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  • Women

    Trio named in Scotland U19 squad

  • First team

    Friday night in the cup

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell following Ross County win

  • First team

    Motherwell 5-0 Ross County

  • First team

    Harry Paton ahead of Ross County

  • Club

    Safer Internet Day 2024

  • Archive

    Stuart Kettlewell looks ahead to Ross County

  • Women

    Match Preview – Celtic (H)

  • First team

    Giving it everything // Motherwell 1-1 Kilmarnock

  • First team

    Straight back to business

  • Women

    Trio named in Scotland U19 squad

    Trio named in Scotland U19 squad

    Kayla Jardine, Sophia Martin and Laura Berry have been called up to Scotland’s Under 19 squad ahead of a double-header of friendlies against Wales.

    Jardine, who has competed internationally for Scotland at U15, U17 and U19 level, has retained her place in the squad, with Martin and Berry both returning to international action following the U17 MIMA cup in Murcia, Spain.

    Scotland will travel to Wales ahead of the opening matchday on the 21st of February, with the second following on the 23rd at Colliers Park, Wrexham.

    Scotland U19 v Wales U19

    • KO: 15:00PM
    • Wednesday 21 February
    • Colliers Park

    Scotland U19 v Wales U19

    • KO: 12PM
    • Saturday 24 February
    • Colliers Park
  • First team

    Friday night in the cup

    Friday night in the cup

    Motherwell take on Greenock Morton in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup at Cappielow Park on Friday 9 February. 

    Kick off is 7.30pm.

    How to follow the game

    You can buy tickets online.

    Adults£18
    Concessions (over 65/16-21)£10
    Under 16s£5

    We have an allocation of approximately 3,000 and will be accommodated in the ‘Wee Dublin’ end and sections F and G of the main stand, on a first come basis.

    The Wee Dublin end is uncovered.

    The Cooper Bar will open from 3pm for drinks only. Buses have now sold out. Online tickets will be available until kick-off on Friday.

    Kit Watch

    We will be wearing our home kit for this match.

    Injury Update

    Barry Maguire and Jon Obika remain doubts for this match.

    Callum Slattery has underwent surgery for his knee injury but will remain missing for the rest of the season.

    Stephen O’Donnell is preparing for the birth of his child so his situation will be monitored day-by-day.

    Motherwell’s Fortunes

    It would seem Motherwell have turned a corner in the run of form.

    Their last defeat came on Christmas Eve against Rangers. Since then, they have went six games unbeaten with a resounding 5-0 win over Ross County in their last match on Tuesday night. The result moved the Steelmen up to eighth in the table and only a point off Dundee.

    Theo Bair has scored in his last five league games, firing home on six occasions.

    A 3-1 win over Alloa Athletic seen Motherwell progress to this stage of the Scottish Cup. Blair Spittal scored a double with Georgie Gent also opening his account for the club.

    Opposition Report

    Morton have won two matches in the Scottish Cup to get to the fifth round. A comfortable 4-0 win in third round over Bo’ness United was followed by a 2-0 win over Montrose in the previous round.

    Morton had also been on a poor run of form but have since hit a hot streak, starting back in November. Six wins in their last nine league matches has catapulted Morton up the cinch Championship table. They are now in the promotion playoffs as Dougie Imrie’s side continue to look up the table.

    Robbie Muirhead has been leading the line for January manager of the month Imrie and has already recored 14 goals this season. He has four goals and one assist in January.

    George Oakley remains a goal threat also, he has 10 goals for the campaign. Oakley has just won the cinch Championship player of the month for January having netted four goals, including a hat trick, during the month.

    There are a couple of familiar faces within the Morton ranks, with former Motherwell men Robbie Crawford and Darragh O’Connor applying their trade in Greenock.

  • First team

    Stuart Kettlewell following Ross County win

    Stuart Kettlewell’s reaction to the 5-0 win over Ross County.
    • Not getting carried away
    • Being ruthless
    • One game at a time
  • First team

    Motherwell 5-0 Ross County

    Motherwell 5-0 Ross County

    Motherwell’s confidence and momentum in-front of goal was evident throughout an exceptional five-star victory over relegation rivals Ross County.

    Desperate to atone for the dismal defeat in Dingwall last December, the Steelmen made a whirlwind start to the game. Two quickfire goals from Andy Halliday and Blair Spittal had Motherwell in dreamland, with Theo Bair also denied twice by the County ‘keeper inside the first 22 minutes.

    By the time Bair scored from the penalty spot, for the fifth consecutive league game, the match and the three points were in the bag. It took until the final five minutes of the second half for Kettlewell’s men to add two more, with an incredible second for Spittal and a first for debutant Jack Vale.

    That meant the Fir Park faithful could not only enjoy the team’s most emphatic win of the season, but see the Steelmen move six points clear of County and rise to 8th place in the league table.

    Stuart Kettlewell kept to the same starting eleven that produced a fine performance on Saturday against Kilmarnock and should have ultimately had three points to show for their efforts.

    Former ‘Well player Derek Adams returned to Fir Park with County three points and one place behind the Steelmen.

    Even at this stage of the season, this was regarded as the proverbial ‘six-pointer’ for two teams desperate to climb away from the relegation play-off spot. And with both teams finding wins hard to come by, an open competitive game was anticipated.

    That was made clear within the first minute when there was action in both boxes.

    Motherwell though, quickly established the general pattern of play within the first half as they surged relentlessly towards the County goal.

    It took the Steelmen only eight minutes to make the breakthrough. Spittal and Bair combined on the left before picking out Halliday in the box, who lashed home his first goal for the club and set the home side on the road to a terrific win.

    Five minutes later, it was almost a rerun of Saturday’s goal. Spittal split the visitors defence allowing Bair to angle his run towards goal, but George Wickens stood firm to beat away the striker’s effort.

    Simon Murray had a chance to fire home an equaliser for the visitors, but Liam Kelly got his body firmly behind the low shot.

    After 20 minutes, Bair was again thundering through the centre of the County backline, but as he tried to round Wickens, the keeper bravely dived at his feet to push the ball away.

    Two minutes later and the ‘Well doubled their lead. Good interchange of play on the left between Halliday and Georgie Gent allowed Spittal to drag the ball into the corner of the box before firing a powerful drive across the keeper and in off his far post.

    Bair and the Fir Park faithful thought he had grabbed number three when he collected a wonderful long ball from Stephen O’Donnell before blasting it high past Wickens, only to be ruled out for offside.

    Yet another chance came Well’s way in the 33rd minute, but after doing well to reach the visitor’s byline, Harry Paton made the wrong choice trying to pick out Spittal when Bair was free at the opposite end of the six yard box.

    The Canadian striker was not to be denied a goal for his first half efforts, and when his fellow country man Paton was tripped within the 18-yard-box, Bair collected the ball to hammer home the resultant penalty and find the net for his sixth goal in five league games.

    Motherwell started the second half in the same fashion but had to replace Halliday with Lennon Miller after only four minutes.

    It made little difference to the hosts intention to add a fourth goal, which almost arrived after 53 minutes.

    A swift break down the right ended with O’Donnell laying the ball inside to Bair, but after taking a touch at the edge of the box, the striker blasted the ball high over the bar.

    Bair had another chance to add to his tally after 73 minutes. Once again Spittal was the provider and as Bair faced the advancing ‘keeper he looked to have netted, but his cute dink over Wickens bounced just past the post.

    With 15 minutes remaining, Kettlewell made a triple substitution bringing on debutant Adam Devine, Shane Blaney and Sam Nicholson.

    The former Hearts man made an immediate impact, with Bair testing the ‘keeper inside the six-yard box before heading the ball across goal, allowing Nicholson to join a melee with two County defenders in-front of goal.

    Nicholson then turned provider, working his way towards the penalty area before laying the ball across to Gent, whose thumping left foot drive forced a fine diving save from the County stopper.

    Ten minutes from time, Bair left the field to a standing ovation as Jack Vale came on aiming to mark his debut with a goal.

    However, it was Spittal who claimed his second with a stunning strike, curling the ball high past Wickens from 25 yards.

    Vale was not to be outdone, and in the final minute, the Blackburn Rovers loanee latched onto Spittal’s pass, nudging the ball past the advancing ‘keeper for a comprehensive and highly impressive win.

  • First team

    Harry Paton ahead of Ross County

    Harry Paton tells us how he is looking forward to all the games that February has to offer. He believes the team are playing well and the rewards will come if they continue like they have been.

    He is enthusiastic about the news faces at the club and has enjoyed seeing his fellow Canadian teammate Theo Bair flourish in recent weeks.

  • Club

    Safer Internet Day 2024

    Safer Internet Day 2024

    In North Lanarkshire the child protection committee, are getting involved in Safer Internet Day on 6th February.

    For Safer Internet Day today, celebrations across the UK are focusing on online issues that matter to young people, including:

    • the changes they see online
    • new and emerging technology
    • managing influence
    1. Inspiring change.

    Technology has the power to change all our lives. Let’s celebrate all the amazing ways technology is shaping the world we live in, whilst also working together to ensure children and young people can stay safe in an ever changing online world.

    By having fun, working together, and engaging with the online issues young people care about the most, we can all create a safer internet for the future.

    2. Establish a safe space.

    The online world can change how we think, feel and act – positively and people to learn and talk about potentially sensitive topics. For ideas visit here.

    3. Be ready to respond to safeguarding concerns.

    While discussing their online lives, it is possible that children and young people will raise concerns about things they have experienced online. Make sure you are up to date with your school or setting’s safeguarding procedures and, for further advice, visit here.

    4. Know where to get more information or help.

    Remember that there’s plenty of help and advice available if you need more information about anything online safety related.

    The UK Safer Internet Centre’s ‘Need Help? page contains further information on reporting specific concerns to organisations outside of your school/setting saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/need-help

    The Professionals Online Safety Helpline is a free helpline offering advice and support to all members of the children’s workforce on any online safety issues.

    5. Kickstart conversations that last all year round

    The online world is changing all the time, but talking with young people about their online experiences can help you understand what’s going on. Kickstart the conversation today but make it a regular habit all year round.

    You can access top tips on how to keep yourself, or your child, safe online by visiting Homepage – UK Safer Internet Centre.

    To understand some young peoples views about the benefits and challenges of using social media please watch this short video.

  • Archive

    Stuart Kettlewell looks ahead to Ross County

    With the February fixtures coming thick and fast, it’s a quick turnaround for Stuart Kettlewell as his side prepare to take on Ross County on Tuesday night in the cinch Premiership. 

    The boss talks us through the recent run of form from Theo Bair and goes into detail about discussions that are ongoing with trying to keep players at the club for next season.

  • Women

    Match Preview – Celtic (H)

    Match Preview – Celtic (H)

    Following a brief break from the domestic calendar, Motherwell are back in action with title-chasers Celtic descending upon East Kilbride, in the first of a crucial double header for the women of steel.

    Paul Brownlie’s side will face a midweek test from the Glasgow giants under the K-Park lights before facing local rivals Hamilton in the second Lanarkshire derby of the 2023/24 SWPL campaign on Sunday.

    As the final pre-split fixtures near, Motherwell will be keen to record a positive finale to the regular season, with their bottom-six post-split position already confirmed.

    The Tale of the Tape

    Motherwell

    The women of steel concluded 2023 with a vital three points over Dundee United in the City of Discovery, with defender Jo Addie netting the solitary goal in a defensively resolute performance at Foundation Park, but the squad have yet to find a domestic victory since.

    The women of steel will be keen to rectify their recent run of form and capitalise upon their positive displays that have ultimately been left unrewarded, with Hearts and Edinburgh rivals Hibs edging through two closely-fought encounters.

    January acquisitions Laura Berry and Sophia Martin will both have to wait for their Motherwell debut after signing on loan from Rangers and Glasgow City until the end of the season. The pair are currently both involved in international action with Scotland, with Berry netting a decisive second-half goal to ensure an impressive 3-2 victory over Sweden this morning in the first match of the MIMA cup in Murcia, Spain.

    Celtic

    The visitors make the short trip to East Kilbride after securing their place in the Quarter-Final’s of the Scottish Cup, with a resounding 6-0 victory over Hamilton. Despite this, an Old Firm defeat to fierce rivals Rangers in the Sky Sports Cup Semi-Final and one win from their last three SWPL encounters summarises a difficult month for the Glasgow side.

    Celtic talisman Amy Gallacher remains one-goal behind top-goalscorer Jorian Baucom in the SWPL, netting 18-times for Elena Sadiku’s side across the 2023/24 campaign.

    Ticket information

    Cash & card payments are also available for this fixture.

    • Adult – £8
    • Concession – £3
    • Under 11s – Free to enter.

    *Concession tickets apply to those over 65, and to 12–17-year-olds, with full-time students also eligible with a valid matriculation card.

    Additional information – no pets allowed within K-Park.

    How to follow the action

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

  • First team

    Giving it everything // Motherwell 1-1 Kilmarnock

    Motherwell were looking for the same kind of performance but an improved result from their last match seven days ago.

    With former Motherwell man Kevin van Veen coming back to Fir Park, there was an added to bite to this match against Kilmarnock. Despite going behind, the Steelmen dominated the game and got the fans off their seats.

    Theo Bair got his fifth goal in four league games before the interval.

    The second-half would see Motherwell well on top but it would be a similar outcome as they couldn’t get the win.

  • First team

    Straight back to business

    Straight back to business

    Motherwell take on Ross County at Fir Park on Tuesday 6 February. 

    Kick off is 7.45pm.

    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, the game will be live on pay-per-view for £11. Game passes can be purchased by clicking here.

    Kit Watch

    We will be wearing our home kit for this match.

    Injury Update

    Callum Slattery remains sidelined with a long term injury and will be missing for this match.

    Jon Obika has returned to training but Tuesday night’s game might come too soon for the striker. Barry Maguire is also a doubt.

    Motherwell’s Fortunes

    Motherwell are now five unbeaten but will be looking to convert their draws into wins.

    The last three league games have ended in score draws but the performances have merited more. That will encourage boss Stuart Kettlewell ahead of what is a big game at the bottom of the table.

    ‘Well sit tenth in the cinch Premiership, just three points above Tuesday’s opponents.

    Opposition Report

    County’s last win came against Motherwell, back in early December.

    Since then they have lost six and drawn two, failing to score in six of those.

    Derek Adam’s has looked to correct that form by bringing in four players in the January transfer window, with Eli King, Brandon Khela, Teddy Jenks and Michee Efete all joining the County ranks.

    A boost for the Dingwall side is that they managed to hold on to star player Yan Dhanda. Although he signed a pre-contract with Hearts, the midfielder remains at County and will be looking to build on his two goals and four assists so far this season.

    Despite their recent lack of goals, striker Simon Murray is the one who looks most likely to net. With 13 goals so far and a goal in his last visit to Fir Park, County’s top-scorer is an obvious danger.