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  • Club

    Rangers hospitality packages available

  • First team

    In Numbers: Building up to Livi cup clash

  • Women

    Black: It’s our title to lose

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Motherwell Colts to face Dundee

  • First team

    Need to know: The lowdown on Livingston

  • First team

    A coffee and a chat with Richard Tait

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    See the goals from Colts win

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: There’s more to come from Colts

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    East Stirlingshire 0-3 Motherwell Colts

  • Women

    ‘Well to face Saints in cup quarter-final

  • Club

    Rangers hospitality packages available

    Rangers hospitality packages available

    Want to watch our Ladbrokes Premiership match with Rangers in style?

    Our great hospitality packages are available for the game against Steven Gerrard’s side on Sunday, 26 August. Kick off is at 12.15pm.

    We’ve got spaces in a number of our hospitality areas, all offering a fantastic way to make a day of it at Fir Park.

    Cooper Boxes

    Our Cooper Boxes allow you to watch from behind the goal in one of our executive boxes in our Davie Cooper stand.

    With unrestricted views, each box is unique in layout and size and is the perfect place to see the action from.

    To buy for £68 per person, or £65 if you’re upgrading your season ticket, book online right now.

    Centenary Suite

    Our Centenary Suite is the largest and busiest of our matchday hospitality lounge and sits adjacent to the tunnel and dressing room areas.

    Our pay bar option is available from tables of two up to 12 or more, you will be welcomed by our matchday host, who will meet and greet you at the door before showing you to your table, where attentive staff offer a drinks service to your table, before you enjoy a fantastic meal.

    To buy for £120 per person, book online right now.

  • First team

    In Numbers: Building up to Livi cup clash

    In Numbers: Building up to Livi cup clash

    The Steelmen travel to the Tony Macaroni Stadium on Saturday to face Livingston in the last-16 of the Betfred Cup.

    Here are some key numbers and stats you need to know ahead of the fixture against Kenny Miller’s side.

    One

    The total number of defeats Stephen Robinson has suffered in the Betfred Cup since taking charge back in March 2017.

    The manager has been in charge of 12 fixtures in the tournament and won an impressive ten matches, drawing once in an away trip to Stranraer.

    The Northern Irishman’s only loss arrived in the final against Celtic last season, when the Glaswegian side emerged 2-0 victors at Hampden.

    Five

    The number of years since the two sides last met competitively.

    On that day in 2013, the Fir Parkers ran out 2-1 winners away from home in the league cup, with James McFadden and Bob McHugh finding the net.

    Danny Denholm scored a late consolation goal for the hosts, who were reduced to ten men when Jason Talbot was sent off just after the hour mark.

    19

    The number of times the two sides have met since their first ever meeting back in 2001.

    It wasn’t the most exciting first game, with the fixture ending goalless at Fir Park.

    The highest scoring clash was a 6-2 win for ‘Well. On that day, James McFadden bagged a hat-trick and Keith Lasley scored a brace in a game that was surprisingly 1-1 at half time.

    14

    The number of years since either side lifted the league cup.

    Saturday’s hosts lifted the trophy back in 2004, thanks to a 2-0 victory over Hibernian.

    Unfortunately for ‘Well, it’s been a 68 year wait since the club last lifted the trophy, defeating the same opposition Hibs 3-0 back in October 1950.

  • Women

    Black: It’s our title to lose

    Black: It’s our title to lose

    Emma Black insists Motherwell won’t let their standards slip as they look to wrap up the SWPL2 title.

    The women of steel have a 13 point advantage at the top of the table with seven league games remaining. Victory over closest rivals Kilmarnock on Sunday would leave them just one win away from securing promotion to the top flight of Scottish women’s football.

    Despite being on the brink of success, the ‘Well defender insists that boss Eddie Wolecki Black and his assistant Donald Jennow will ensure the levels of performance will remain high.

    “It would be a massive upset if we weren’t to win the league now,” Black said. “The job of the management and the more experienced players is to keep everyone grounded and maintain the high standards in training.

    “Eddie and Donald will ensure those standards are kept up, there will be no issues there.

    “The Kilmarnock game will be tough, we are only two wins away from winning the title and to go there and win would be a huge first step.

    “They are a good team though and they’ve strengthened with the likes of Lisa Swanson, who is a Premier League player coming in. We know it’ll be difficult but on the back of the Aberdeen result and a good week of training we’ll be ready.

    “Winning this title will be up there with the ones I won at Glasgow City. Any time I compete I want to win, it’ll be a really proud moment to lift the league title with Motherwell.”

    ‘Well head into Sunday’s clash at Stewarton Leisure Complex on the back of a superb 8-1 win over Aberdeen to reach the last eight of the SSE Scottish Cup Women’s Cup.

    Wolecki Black’s side demonstrated great maturity in ensuring the difficult playing conditions didn’t disrupt their focus on booking a place in the draw for the quarter-finals.

    “On Sunday we had a bit of a point to prove,” she said. “It was a disappointing result the last time we went to play Aberdeen in the league.

    “Our main aim was to make sure we were in the hat for the next round, we were really motivated, and it was a really good performance.”

    Looking ahead to the cup quarter-final meeting that will see Motherwell take on fellow SWPL2 side St Johnstone, the former Glasgow City star believes the draw represents a good chance to move within a game of the final.

    “It’s a great opportunity playing a team in the same league and it obviously gives St Johnstone a good chance too,” she said. “We beat them there a few weeks ago on their own patch, it would be fantastic to reach the last four.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Motherwell Colts to face Dundee

    Motherwell Colts to face Dundee

    Motherwell Colts will travel take on Dundee Colts in the second round of the 2018/19 IRN-BRU Cup.

    Stephen Craigan’s young side progressed thanks to a 3-0 win at East Stirlingshire on Tuesday night.

    Second round ties are due to be played on the weekend of 8 and 9 September.

    The venue, confirmed date and kick off time will be announced shortly.

  • First team

    Need to know: The lowdown on Livingston

    Need to know: The lowdown on Livingston

    Our Betfred Cup campaign continues on Saturday as we make the trip to face Livingston in the second round.

    It’s Motherwell’s first competitive outing against the Lions since 2013, when the Steelmen won 2-1 in the same competition.

    The shock troops

    Winners of League One in the 2016/17 season, nobody had Livingston among their pre-season favourites for promotion from the Championship. Livi had been absent from the top flight since 2006, beset by financial troubles ever since, but were slowly building a sustainable model and getting back on their feet.

    The perfect storm ensued. Former manager David Hopkin put together a team of warriors, picking up results consistently against bigger teams and putting themselves in the play-off reckoning. Then, with history against the Championship’s play-off finalists, they relegated Partick Thistle to secure unlikely back-to-back promotions.

    A new man at the helm… and in attack

    With Hopkin leaving in the summer, the Livingston board looked to Kenny Miller to give him his first taste of management. Combining his coaching duties with leading the line, the striker has enjoyed a strong start at the helm.

    Three wins and a bonus point in the group stage of the Betfred Cup put them through as seeds, before they kicked off the league campaign. They showed flashes in their 3-1 defeat at Celtic on the opening day, but a 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock at home in their second game suggests they are going to be tough opponents on home turf.

    Talking about home turf…

    Over the summer, Livingston moved away from a grass pitch to install a new artificial surface, meaning 25% of pitches in the top flight are now being played on 4G.

    After delays in getting it installed, the pitch only got its first outing in the draw with Kilmarnock and it still remains to be seen how difficult it will prove to play on, or otherwise.

    League Cup history

    One of Livingston’s finest hours came in this competition, when they lifted the trophy against the odds by beating Hibernian in 2004.

    With the club having gone into administration hours after their semi-final victory over Dundee, a dark cloud was hanging over a talented playing squad. Some took wage cuts, others were made redundant. But the team spirit remained, and their 2-0 win came against a talented Hibs team which included Scott Brown, Steven Whittaker, Derek Riordan and other talented youngsters.

  • First team

    A coffee and a chat with Richard Tait

    We took Richard Tait for a coffee and a chat to talk about this weekend’s Betfred Cup clash with Livingston.

    The defender also reflected on the frustrations of defeat in the Lanarkshire derby, and how the players respond as a team in the build up to an important fixture.

    Our interview was filmed at the Windmills Cafe in Motherwell.

    Windmills is a social enterprise cafe in the heart of Motherwell which is committed to ensuring young people with learning disabilities have equal access to meaningful work experience opportunities. For more information, visit Windmills Cafe’s website.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    See the goals from Colts win

    Stephen Craigan’s young Motherwell side progressed to the second round of the IRN-BRU Cup with a 3-0 win over East Stirlingshire on Tuesday night.

    David Turnbull, Broque Watson and Jake Hastie scored the goals in the first half at the Falkirk Stadium, as the Steelmen progressed to Thursday’s draw.

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Craigan: There’s more to come from Colts

    Reserve team manager Stephen Craigan was pleased to see his side progress to the second round of the Irn-Bru cup.

    The convincing Colts side beat East Stirlingshire 3-0 at the Falkirk Stadium, and the Northern Irishman admitted there is still more to come from his players.

    “You can see we’re a little bit rusty,” Craigan said. “It’s our first game of the season for some of the players.”

    He added: “It’s against men and it’s senior football, but the encouraging thing for me is that there’s more to come.”

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    East Stirlingshire 0-3 Motherwell Colts

    East Stirlingshire 0-3 Motherwell Colts

    Motherwell’s young Colts side booked their place in the second round of the IRN-BRU Cup with a 3-0 win at East Stirlingshire.

    David Turnbull, Broque Watson and Jake Hastie scored first half goals as the youngsters saw off their Lowland League opponents.

    Motherwell named a starting line up with first team experience, both in the top flight and lower leagues.

    Adam Livingstone, Barry Maguire, James Scott, Liam Brown and the aforementioned pair of Turnbull and Hastie have all featured for the first team, while Rohan Ferguson has 80 games under his belt for Airdrieonians.

    There was also a first outing in claret and amber for recent recruit Christian Mbulu, who slotted in at centre back.

    The hosts had some early chances, shooting from range and testing Ferguson in goal, but the Steelmen had the lead within 17 minutes.

    Collecting a cutback from Brown outside the area, Turnbull curled his shot into the top right corner to open the scoring.

    Three minutes later, the advantage was doubled. Hastie burst down the left and squared the ball across the face of the goal, with Watson on hand at the back stick to steer home.

    It took a further two minutes for another goal to come. This time Scott’s cross from the right was found by Hastie in the centre of the six yard box, and he bundled the ball past Jamie Barclay.

    The second half took time to get going, with the Shire testing at times with runs down the flanks, and the Steelmen struggling to create.

    It would be debutant Mbulu who would have the first gilt-edged chance of the half, his header from close range from a corner being well saved by Barclay.

    As the game wore on, the hosts ended up down to nine men as two players were forced off injured, with all three changes already having been made.

    But chances continued to be few and far between, and Motherwell progressed to Thursday’s draw, the they could be drawn against teams from England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

  • Women

    ‘Well to face Saints in cup quarter-final

    ‘Well to face Saints in cup quarter-final

    Motherwell will face fellow SWPL2 side St Johnstone in the quarter-final of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup.

    The women of steel have already eliminated Cumbernauld Colts and Aberdeen in the previous two rounds, netting 16 goals in the process.

    They will now face an away fixture against Saints for a spot in the semi-final.

    The tie is due to be played on Sunday, 16 September 2018.

    FULL DRAW:

    • Renfrew Ladies v Glasgow City/Stirling University
    • Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale v Hibernian
    • St Johnstone v Motherwell
    • Spartans v Celtic