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    Bringing the curtain down on season 23/24 // Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

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    Motherwell return to Delden for Pre Season

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    Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

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    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to season finale defeat to St Johnstone

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    Jack Vale previews St Johnstone

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    Stuart Kettlewell ahead of season finale

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    Rounding off the season at home

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    Hibernian 3 – 0 Motherwell

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    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to Hibs defeat

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    Davor Zdravkovksi ahead of trip to Hibernian

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    Bringing the curtain down on season 23/24 // Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

    With the final match of the season here, Motherwell would round off their campaign in front of the Fir Park faithful. Security might have already been in the bag for the hosts but St Johnstone needed a win and hope other results went their way in order to avoid the relegation playoffs.

    The Perthshire side took the lead when Nicky Clark got on the end of a cross into the box.

    It looked as if the script had been written when Theo Bair was awarded the chance to score from the spot against his former side, but the St Johnstone keeper guessed the right way to make the stop.

    St Johnstone doubled their lead before the break and despite allowing Motherwell to create chance after chance in the second half, it would take until the 94th minute for Moses Ebiye to find the back of the net, but it was too little too late.

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    Motherwell return to Delden for Pre Season

    Motherwell return to Delden for Pre Season

    Motherwell will return to Delden, Netherlands for their 2024/25 pre season camp. 

    Stuart Kettlewell and his side will travel on Monday 24 June for a seven day camp.

    The Steelmen will participate in two pre-season matches during their stay.

    First off, they will face Eredivisie side FC Twente on Friday 28 June.

    In their second match of the trip, Motherwell will take on DSVD Deuringen on Sunday 30 June. Both matches will take place at DSVD Deurningen’s stadium. Kerkweg 14, 7561 PT Deurningen, Netherlands.

    Entry for supporters price of entry will be confirmed in due course.

    • Friday 28 June 2024
      FC Twente – Motherwell, 19:00, Deurningen, Netherlands.

     

    • Sunday 30 June 2024
    • DSVD Deurningen – Motherwell, 14:00 Deurningen, Netherlands.
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    Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

    Motherwell 1-2 St Johnstone

    Motherwell suffered defeat in their final matchday of the 2023/24 SPFl campaign after St. Johnstone narrowly secured their Premiership Status after a closely-fought meeting at Fir Park.

    Nicky Clark broke the deadlock with a composed finish from close-range, with the midfielder prodding home a whipped delivery across the face of goal. Adam Sidibeh capitalised on defensive in-decision to double the Saints advantage moments before the half-time break.

    Theo Bair’s missed first-half penalty set the tone for the afternoon with the Steelmen able to only merit a late consolation through striker Mosses Ebiye.

    Stuart Kettlewell made three changes from the side which disappointingly lost to Hibs in midweek. Bevis Mugabi started in place of Dan Casey to form a back three, while Harry Paton and Davor Zdravkovski came into the midfield.

    With no other option than a win to avoid a relegation play-off, Craig Levein sent out his team to play on the front foot.

    The Saints almost found themselves ahead within the opening few minutes. It would have been fortunate after Nicholson’s clearance rebounded off the back of Clark sending the ball high towards the net until Kelly produced a marvellous double save, clawing the ball back before completing the clearance with his feet as Graham Carey raced in on the loose ball.

    Kelly had to beat another powerful drive from Cammy Macpherson before a water break midway through the half.

    Motherwell struggled to find their rhythm as the first-half progressed, but were given a lifeline back into the game shortly after.

    Georgie Gent’s corner into a packed box struck a hand and referee Colin Steven didn’t require a VAR check to confirm his decision to award a penalty.

    Bair stepped up but similar to his missed spot kick at Dens Park, his low effort to the left allowed Dimitar Mitov to palm the ball off his line before Gent blasted the ball high over the bar.

    Motherwell’s misfortunes persisted and in added time, Saints doubled their lead. Mugabi misread a bouncing ball at the edge of the six-yard box and with Kelly stranded, Sidibeth stooped to nod the ball into the net and leave his side two up at the break.

    Motherwell looked livelier in the second-half, with Spittal’s corner reaching Miller’s head, but Mitov’s reaction save kept the scoreline intact.

    With 15 minutes remaining and a last attempt to take something from the game Luca Ross came on to make it a three man attack with fellow sub Moses Ebiye.

    And in added time, it was Ebiye who turned home another cross from Gent, to leave Motherwell with a late consolation to conclude the 2023/24 SPFL campaign.

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    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to season finale defeat to St Johnstone

    Stuart Kettlewell’s gives his reaction to the 1-2 defeat to St Johnstone.

    • Disappointing end to season
    • Reassurance on club vision
    • A busy summer ahead
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    Jack Vale previews St Johnstone

    Jack Vale has enjoyed his stint in ML1 and has even hinted at wishing he joined the club earlier in the season. 

    Vale reckons all the building blocks are in place here at Motherwell and thinks the club will go onto good things next term.

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    Stuart Kettlewell ahead of season finale

    Stuart Kettlewell takes time to reflect on what has been a hectic season. The manager’s biggest learning point has been that the club along with all staff and players must stick together through the lowly points.

    Kettlewell reflects on the VAR controversy from Wednesday night’s cinch Premiership with Hibernian.

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    Rounding off the season at home

    Rounding off the season at home

    Motherwell will round off their cinch Premiership campaign on Sunday 19 May against St Johnstone at Fir Park. 

    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 9am – the ticket office is open until kick-off with no pay gate facility.

    Our season finale against St Johnstone will be shown live on our pay-per-view streaming service. 

    The match will be available for £11.99.

    You will be able to purchase online.

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

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

    Kit Watch

    We will be wearing our home kit for this match.

    Injury Update

    Callum Slattery and Jon Obika will miss this match.

    Andy Halliday will be assessed prior to the match.

    Motherwell’s Fortunes

    Motherwell’s 3-0 defeat in Edinburgh ended their hopes of finishing 7th in the table. That loss was only their third in eight games.

    The Steelmen could still move up a place into 8th, but would need to win and hope Hibernian lose to Livingston.

    These two sides have faced off on three occasions this season, with all three ending in draws.

    Opposition Report

    St Johnstone come into this game fighting for their Premiership lives. They are currently 11th, in the playoff position with nearest rivals Ross County two points ahead.

    The two played against each other on Wednesday night, which ended in a 1-1 draw with the Perth side scoring in stoppage time to keep them in the fight.

    It was a clean sweep for Dimitar Mitov, who collected 11 accolades at the club’s player of the year event. including the player of the year and the players’ player of the year. That has rounded off what has been a successful season for the shot stopper, where has missed only two games.

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    Hibernian 3 – 0 Motherwell

    Hibernian 3 – 0 Motherwell

    Motherwell’s final away game of 23/24 ended in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Hibernian at Easter Road.

    Myyzian Maolida opened the scoring from a controversial spot kick before Martin Boyle netter either wide of half-time.

    Both sides took a while to settle into the game but it was arguably the visitors who created the better of the early chances.

    Georgie Gent threaded an excellent ball through the Hibs defence but Paul Hanlon recovered well to thwart San Nicholson.

    The two combined again moments later but this time Wollacott in the Hibernian goal quite easily saved the midfielder’s header.

    Hibs started to turn the screw and were denied the opener when Martin Boyle’s sot from range was deflected off the post.

    Moments later the home side took the lead. A ball was fizzed into Maolida and he flicked it onto the hand of the onrushing Stephen O’Donnell. Referee Iain Snedden wasted no time in pointing to the spot and the Comoros International sent Liam Kelly the wrong way.

    Maolida was again involved at Hibs doubled their lead minutes later, as he raced down the left and curled a cross in for Martin Boyle to steer home.

    Stuart Kettlewell looked to his bench  or an answer, bringing on Harry Paton for Andy Halliday at the break but within ten minutes they found themselves three down. Lewis Stevenson’s cross from the left was knocked clear as far as Martin Boyle who cut inside and powerfully fired past Liam Kelly.

    Motherwell started to play some nice football, with some neat passing combinations in midfield but it lacked a cutting edge.

    When they finally did carve open the Hibs defence, allowing Theo Bair to expertly slot into the net, the linesman’s flag went up and Sam Nicholson had drifted inches offside.

    The Steelmen huffed and puffed but, a chance for Moses Ebiye aside, the Hibernian goalkeeper was rarely troubled and the Steelmen headed back to Lanarkshire empty-handed.

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    Stuart Kettlewell reacts to Hibs defeat

    Stuart Kettlewell’s reaction to Motherwell’s 3-0 defeat at Easter Road.

    • Overall performance was poor
    • Harsh penalty decision
    • Pulling together for Sunday
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    Davor Zdravkovksi ahead of trip to Hibernian

    Davor Zdravkovksi ahead of trip to Hibernian

    He scored his first Motherwell goal last weekend and Davor Zdravkovski is hungry for more. The North Macedonian talks about his summer international plans and analyses his first season in Scotland.