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Sunday, April 18
Today’s result: Aberdeen 0, Motherwell 2.
We recorded our third win of the season over Aberdeen with a fine 2-0 win at Pittodrie this afternoon, courtesy of goals from Alex Burns after 14 mins and Stevie Craig in injury time. The only change to the team that beat Dunfermline last week was Barry John Corr replacing an out-of-sorts Gordon Marshall between the sticks. Sounds like we thoroughly deserved the win, and Toastie apparently had a couple of further chances to increase the margin of our victory, although the Dons also hit the post and had a decent penalty claim turned down.
A win at East End Park next Saturday will see us move to 4th in the league!
Team (4-4-2): Corr, Quinn, Craigan, Corrigan, Hammell, Lasley, Adams, O’Donnell, Dair, Burns (Clarkson 81), Craig.
Subs not used: Marshall, Fagan, Kinniburgh, Wright.
Ricky’s report of the Dunfermline game is now available.
Details of our remaining five games of the season are now available from the Fixtures page. A good day out at Tynecastle on the final day is in prospect!
David Clarkson has been nominated for the SPFA Young Player of the Year award, along with Craig Gordon (Hearts), Derek Riordan (Hibs) and a certain Stephen Pearson. 18-year-old Clarkson has scored 11 goals for Motherwell this season and featured in recent Scotland Under-21 squads. If he win the award he will follow in the footsteps of James McFadden, who was Young Players of the Year last time round.
Keith Lasley’s booking against Dunfermline will result in a one-match ban, making him the first Motherwell player to serve a suspension this season. Apparently last year we had 33 suspensions!
Terry Butcher has denied rumours linking him with the vacant manager’s position at Plymouth. The job seems certain to be offered to current Hibs’ boss Bobby Williamson.
New feature! I’m going to start compiling a list of potential signings for the Mighty ‘Well, so email me with your suggestions. To get the ball rolling, here are a couple of candidates nominated by Alan Stewart:
- Willie McLaren of Airdrie United, a 19 year old midfielder with an eye for goal and fantastic pace.
- Sean OConnor of QoS, a 22 year old target man of a striker, who I think is out of contract in the summer.
Cast your vote in our TWO new opinion polls: