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    Manager previews the visit of Livingston

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    Storylines: Motherwell v Livingston

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    How to watch Motherwell v Livingston

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    Next up: Livingston

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    Manager reacts to win at Hibernian

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    Hibernian 0-2 Motherwell

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    Manager previews the trip to Hibernian

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    ‘Winning is what matters’

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    Storylines: Hibernian v Motherwell

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    How to watch Hibernian v Motherwell

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    Manager previews the visit of Livingston

    “Our first objective is to stay up. That’s still the case.

    “We have to keep working really hard.”

    Graham Alexander looks ahead to the weekend visit of Livingston.

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    Storylines: Motherwell v Livingston

    Storylines: Motherwell v Livingston

    Motherwell host Livingston in the final home game at Fir Park before the Scottish Premiership split.

    Here are the key topics going into the fixture.

    Performances to build on

    Motherwell were left despondent after two home losses to Hamilton Academical and St Johnstone in early February.

    With difficult trips to St Mirren and Hibernian following, it was going to require a shift in performances to get back on track.

    But Graham Alexander’s men did just that. A 0-0 draw in Paisley was accompanied by a dogged team showing. Then, a 2-0 victory at third-placed Hibernian paired performance with points.

    The manager, though, is keen to stress nothing has been accomplished yet, with the team still needing to put on similar showings and get the necessary points to be lifted up the table.

    Lions licking wounds

    Livingston went into the weekend on the verge of a second major honour, facing St Johnstone in the Betfred Cup final.

    A 1-0 loss at Hampden meant there would be no repeat of their heroics in 2004, with Shaun Rooney’s first-half goal settling the tie.

    No wins in five – added to by a midweek home loss to Rangers before coming to Fir Park – has Livi still needing a final push over the line to secure a top-six spot, but with one point from their last two games likely to be sufficient.

    Opening up gaps

    At the other end of the table, Motherwell are still looking over their shoulder knowing points are needed to keep a safe distance above the bottom pack.

    Sitting seven points above the play-off spot and eight off the bottom, Motherwell’s fate is in their hands, but more points are definitely needed to be able to breathe easier.

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    How to watch Motherwell v Livingston

    How to watch Motherwell v Livingston

    Motherwell v Livingston is available to watch worldwide on Saturday.

    If you’re in the UK or Republic of Ireland, a live stream of the game is available to buy on a pay-per-view basis for £12.

    Season ticket holders can watch the game for free, as usual, at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    International-based supporters can watch via their usual subscription at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Kick-off at Fir Park in the Scottish Premiership match is at 3pm.

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    Next up: Livingston

    Next up: Livingston

    Livingston are the visitors to Fir Park on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership.

    Kick-off at Fir Park is at 3pm.

    Watch live

    If you’re in the UK or Republic of Ireland, a live stream of the game is available to buy on a pay-per-view basis for £12.

    Season ticket holders can watch the game for free, as usual, at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    International-based supporters can watch via their usual subscription at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Tale of the tape

    Motherwell have the upper hand in the fixture so far in the 2020/21 season.

    The Steelmen were pegged back twice in a 2-2 draw at Fir Park back at the start of the campaign, with David Turnbull and Allan Campbell netting for the hosts.

    Then in West Lothian in late October, Callum Lang and Tony Watt netted in an impressive 2-0 victory.

    Form guide

    Two impressive performances away from home against St Mirren and Hibernian yielded a 0-0 draw and a 2-0 victory respectively for Motherwell.

    After the disappointment of crushing, back-to-back home defeats to Hamilton and St Johnstone, Graham Alexander’s men have responded.

    Livi lost the Betfred Cup final to St Johnstone on Sunday, killing hopes of their first major silverware since winning the same competition in 2004.

    David Martindale’s men are without a win in five, going on to lose 1-0 at home to Rangers on Wednesday night.

  • First team

    Manager reacts to win at Hibernian

    “We deserved that win. We were brilliant in how we competed and took our chances.”

    Graham Alexander hails the team’s performance as all three points come back along the M8 in a 2-0 win at Hibernian.

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    Hibernian 0-2 Motherwell

    Hibernian 0-2 Motherwell

    Motherwell earned all three points with a brilliantly-deserved 2-0 win away at Hibernian.

    Goals from Jordan Roberts and Devante Cole delivered the win at Easter Road in a controlled, high-energy performance from Graham Alexander’s side.

    Motherwell again went unchanged following the 0-0 draw at St Mirren on Wednesday night, with club captain Gallagher fit enough to return amongst the substitutes.

    The visitors dominated the opening proceedings, pushing high up the pitch and forcing the Hibs backline into errors.

    Watt found the side netting and Campbell saw a shot blocked before the opener deservedly arrived in the 25th minute.

    Motherwell’s front three of Watt, Cole and Roberts converged on the middle of the pitch and, gaining possession, Watt slipped an exceptional, pinpoint pass through for Roberts co chase down.

    Getting ahead of his man, he had time to prepare himself for the one-on-one with Marciano, before picking his spot to open the scoring from 15 yards.

    Campbell went close with a header as Motherwell continued to dominate the bulk of the attacking play in the first 45, although Hibs grew into proceedings with some crosses which kept the ‘Well backline on its toes.

    If Motherwell started the first half well, they couldn’t have scripted their start to the second.

    With 45 seconds on the clock, Roberts found himself on the ball on the left corner of the box. Attracting defenders towards him, he slipped the ball to Cole just 10 yards to his right.

    Cole spun away, surging into the area before picking his spot in the far right corner of the net to make it 2-0.

    Hibs immediately sent on the cavalry, with Nisbit, Gogic and Porteous being introduced to play.

    The hosts would grow and grow, with ‘Well sitting deeper and looking to hit on the counter.

    That prompted a change of shape with 20 minutes to go, with Gallagher introduced to the fray after injury for Watt, putting five in defence.

    Motherwell: Kelly, O’Donnell, Magloire, Lamie, Carroll (McGinley), Maguire, Campbell, Crawford, Cole, Roberts (Lawless), Watt (Gallagher).

    Subs not used: Morrison, Devinem Cornelius, Polworth, Hastie, Long.

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    Manager previews the trip to Hibernian

    “We’ve set the benchmark. Now it’s down to us to push to those levels again.”

    Graham Alexander speaks ahead of Saturday’s trip to face Hibernian.

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    ‘Winning is what matters’

    “Winning is what matters. We all know that, and we’ll fight for the next one on Saturday.”

    Jordan Roberts looks ahead to Motherwell’s trip to Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership.

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    Storylines: Hibernian v Motherwell

    Storylines: Hibernian v Motherwell

    Motherwell go to Hibernian on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership.

    Here are the key topics going into the fixture.

    In-form Hibernian

    Jack Ross’ men are flying of late in their quest to secure a European spot.

    Hibs have won their last four matches, beating Dundee United, St Mirren, Aberdeen and Hamilton Academical.

    Along the way, they’ve conceded just once, scoring eight.

    Positive signs

    Having lost back-to-back home matches against Hamilton Academical and then St Johnstone, Motherwell needed a reaction when they went to St Mirren on Wednesday night.

    Securing a point in a 0-0 draw, a vastly-improved showing should give encouragement from a match where the visitors comfortably could have taken the three points.

    The key, according to manager Graham Alexander, is now maintaining those performance levels in the quest to keep ahead of the bottom pack.

    Race towards the split

    Saturday marks Motherwell’s third-last match before the league split, with Hibernian a game behind.

    For the Steelmen, a top six finish is still mathematically possible. Seven points separate them from sixth-placed St Mirren, with nine points still available.

    Dundee United and St Johnstone, however, are also in the hunt and have more points on the board.

    Looking in the other direction, Motherwell are five points above the bottom two places and know a win can open even more daylight.

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    How to watch Hibernian v Motherwell

    How to watch Hibernian v Motherwell

    Hibernian v Motherwell is available to watch live online on Saturday.

    If you’re in the UK or Republic of Ireland, a live stream of the game is available to buy on a pay-per-view basis for £15 direct from Hibernian FC.

    International-based supporters can watch via their usual subscription at live.motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Kick-off at Easter Road is at 3pm.