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McGhee distraught at Motherwell cup exit

Heartbroken Motherwell manager Mark McGhee could not hide his disappointment after his team went down 2-1 against Rangers at Ibrox to crash out of the William Hill Scottish Cup on Saturday.

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Kenny Miller's double put Motherwell out of this season's William Hill Scottish Cup (Pic by Michael Gillen)

’Well sickened by two late Gers goals

Motherwell suffered one of their most heartbreaking defeats of recent seasons when they lost 2-1 to Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.

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Mark McGhee and his backroom staff are trying to get Motherwell past Rangers this weekend (Pic by Alan Watson)

McGhee targets Scottish Cup glory run

Despite landing a daunting tie against Rangers at Ibrox, Motherwell boss Mark McGhee is targeting William Hill Scottish Cup glory.

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Ian Baraclough (left) and his then assistant manager at Motherwell, Steve Robinson, celebrate beating Rangers 6-1 on aggregate two seasons ago (Pic by Alan Watson)

Bara hopes ’Well can stun Gers twice again

Ian Baraclough hopes Motherwell can achieve what he did two seasons ago and beat Rangers home and away within a few days.

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New signing Keigan Parker is welcomed to the club by Thorniewood United president John Miller.

Former Saint Parker pens deal to join Thorniewood United

Former Scotland under-21 international Keigan Parker has joined junior club Thorniewood United until the end of the season.

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Mark McGhee can see positives and negatives in increasing the Scottish top flight to 16 teams (Pic by Alan Watson)

McGhee: bigger league would bring freshness

With the Scottish Premiership’s bottom seven teams separated by just seven points, fans have again been calling for a bigger top flight.

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Glasgow Warriors assistant coach Dan McFarland meets the media ahead of their game against Munster. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS/SRU

Glasgow’s Euro mission can pave way for Scotland to progress

Glasgow forwards coach Dan McFarland believes that making the breakthrough into the latter stages of European competition more regularly will have a knock-on benefit for the national team.

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Lee Lucas's challenge on Massimo Donati which saw the Motherwell midfielder sent off against Hamilton Accies (Pic by Alan Watson)

Lee Lucas signs until end of season

Motherwell FC have been boosted by midfielder Lee Lucas signing a new deal until the end of the season.

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Louis Moult wheels away in delight after his last gasp equaliser at Hamilton Accies (Pic by Alan Watson)

McGhee still rues not beating under strength Accies

Although delighted to have garnered four league points out of six in their last two Scottish Premiership games before the winter break, Mark McGhee still feels a tinge of regret at not beating Hamilton Accies.

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Carl McHugh in action against Hamilton Accies last Saturday (Pic by Alan Watson)

McHugh: last thing I wanted was break

Returning Motherwell midfielder Carl McHugh is gutted that the Scottish Premiership has gone into a two-week winter break.

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Motherwell's Lee Lucas battles for possession against Hamilton Accies' Ali Crawford last Saturday (Pic by Alan Watson)

McGhee: I hope to deal in Lee Lucas

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee is “hopeful” that midfield ace Lee Lucas will stay at the club when his contract expires this month.

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Mark McGhee and James McFadden don't look like being reunited with Louis Laing when the player's Notts County deal expires this month (Pic by Alan Watson)

McGhee: I don’t expect Louis Laing to return

Motherwell FC gaffer Mark McGhee has told the Motherwell Times that he doesn’t expect jettisoned centre back Louis Laing to come back to Fir Park.

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Scott McDonald in action against Hamilton Accies on Saturday (Pic by Alan Watson)

McDonald blasts “arrogant” officials

Motherwell striker Scott McDonald has launched an astonishing tirade against “arrogant” referee Euan Anderson and his assistants Stuart Stevenson and Stephen Mitchell.

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Motherwell players celebrate with the visiting fans after Louis Moult's dramatic last gasp equaliser at Hamilton Accies (Pic by Alan Watson)

10-man ’Well snatch last gasp draw at Accies

Despite playing for more than an hour with only 10 men, Motherwell earned a dramatic last gasp 1-1 draw at Hamilton Accies on Saturday.

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Craig Clay (foreground) and Scott McDonald (background) scored for Motherwell in Wednesday night's vital 2-1 win at Inverness Caley (Library pic by Ian McFadyen)

Motherwell triumph 2-1 in Inverness

Goals from Craig Clay and Scott McDonald earned Motherwell a crucial 2-1 Scottish Premiership victory at Inverness Caley on Wednesday night.

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How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months.

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Carl McHugh playing in a pre-season friendly for Motherwell at Hibs (Pic by Craig Halkett)

Carl McHugh set for ’Well return

Long term Motherwell crock Carl McHugh is set for a sensational return to first team action.

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Mark McGhee thinks his players must improve their defensive concentration levels (Pic by Alan Watson)

McGhee: we must cut out mistakes

Motherwell manager Mark McGhee says his troops must stop giving away sloppy goals to climb the league table.

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Jonny Hayes was outstanding for Aberdeen in their 3-1 win at Motherwell on Friday night

’Well pay the penalty in Dons defeat

Motherwell crashed to a 3-1 home loss against Aberdeen in an eventful Scottish Premiership clash at a wind swept Fir Park on Friday night.

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Scott McDonald in action for Motherwell at St Johnstone last Saturday (Pic by Ian McFadyen)

Do I like astroturf? No chance, says McDonald

Motherwell ace Scott McDonald is definitely not a fan of astroturf after suffering a heel injury during training.

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