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WELL STAR’S CUP FINAL BLOW

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MOTHERWELL defender Andy Rose’s faces a hectic fitness fight to face Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on May 19.

The Fir Park star, so impressive in the 3-0 semi-final win over Aberdeen, cracked his collarbone in the goalless draw with Ross County at the weekend.

The Aussie was taken to hospital and X-rays confirmed the damage. Rose, 29, now has his arm in a sling and will miss the Fir Park side’s last four league games of the season.

Boss Stephen Robinson said: “He has a small crack on his collarbone. I really feel for the boy as he now faces a race against time to prove his fitness.

“I’m not ruling him out completely, but it would appear highly unlikely that he will be ready in time for the Final.”

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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