Rovers tie switched after fire

Cliftonhill is unavailable to host Motherwell following a fire
Cliftonhill is unavailable to host Motherwell following a fire
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Motherwell’s fourth round Scottish Cup tie with North Lanarkshire rivals Albion Rovers has been switched to New Douglas Park.

The first meeting of the sides for 26 years takes place at the home of Hamilton Accies on Saturday, November 30, following a fire at Rovers’s Cliftonhill ground in Coatbridge.

Rovers’s chief executive Frank Meade said: “The match has been moved to New Douglas Park as remedial work on the club’s Café Bar and disabled toilet facilities, damaged in the recent fire-raising incident, will not be completed in time to enable the match to be played at Cliftonhill.

“Both clubs look forward to their first competitive meeting for 26 years and we would also like to thank Hamilton Academical for their assistance and willingness to host this match.”

Before that ’Well will be looking to put their 4-0 defeat to Dundee United behind them when they travel to Kilmarnock this Saturday.

The two sides last met in August when goals from Henri Anier and John Sutton were enough to secure a 2-1 win.