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Motherwell – Preview

We are back in action this Wednesday evening when we welcome Motherwell.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dundee v Motherwell

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Premiership

DATE: Wednesday 25th October 2017

KICK-OFF: 7.45pm

VENUE: Dens Park

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1886

STADIUM: Fir Park

CAPACITY: 13,667

PITCH SIZE: 104m x 67m

MANAGER: Steve Robinson

CHAIRMAN: James McMahon

NICKNAME: The Steelmen

MASCOTs: Claret & Amber

CLUB COLOURS: Claret and Amber

HONOURS: Scottish League Division One (1st tier) champions: 1931/32

Scottish Cup winners: 1952, 1991

League Cup winners: 1950/51

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) champions: 1953/54, 1968/69

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) champions: 1981/82, 1984/85

Summer Cup: 1943/44, 1964/65

RECORD WIN: 12-1 v Dundee United, Scottish League B Division 1954

CLUB WEBSITE: www.motherwellfc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Dens Park for Sat-Nav is Dens Park, Sandeman Street, Dundee, DD3 7JY

The city centre of Dundee can be reached easily by both road & rail. From Dundee City Centre you can use the no 1A or no 24 National Express Dundee bus service, both of which can be boarded at the Albert Square. For a taxi to the ground, call Tay Taxis on 01382450450.

Match Official

REFEREE: Stephen Finnie

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Graeme Leslie

ASSISTANT REFEREE: Joseph Lawson

FOURTH OFFICIAL: Nick Walsh

Referee Stephen Finnie is 47 years old and became a referee in 1994, joining the SFA List in 1998 and becoming a grade 1 ref in 2004.

He takes charge of his second Dundee match this season, having officiated the season opener against Raith Rovers. Last season Finnie officiated at just one Dundee game but it was a memorable one for the Dark Blues when the defeated Motherwell 5-1 at Fir Park in February.

Head to Head v Motherwell

LEAGUE: Won 91, Drawn 41, Lost 66

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 5, Drawn 4, Lost 4

LEAGUE CUP: Won 11, Drawn 1, Lost 9

TOTALS: Won 107, Drawn 46, Lost 79

Last Five Dundee v Motherwell Matches

29/4/2017 | Away | Premiership | Won 3-2 | 4,919 | O’Hara, Haber (2)

25/2/2017 | Away | Premiership | Won 5-1 | 4,002 | Jules (og), Haber (2), O’Hara, Wighton

5/11/2016 | Home | Premiership | Won 2-1 | 5,461 | Kerr, Haber

27/8/2016 | Away | Premiership | Drew 0-0 | 4,708

30/1/2016 | Home | Premiership | Drew 2-2 | 4,960 | McGowan, Hemmings (pen)

Last Meeting

Dundee travelled to Lanarkshire for the first post-split fixture last April and new interim manager Neil McCann got his reign off to a perfect start with an enthralling 3-2 win in front of 1259 travelling Dees.

Goals from Mark O’Hara and Marcus Haber (2) were enough to secure the win and saw Dundee leapfrog Motherwell and Hamilton into ninth. The team defended resolutely, counter attacked with pace and guile and implemented the interim manager’s game plan to perfection.

Motherwell: Samson, Hammell, Heneghan, McHugh, Moult, Bowman (Ainsworth 58’), Cadden, Lasley (Gordon 71’), Campbell, McDonald (Clay 73’)

Subs: Griffiths, Jules, McMillan, Turnbull

Goals – Moult (50’), Cadden (80’)

Booked – McHugh (90+3’)

Dundee:  Bain, Holt, Vincent, O’Dea, Hateley, O’Hara (Higgins 81’),  Ross (El Bahktaoui 84’), McGowan, Haber, Wighton (Williams 63’), Gomis

Subs:  Mitchell, El Bahktaoui, Ojamaa, Gadzhalov, Smith

Goals – O’Hara (44’), Haber (49’, 56’)

Booked – Gomis (29’), Haber (90+3’)

Referee – Steven McLean

Assistant Referees – Graham Chambers and Anthony Cooper

Fourth Official – Steven Kirkland

Attendance: 4919 (1259 Dees)

Motherwell’s Season So Far

Motherwell kicked off their season at Hampden with a 5-1 win over Queens Park in the Betfred Cup and qualified from their section with a 100% record after further wins against Morton, Edinburgh City and Berwick Rangers.

Motherwell have now reached the League Cup Final after three superb wins, firstly 3-2 against Ross County in Dingwall, then 3-0 at home to Aberdeen in the quarter-final and then a brilliant 2-0 win over Rangers in the semi-final last weekend thanks to two goals from talisman Louis Moult.

The Steelman’s Premiership campaign started with a 2-1 defeat to Rangers at Fir Park and a 4-1 loss to St Johnstone in Perth but bounced back with home wins over Ross County, Hearts and Kilmarnock.

A 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen three days after knocking them out the League Cup was then countered with wins against Partick and Hamilton which sees Motherwell come to Dens Park sitting fourth and on a high after reaching the Betfred Cup Final.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Moussa 6; El Bahktaoui, 4; Leitch-Smith 3; Hendry, Waddell 2

MOTHERWELL: Moult 10; Bowman 5; Cadden 4; Hartley 3

Ticketing Information

Tickets for the match against Motherwell at Dens Park are on sale now online and from the Ticket office.

This match is a Category B match and prices are as follows:

Family Area Priced tickets available in the Bobby Cox Stand

Rows A – Y, Seats 1 – 47 with prices as follows:

Adult and one child under 12 £26
Two adults and two children under 12 £50
With additional children under 12 at £2


Under 12 and Under 16 tickets can only be bought as part of a family group

Prices for all areas in Dens Park are priced at £24 for Adults, £16 for concessions and £10 for Under 18

Tickets are available from the ticket office, in person or by phone on 01382 889966 (Option 1) or online

Matchday Programme

Dundee’s 2017/18 match programme The Dee will be available to buy at the Motherwell game in and around the ground and in the club shop. It is a full, colour 52 page edition packed with news, views, features and exclusive interviews which this week include:

A message from manager Neil McCann

A message from managing-director John Nelms

This Week in History – week in which Dundee have twice won the League Cup

The regular series of articles looking at the players who have worn the different squad numbers over the years featuring this week number 26

The Boyhood Hero – a tribute poem to Dundee hero Eric Sinclair

Where are they now?

Profile on visitors Motherwell

Junior Dees News

Classic Match

Dundee Supporters Association news


The Dee, produced by our partners Curtis Sports will be available on Saturday for just £3 and can also be ordered on the Curtis Sport website

How To Watch

Fans from outside of the UK who are virtual season tickets will be able to watch the Motherwell match live on DEETV or alternatively they can view it for just £5.

The full ninety minutes of the match will be available to every subscriber of DEETV on Wednesday night while a shorter highlights package will be available to view on Thursday alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players.

The pre-match press conference is also available to view on DEETV from Tuesday.

You can sign up for DEETV for just £5 a month on the official website where you will have access to Highlights, Interviews and all the Dundee FC goals at the click of the button.

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