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Steelmen Push For Europe

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Motherwell will be hoping to strengthen their push for European football next season when they take on Hibernian on Saturday at Easter Road.

The Steelmen currently sit third in the Scottish Premier League, six points above Dundee United who are one place below.

Stuart McCall’s men had a disappointing February with two defeats from their three games. However, they have started March well with a win as they overcame Hearts 4-1 on Saturday to put them back on track to finish in the top three.

Motherwell are favourites to overcome Hibernian with www.betfair.com, however, they have been unable to record back-to-back victories since early January when they beat St Johnstone and Hearts in consecutive games.

The visitors could be boosted by the return of Fraser Kerr who has been out for five weeks with an ankle ligament injury. He was set for a return against Hearts but a setback ruled him out of that tie.

It has been a stop-start campaign so far for the 21-year old but he could play a key part in the Steelman’s end to the season.

Hibernian have been out of form themselves, they have won just one of their last eight matches. Last Friday they suffered a 3-1 home defeat to Dundee United. Their bad run of form has seen them drop outside of the top six.

Terry Butcher’s men did beat Ross County in front of their home crowd on February 15 but that is only one of two victories in 2014 so far.

Following the game on Saturday, Hibernian will then prepare for a trip to Inverness the following Wednesday. If Hibs can pick up positive results in both of those fixtures, they may be able to creep back into the top six in the league once again.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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