2014–15 Motherwell F.C. season

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Motherwell
2014–15 season
Chairman Vacant
Manager Stuart McCall
(until 2 November 2014)
Kenny Black(caretaker)
(2 November - 13 December)
Ian Baraclough
(from 13 December 2014)
Stadium Fir Park
Scottish Premiership Tenth place (Ongoing)
Europa League Second qualifying round vs Stjarnan
League Cup Third Round
v Hamilton Academical
Scottish Cup Fourth Round
v Dundee United
Top goalscorer League: John Sutton (6)
All: John Sutton (6)
Highest home attendance 7,740 vs Celtic
6 December 2014
Lowest home attendance 3,732 vs Inverness Caledonian Thistle
16 August 2014
Average home league attendance 4,176
Home colours
Away colours

The 2014–15 season is Motherwell's thirtieth consecutive season in the top flight of Scottish football and the second in the newly established Scottish Premiership,[1] having been promoted from the Scottish First Division at the end of the 1984–85 season. Motherwell will also compete in the Europa League, League Cup and the Scottish Cup.

Important Events[edit]

On 2 November Stuart McCall resigned as manager,[2] with Kenny Black taking over as caretaker manager until Ian Baraclough was appointed as manager on 13 December.[3][4]

Results & Fixtures[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss       Postponed

Pre-season Friendlies[edit]

Scottish Premiership[edit]

Results[edit]

UEFA Europa League Qualifying phase[edit]

Scottish Cup[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

As of match played 30 January 2015
No. Nat Pos Player Total Scottish Premiership Europa League Scottish League Cup Scottish Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 Scotland DF Craig Reid 22 0 17+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
3 Scotland DF Steven Hammell 7 1 5+0 0 2+0 1 0+0 0 0+0 0
4 Scotland MF Stuart Carswell 17 0 12+3 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
5 England DF Simon Ramsden 18 1 13+1 1 2+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
6 Scotland DF Stephen McManus 27 0 23+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
7 England MF Lionel Ainsworth 23 3 13+7 2 2+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
8 Scotland MF Paul Lawson 4 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
9 England FW John Sutton 27 6 22+1 6 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
11 Scotland MF Iain Vigurs 15 2 10+1 2 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
12 Czech Republic GK Dan Twardzik 27 0 23+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
13 Faroe Islands GK Gunnar Nielsen 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
14 Scotland MF Keith Lasley 24 0 20+0 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
15 Republic of Ireland DF Mark O'Brien 18 0 13+1 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
16 Scotland FW Robert McHugh 4 0 1+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
17 Antigua and Barbuda DF Zaine Francis-Angol 13 0 10+1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
18 England MF Josh Law 27 2 18+5 0 2+0 2 1+0 0 1+0 0
19 Scotland FW Lee Erwin 22 1 6+14 1 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
20 Scotland DF Fraser Kerr 22 0 15+3 0 0+2 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
21 Scotland MF Jack Leitch 8 0 4+2 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
22 Scotland FW Craig Moore 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 England DF Adam Cummins 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 Estonia FW Henrik Ojamaa 21 4 17+2 3 0+0 0 0+1 0 1+0 1
26 Scotland MF Dom Thomas 5 0 1+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 Scotland MF Chris Cadden 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
30 Scotland DF David Ferguson 5 0 2+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 Scotland DF Luke Watt 3 0 3+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
39 Scotland MF Ross MacLean 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
48 Scotland MF Stephen Pearson 2 0 2+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

As of 30 January 2015[6][7]
Ranking Nation Number Name Scottish Premiership Scottish Cup Scottish League Cup Europe Total
1 England 9 John Sutton 6 0 0 0 6
2 Estonia 24 Henrik Ojamaa 3 1 0 0 4
3 England 7 Lionel Ainsworth 2 0 0 1 3
4 Scotland 11 Iain Vigurs 2 0 0 0 2
England 18 Josh Law 0 0 0 2 2
6 Scotland 19 Lee Erwin 1 0 0 0 1
England 5 Simon Ramsden 1 0 0 0 1
Scotland 3 Steven Hammell 0 0 0 1 1
TOTALS 15 1 0 4 20

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 30 January 2015[6][7]
Nation Position Number Name Scottish Premier League Europa League Scottish League Cup Scottish Cup Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
Scotland DF 2 Craig Reid 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Scotland MF 4 Stuart Carswell 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
England DF 5 Simon Ramsden 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Scotland DF 6 Stephen McManus 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1
Scotland MF 8 Paul Lawson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England FW 9 John Sutton 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland MF 11 Iain Vigurs 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Scotland MF 14 Keith Lasley 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Republic of Ireland MF 15 Mark O'Brien 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 1
Antigua and Barbuda DF 17 Zaine Francis-Angol 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
England MF 18 Josh Law 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland FW 19 Lee Erwin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Scotland DF 20 Fraser Kerr 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Scotland MF 21 Jack Leitch 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Scotland FW 24 Henrik Ojamaa 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1
Scotland DF 30 David Ferguson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 37 4 6 0 3 1 3 0 47 5


Team statistics[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
8 Kilmarnock 23 8 4 11 23 30 −7 28
9 Partick Thistle 22 6 7 9 32 27 +5 25
10 Motherwell 23 5 2 16 15 45 −30 17
11 St. Mirren 24 4 3 17 19 41 −22 15 Qualification to Scottish Premiership play-offs
12 Ross County 22 2 5 15 20 44 −24 11 Relegation to Scottish Championship
Updated to match(es) played on 24 January 2015. Source: Scottish Premiership
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A H A H A A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A A A
Result W L L L L W D L L L L L W L L D W W L L L L L
Position 2 6 9 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Source: BBC Sport
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
23 5 2 16 15 45 −30 17 3 1 6 6 15 −9 2 1 10 9 30 −21

Source: BBC Sport

Results by opponent[edit]

Motherwell score first

Team Results Points
1 2 3 4
Aberdeen 0-1 0-2 0
Celtic 1-1 0-1 0-4 1
Dundee 1-3 1-4 0
Dundee United 0-1 1-0 1-3 3
Hamilton Academical 0-4 0-5 0
Inverness C.T. 0-2 1-3 0
Kilmarnock 0-2 0
Partick Thistle 1-3 1-0 3
Ross County 2-1 2-2 4
St. Johnstone 0-1 1-2 0
St. Mirren 1-0 1-0 6

Source: 2013–14 Scottish Premier League Results Table

Transfers[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "New SPFL branding is unveiled". skysports.com. SKY Sports. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stuart McCall quits as Motherwell boss after fifth straight league loss". STV Sport. STV. 2 November 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ian Baraclough appointed ‘Well boss". http://www.motherwellfc.co.uk/. Motherwell F.C. 13 December 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Motherwell: Kenny Black to stay on as assistant manager". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC. 23 December 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Motherwell and Elgin home games postponed". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC. 16 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Motherwell F.C. Sky Sports Statistics
  7. ^ a b Motherwell F.C. Sky Sports Statistics 2
  8. ^ "Motherwell sign up midfielder Josh Law from Alfreton Town". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Motherwell sign goalkeeper Dan Twardzik after Dundee exit". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 23 May 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Lionel Ainsworth signs contract to stay at Fir Park". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 16 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Motherwell: Stephen Pearson returns to Fir Park". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Fulham sign Motherwell defender". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 16 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Motherwell sell striker Henri Anier to Erzgebirge Aue". bbc.co.uk (British Broadcasting Corporation). 19 June 2014. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Alloa Athletic sign Adam Asghar after Motherwell exit". bbc.co.uk/sport. BBC Sport. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  15. ^ "Henrik Ojamaa makes Fir Park return". Motherwell F.C. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "'Well take Derby's O'Brien on loan". Motherwell F.C. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  17. ^ "Motherwell extend loan deal for Derby's Mark O'Brien". http://www.bbc.co.uk/. BBC. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 

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