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  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell ahead of Hearts

  • First team

    Back home before the break

  • Club

    Use of Pyro in football stadiums

  • First team

    Mentality monsters // St Johnstone 2-2 Motherwell

  • First team

    Lennon Miller and Paul McGinn injury update

  • First team

    Brodie Spencer receives Northern Ireland call up

  • First team

    Liam Kelly in Scotland Squad

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to St Johnstone draw

  • First team

    St Johnstone 2 – 2 Motherwell

  • First team

    Blair Spittal ahead of St Johnstone

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell ahead of Hearts

    Stuart Kettlewell says the challenge for his team is finish to this round of games on a high against Hearts on Saturday. 

    He talks about the recent news regarding Lennon Miller and Paul McGinn, who picked up injuries in the last couple matches.

    An update is provided on Jon Obika, whilst the manager goes into detail about recent head injuries in matches.

  • First team

    Back home before the break

    Back home before the break

    Motherwell face Hearts at Fir Park on Saturday as they look to finish on a high before the November international break. 

    Kick off is 3pm.

    How to follow the game
    Hunter StandO’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 9am – the ticket office is open until kick-off with no pay gate facility.

    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 for this match.

    Injury Update

    Pape Souaré remains missing for this match.

    Lennon Miller will miss a minimum of three months while Paul McGinn has underwent facial surgery and will miss approximately six weeks.

    Jon Obika is nearing recovery and will be assessed closer to Saturday.

    Motherwell Fortune’s

    Motherwell picked up a hard earned point in Perth, coming back from 2-0 down to pick up a draw. Shane Blaney scored his first Motherwell goal whilst Mika Biereth scored his fourth goal in five games.

    It’s still been eight games without a win for the Steelmen but the second-half comeback could bring renewed confidence.

    Opposition Report

    Hearts were in Viaplay semi-final action on Sunday against Rangers at Hampden, losing 3-1 to the Gers.

    Prior to the trip to Hampden, the Jambos beat Livingston 1-0 at Tynecastle.

    They are fifth in the table on 14 points as it stands.

    Lawrence Shankland has been the main source of goals this season for Hearts. The striker is on eight goals in all competitions, but despite less minutes on the pitch, Alex Lowry has been a provider, notching four assists and one goal in 13 games.

  • Club

    Use of Pyro in football stadiums

    Use of Pyro in football stadiums

    We need to reiterate that the use of pyrotechnics in football grounds is a criminal offence and we are disappointed they were used by some of our supporters at last night’s game.

    The use of pyrotechnics can cause injury to players, stewards and fellow supporters.

    If this continues, the club could be subject to sanctions.

    Supporters are the most important component of match days and we encourage that support to continue in a safe manner.

  • First team

    Mentality monsters // St Johnstone 2-2 Motherwell

    Stuart Kettlewell has been hoping that his team would spark into life at McDiarmid Park on Tuesday night, and it looked like they had done just that when Conor Wilkinson found the back of the net having dinked Mitov in goals. 

    A VAR check would follow however and after the goal was ruled out for handball, St Johnstone powered home two goals from corners to take a healthy lead into the break.

    Another game and the big moments seemed to be going in the opposite way of Motherwell, however they didn’t give up.

    With the introduction of Theo Bair and Georgie Gent, Motherwell were lively and got a deserved goal through Shane Blaney just past the hour mark.

    Less than 10 minutes later, Mika Biereth finished off a team move to level the game with 15 minutes remaining.

    The visitors continued to push to find a winner with Oli Shaw presented with the best chance to win the game, however he couldn’t get the ball out of his feet in time.

    Motherwell came back to earn a point from behind once again this season, a similar tale that Stuart Kettlewell wants to rectify ahead of Hearts on Saturday.

  • First team

    Lennon Miller and Paul McGinn injury update

    Lennon Miller and Paul McGinn injury update

    Lennon Miller and Paul McGinn have both picked up injuries that will keep them out for a period of time. 

    17-year-old Lennon Miller sustained a knee injury against Aberdeen in the cinch Premiership at the start of November.

    As a result, it’s expected he will face a minimum of three months on the sidelines to achieve a full recovery.

    Paul McGinn picked up a facial injury against Kilmarnock and has underwent surgery.

    The surgeon has advised us that he is expected to be out for approximately six weeks.

    Speedy recovery, Lennon and Paul.

  • First team

    Brodie Spencer receives Northern Ireland call up

    Brodie Spencer receives Northern Ireland call up

    Brodie Spencer has been named in the latest Northern Ireland squad.

    Northern Ireland round of their EURO 2024 qualifying campaign with a double header in November.

    They will travel to face Finland Friday 17 November before round off their campaign against Denmark on Monday 20 November.

    • Finland v Northern Ireland
    • 5pm KO
    • 17th November 
    • Helsinki Olympic Stadium

     

    • Northern Ireland v Denmark
    • 7.45pm KO
    • 20th November
    • Windsor Park
  • First team

    Liam Kelly in Scotland Squad

    Liam Kelly in Scotland Squad

    Liam Kelly has been named in the Scotland squad for the upcoming November internationals. 

    Scotland face Georgia in Tbilsi on Thursday 16 November before a home match against Norway on Sunday 19 November.

    Scotland have already qualified for EURO 2024 however will now look to top the group.

    Liam Kelly earned his first cap last month for the dark blues and faces competition from Zander Clark and Robbie McCrorie this time around.

    • Georgia v Scotland 
    • 5pm KO
    • Thursday 16 November
    • Boris Paichadze, Tbilsi

     

    • Scotland v Norway 
    • 7.45pm KO
    • Sunday 19 November
    • Hampden Park, Glasgow
  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to St Johnstone draw

    Stuart Kettlewell’s thoughts on tonight’s 2-2 draw with St Johnstone.

    • Not up to standard in the first half

    • Didn’t roll over

    • We could have won the game

  • First team

    St Johnstone 2 – 2 Motherwell

    St Johnstone 2 – 2 Motherwell

    Motherwell had to battle from behind to claim a point at McDiarmid Park.

    Second-half goals from Shane Blaney and Mika Biereth cancelled out a two-goal St Johnstone advantage.

    The Steelmen thought they had take the lead in the 12th minute as a ball over the top found Conor Wilkinson. He cooly lifted the ball over Mitov and into the net but VAR ruled there was a handball in the build up.

    It looked like a bright start but minutes later, the home side were ahead.

    A corner from the left found Nicky Clark, who rose highest in the box and headed past Kelly.

    In the 27th minute, there was another corner and another goal.

    A delivery pinged about the box and fell at the feet of Andy Considine who finished from 6 yards.

    ‘Well had a decent spell of pressure as they looked for a goal just before the break but Dan Casey’s diving header was cleared as it looked to be goalbound.

    Stuart Kettlewell made a change at the break with Theo Bair coming on for Brodie Spencer and the Canadian almost made an immediate impact.

    Blair Spittal’s ball across the box seemed destined for the big striker but a last-ditch tackle from Ryan McGowan cleared the danger.

    With just over twenty minutes to go, the Steelmen had a life-line. A Motherwell corner was recycled to Spittal and his ball into the box was nodded across goal to Shane Blaney who headed in his first goal in claret and amber.

    Motherwell looked rejuvenated and grabbed an equalised sixe minutes later.

    Substitute Georgie Gent burst down the left and delivered a poinpoint cross to Mika Biereth who applied an expert volleyed finish – his third goal in his last four games.

    Liam Kelly was forced into a superb save from Matt Smith’s volley but it was the visitors who almost snatched three points as Oli Shaw was slid in but the ball seemed to get caught up in his feet and the chance was gone.

    Motherwell team: Kelly, O’Donnell, Casey, Butcher, Blaney, Spencer, Spittal, Slattery, Paton, Biereth, Wilkinson.

    Motherwell subs: Oxborough, Gent, Mugabi, Zdravkovski, Wells, L.Ross, M.Ross, Shaw, Bair.

  • First team

    Blair Spittal ahead of St Johnstone

    Blair Spittal knows it’s not been good enough results wise of late for Motherwell but insists that this team have the quality to turn that around. 

    The midfielder says the team have been working hard behind the scenes and doing that little bit extra to try and spark the turnaround in fortunes.