Motherwell kick off with visit to Kilmarnock

Motherwell face Kilmarnock on the opening day of the new season
Motherwell face Kilmarnock on the opening day of the new season

Motherwell will begin the new season with a trip to Kilmarnock.

The fixtures for the new season, announced on Friday, see Mark McGhee’s men take on the Ayrshire side, who stayed up via the play-offs, in the season opener at Rugby Park on Saturday, August 6.

The Fir Parkers’ first home match is against St Johnstone the following week. ’Well then face Rangers away and Dundee at home in their next two games.

The first derby match with Hamilton Accies takes place at Fir Park on Saturday, September 17.

Over Christmas and New Year Motherwell’s festive schedule gives them a home matches with Aberdeen on Christmas Eve, a midweek trip to Inverness Caley Thistle on Wednesday, December 28, and a Hogmanay derby against Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

The Fir Parkers also face a lengthy midweek trip to Dingwall on Wednesday, February 1.

Full Motherwell fixture list:

August: Sat 6, Kilmarnock (a); Sat 13, St Johnstone (h); Sat 20, Rangers (a); Sat 27, Dundee (h).

September: Sat 10, Ross County (a); Sat 17, Hamilton Accies (h); Sat 24, Partick Thistle (a).

October: Sat 1, Hearts (h); Sat 15, Celtic (a); Sat 22, Aberdeen (a); Wed 26, Inverness CT (h); Sat 29, Ross County (h).

November: Sat 5, Dundee (a); Sat 19, Partick Thistle (h); Sat 26, Hearts (a).

December: Sat 3, Celtic (h); Sat 10, Kilmarnock (h); Sat 17, St Johnstone (a); Sat 24, Aberdeen (h); Wed 28, Inverness CT (a); Sat 31, Hamilton Accies (a).

January: Sat 28, Rangers (h).

February: Wed 1, Ross County (a); Sat 4, Hearts (h); Sat 18, Celtic (a); Sat 25, Dundee (h).

March: Wed 1, Kilmarnock (a); Sat 11, Aberdeen (a); Sat 18, St Johnstone (h).

April: Sat 1, Rangers (a); Wed 5, Hamilton Accies (h); Sat 8, Partick Thistle (a); Sat 15, Inverness CT (h).