Ray Simpson / 5th July 2019

Run down on Motherwell

Run down on Motherwell

Details of Saturday's SPL friendly opponents


Here's a run down of Motherwell, our first friendly opponents to Blackwell Meadows on Saturday afternoon, kick off 2pm. (admission £10 adults, £8 concessions and £5 children, free for Under 11s if accompanied)

Motherwell are finishing off their preparations for the start of their season, with the Betfred Cup coming up next Saturday. They play four group games in that competition before their league season starts on 3rd August (the same day as ours against Farsley)

Managed by former Luton and Bournemouth player Stephen Robinson, they finished eighth in the Scottish Premier League last season, well away from the relegation places.

Stephen Robinson


During the summer, they have strengthened their squad with the signings of Jake Carroll, Casper Sloth, Christopher Long, Jermaine Hylton, Liam Polworth and Declan Gallagher. Unfortunately, former Darlington player Curtis Main left in the summer.

They come to Blackwell Meadows on the back of a friendly tour of Northern Ireland in which they played Crusaders and Linfield, and earlier in the week they played Gretna.

Their squad is:

1 Trevor Carson – former Hartlepool keeper

2 Richard Tait

3 Jake Carroll – defender signed in the summer from Cambridge United

4 Liam Grimshaw

5 Peter Hartley – former Hartlepool defender signed from Blackpool

6 Allan Campbell

7 David Turnbull – a recent transfer broke down because of injury

8 Casper Sloth – Denmark international midfielder , capped 8 times. Signed from Silkeborg in the summer

12 Christopher Long – signed from Blackpool during the summer

13 Rohan Ferguson

14 Jermaine Hylton – winger, signed from Solihull Moors during the summer

Jermaine Hylton


15 Barry Maguire

17 James Scott

18 Charles Dunne

19 Liam Polworth – midfielder signed from Inverness CT

Liam Polworth


20 Mark Gillespie

21 Adam Livingstone

22 Liam Donnelly – former Hartlepool defender, signed two seasons ago

Peter Hartley


23 Peter Morrison

24 Danny Johnson – former Guisborough striker, signed from Gateshead.

Danny Johnson


25 Jamie Semple

26 Dean Cornelius

27 Craig Tanner

28 David Devine

29 Cole Starrs

30 Reece McAlear

31 Declan Gallagher – defender signed from Livingston in the summer

32 Yusuf Hussain

33 Adam Kettings

34 Jack Brown

35 Sam Muir

36 Matthew McDonald

38 Cammy Williamson

39 Findlay Cook

40 Paul Hale

41 Robbie Hemfrey

42 Lewis Robertson

43 Matty Connolly