Motherwell F.C. Reserve and Youth squads

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Motherwell F.C. Reserves
Logo
Full name Motherwell Football & Athletic Club Ltd.
Nickname(s) Well
The Steelmen
Founded 17 May 1886
Ground Dalziel Park[1]
North Lanarkshire
Ground Capacity 2000 (384 Seated)
Owner Vacant
Manager England Ian Baraclough
Current season
Motherwell Under 20s
Full name Motherwell Football Club Under 20s
Ground Fir Park[2][note 1]
Motherwell
North Lanarkshire
Ground Capacity 13,742
Head Coach Finland Jonatan Johansson[3]
League SPFL U20 League
2012–13 13th[note 2]
Current season

In addition to the Motherwell F.C. first team, competing in the Scottish Premiership, Motherwell also have a reserve team and an under-20 team.

Reserve Team[edit]

History[edit]

The reserve team of Motherwell is known simply as Motherwell Reserves.

Motherwell have been an ever-present in the Scottish Premier Reserve League since its formation in the 1998/99 season. Initially starting as an Under 21 league, the reserve league was open to all age groups from season 2004/05.[4]

The Motherwell reserve team withdrew their team from the 2009/10 season due to financial constraints and a lack of support from other clubs, leading to the leagues eventual abandonment.[5] Motherwell Reserves now play friendly matches.

Motherwell Reserves usually play their home matches at Dalziel Park, a sports facility outside Motherwell, that is also the training ground of the first-team.[1]

First Team manager Ian Baraclough manages the reserve side, which mainly consists of players who are not a first-team regular. Also, players returning from injury and on-form under 20 players compete in reserve games as well.

Honours[edit]

  • Scottish Premier Reserve League Runners-up (1): 2006–07

Under 20s Team[edit]

History[edit]

The Motherwell Under 20 team compete in the newly formed SPFL U20 League and the Scottish Youth Cup. It was previously the Motherwell Under 19 team until it was changed for the 2012-13 season.[6] They now play their home games at Fir Park, Motherwell,[2] having previously played home matches at Hannah Park and Creamery Park. Jonatan Johansson manages the Under 20 side.[3]

Honours[edit]

  • Scottish Premier Reserve League Runners-up (3): 2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10[note 3]
  • SFA Youth Cup Runner-up (1): 1987

Current squad[edit]

As of 27 December 2014[7] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
26 Scotland MF Dom Thomas
27 Scotland FW Steven Higgins
28 Scotland DF Morgyn Neill
30 Scotland DF David Ferguson
31 Scotland GK Max Currie
32 Scotland MF Craig McCall
33 Scotland MF Liam Anderson
34 Scotland FW Dylan Mackin
35 Scotland DF Danny McNulty
No. Position Player
36 Scotland MF Robbie Leitch
37 Northern Ireland DF Ben Hall
38 Scotland Luke Watt
39 Scotland Ross McLean
40 Scotland Alan Campbell
41 Northern Ireland GK Brett Long
42 Scotland Ryan Watters
43 Scotland Jack McMillan

Academy[edit]

The club also have the newly formed Motherwell Academy. The academy was formed in 2012, and consists of teams made up of players and coaches from under-11 to under-17 level. The youth teams train at a sports facility based within Braidhurst High School.

Staff[edit]

Position Name[8]
Academy Director Scott Leitch
Chief Scout Bobby Jenks
Reserve team coach Stuart McCall
Under 20's team coach Jonatan Johansson
Goalkeeping coach Gordon Marshall
Head of Performance Analysis Ross Clarkson
Physiotherapists Adam Stokes & John Porteous

Former youth team players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dalziel Park Information, Dalziel High School War memorial Trust
  2. ^ a b "Fir Park Stadium". Motherwell F.C. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "TV: Johansson confirmed as U20s coach". Motherwell F.C. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  4. ^ SPL Reserve League - General Information
  5. ^ Managers united in call to scrap SPL reserves, Roddy Forsyth: The Daily Telegraph, published 5 January 2009
  6. ^ "SPL to create Under-20 league". sport.stv.tv (STV Sport). 12 April 2012. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Motherwell FC Squad Numbers – Scottish Premier League
  8. ^ Coaching Staff, Motherwell F.C.

External links[edit]

Club[edit]

Other[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The under 20 side use the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie as an alternate venue for some matches.
  2. ^ Final Position in the league.
  3. ^ in the 2009-10 season, Motherwell under 19s were also the top scorers in the division.
  4. ^ a b c d e This player has also represented their country at full international level.