PREVIEW: Motherwell v Kilmarnock


Both sides need a result. Kilmarnock can’t buy a win at the minute, while Motherwell are on a four game losing streak after their opening day win over Inverness Caley Thistle.

Motherwell had to deal with extra time in their midweek league cup game against East Fife, while Kilmarnock have had to contend with the hammering at the hands of Ross County last weekend and the angry and passionate rant from ‘Angry Killie fan’.

They may have beaten Berwick Rangers 4-1 in midweek, but despite their failure to get a point out of the last four league games, Motherwell will be a tougher test for Gary Locke’s side.

The midweek exertions for both sides could have an impact on today’s proceedings in what could ultimately be a no score bore draw.


Team News

There are late fitness tests for Steven Hammell and Wes Fletcher ahead of the game today, but Stephen Pearson continues to miss out through a knee injury and Jake Taylor is suspended.

Kilmarnock’s injury list continues to grow with Chris Johnston, Scott Robinson and Dale Carrick out, while there are major doubts over Mark Connolly and Lee McCulloch.

Motherwell XI: Ripley, McManus, Ainsworth, Lasley, Chalmers, Kennedy, Law, Moult, Leitch, Thomas, McDonald.

Subs: Twardzik, Laing, Johnson, Robinson, Clarkson, Cadden, McMillan.

Kilmarnock: MacDonald, Smith, Hamill, Findlay, McKenzie, Boyd, Higginbotham, O’Hara, Ashcroft, Slater, Magennis.

Subs: Davies, Barbour, Westlake, Obadeyi, Splaine, Kiltie, Hawkshaw.


This game has draw written all over it. The only question to ask yourself is if this game will be a score draw or a no score draw?

0-0 draw and Angry Killie fan to be proven right again over Magennis’ ability or lack thereof as a striker.


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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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