encounters, including a pulsating 1-8 victory over Dundee United at Foundation Park.

    Rangers’ prolific form in-front of goal has the Glasgow side sat comfortably at the top of the SWPL league table, netting 23-times thus far whilst maintaining a one-point advantage over rivals Celtic.

    Midfielder Chelsea Cornet leads the goalscoring chart in Glasgow, netting five-times so far, with striker Kirsty Howat also netting her fourth goal of the new campaign by rounding off her hat-trick against United last weekend.

    Ticket Information

    • Adult – £7
    • Concession – £3
    • Juvenile – £3

    How to follow the action

    Supporters can follow Sunday’s encounter on Twitter @motherwellwomen, with a full report of the action available post-match.

  • Women

    Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

    Partick Thistle 1-0 Motherwell

    A closely fought afternoon in Springburn was narrowly separated by a late Partick Thistle goal, with the hosts capitalising on a late chance in a game scarce of goal-scoring opportunities for both sides.

    Megan Robb’s late strike was enough to secure Thistle’s fourth victory of the new campaign, sealing a harsh 1-0 defeat to end the women of steel’s recent unbeaten run.

    Head coach Paul Brownlie named an unchanged starting XI from Sunday’s commanding 3-1 victory over newly promoted Montrose, with Laura McCartney replacing recent acquisition Morgan Cross on the bench following an injury sustained midweek.

    With both sides trading possession and failing to land a shot on target in the opening exchanges, Carla Boyce came close to breaking the deadlock midway through the first half. A dangerous delivery from the left caused indecision within the Thistle backline, with the ball falling kindly to Boyce on the half-volley at the edge of the box, but the strikers effort sailed wide of the target.

    Motherwell’s claims for a penalty were soon dismissed despite Thistle stopper Megan Cunningham seemingly colliding with Louisa Boyes deep into the opposing penalty area, but the referee quickly waived play on despite the adamant protests from the Motherwell players.

    With both sides tiring in the soaring heat and the game seemingly destined for another draw, Thistle netted the opener in the dying stages.

    Amy Bulloch’s floated delivery from the left was punched clear by Mutch, but the following clearance fell into the path of Robb at the back post, and the midfielders volley ratted the crossbar before nesting into the roof of the net.

    Chasing a late equaliser, Motherwell ambitiously flooded the hosts penalty area with crosses, and were seemingly denied their second penalty claim of the afternoon, with Boyes again on the receiving end of a replicated challenge from the first half, but again the referee dismissed Motherwell’s pleas.

    Ultimately, chances proved to be too little too late for Brownlie’s side with Thistle earning all three points with a strong defensive display. Motherwell drop out of the top-six on goal difference, with Hearts gaining one place before facing local rivals Hibs later this afternoon.

  • Club

    The Motherwell FC Hall of Fame 2023

    The Motherwell FC Hall of Fame 2023

    In November this year, we will welcome the fifth batch of inductees to the Motherwell FC Hall of Fame. 

    In our 137-year history, there have been names who have forged their way into Motherwell FC history and we want to commemorate their efforts.

    We will never forget those who have forged the path to where the club sits at present day. Some with us and some sadly not, we want to come together to celebrate the proud history we have at Motherwell Football Club.

    This year, the event will take place at Dalziel Park Hotel on Friday 17 November, with host Tam Cowan inducting five new names.

    If you would like to attend our night of celebration, tickets cost £66 for adults and £30 for children under the age of 12 are on sale now.

    You can buy tickets for the dinner online or contact the commercial department on 01698 338011.

    Please note than some of the colourful language on the night may not be appropriate for young children or those easily offended.

  • First team

    Beginning the next chapter of life // Blair Spittal

    Blair Spittal has become a vital part of Motherwell’s team. The midfielder joined in the summer of 2022 and has raced towards the 50 game mark since. 

    But away from football, he has also approached the next chapter in his life with wife, Hailey. Having had their marriage delayed due to Covid-19, they purchased their first pet together, Simba.

    Now two years of age, Simba has prepared Blair and his wife for the arrival of their first child, that is due in December of this year.

    With his football going well on the pitch, he takes Simba to a local play park where he can run freely and Blair can reflect and think about how his life is going to change at the end of this year.