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Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Racchi on Henrik Ojamaa. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
Michael Nelson is shown a yellow card for dissent.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Nelson by Michael Higdon. Cameron Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Fraser Kerr takes a shot. Save by Cameron Bell. Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Manuel Pascali.
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Unfair challenge on Gary Harkins by Shaun Hutchinson results in a free kick. Booking for Shaun Hutchinson for unsporting behaviour. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Effort on goal by Michael Higdon from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Effort on goal by Henrik Ojamaa from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the right by-line to the near post, save made by Cameron Bell.
Keith Lasley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dayton. Liam Kelly delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
The referee blows for offside against Rory Boulding. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from deep inside the area by Henrik Ojamaa clears the bar.
James Dayton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan O'Leary.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Cummins by Rory Boulding. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Corner taken by Danny Racchi played to the near post, Gary Harkins takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Michael Higdon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Nelson. Chris Humphrey goes off and Fraser Kerr comes on. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Steven Hetherington coming on for Nicky Law.
The ball is swung over by Liam Kelly.
Danny Racchi takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Borja Perez takes a shot. Save made by Darren Randolph.
Unfair challenge on Liam Kelly by Nicky Law results in a free kick. Liam Kelly takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Liam Kelly from the right by-line, Jamie Murphy makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Tom Hateley.
Shot from deep inside the area by Jamie Murphy clears the bar.
Henrik Ojamaa concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan O'Leary. Danny Racchi is brought on as a substitute for Lee Johnson. Borja Perez is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Kennedy. Free kick taken by Cameron Bell.
Jeroen Tesselaar is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Close range headed effort by Nicky Law clears the crossbar.
Foul by Rory Boulding on Zaine Francis-Angol, free kick awarded. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Michael Nelson fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Cummins on for Simon Ramsden. Michael Nelson takes the indirect free kick.
Gary Harkins takes a shot. Save by Darren Randolph.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henrik Ojamaa by Liam Kelly. Free kick taken by Nicky Law.
Jamie Murphy finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-2 Motherwell.The assist for the goal came from Michael Higdon.
Shaun Hutchinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Harkins. Indirect free kick taken by Liam Kelly.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory Boulding by Simon Ramsden. Shot comes in from Liam Kelly from the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Keith Lasley by Liam Kelly results in a free kick. Tom Hateley delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
A goal is scored by Gary Harkins from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 1-1 Motherwell.
Ryan O'Leary fouled by Henrik Ojamaa, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Bell takes the indirect free kick.
Rory Boulding has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Foul by Michael Higdon on Manuel Pascali, free kick awarded. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
Keith Lasley fouled by Liam Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Kelly goes into the referee's book. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
Chris Humphrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeroen Tesselaar. Indirect free kick taken by Manuel Pascali.
Gary Harkins fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. The referee books Michael Higdon for unsporting behaviour. Manuel Pascali takes the free kick.
Rory Boulding is caught offside. Simon Ramsden takes the free kick.
Rory Boulding fouled by Zaine Francis-Angol, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Liam Kelly from right wing, comfortable save by Darren Randolph.
Chris Humphrey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Shot from inside the six-yard box by Michael Higdon goes wide right of the goal.
Jamie Murphy fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Kilmarnock 0-1 Motherwell.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Michael Higdon goes wide right of the target.
Rory Boulding takes a shot. Zaine Francis-Angol gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Lee Johnson.
Unfair challenge on Zaine Francis-Angol by Manuel Pascali results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Hateley from left wing, Manuel Pascali manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley played to the near post. Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line, Shaun Hutchinson takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Rory Boulding. Darren Randolph takes the indirect free kick.
Borja surprised by Killie approach
Kilmarnock captain Manuel Pascali revealed new signing Borja Perez was taken aback when he told the Spaniard his team would try to pass the ball through him.
Playmaker Borja, 30, signed a one-year contract ahead of Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash against Motherwell at Rugby Park after leaving Spanish football for the first time.
Killie were the surprise package of the SPL two seasons ago with their expansive style under Mixu Paatelainen and they confounded expectations by winning the Scottish Communities League Cup last season after Kenny Shiels was forced to rebuild the team.
And Pascali revealed expectations of those who come in from outside Scotland are also different from reality.
The Italian said: "I remember when Borja played in James Fowler's testimonial. He was asking me how we were going to play. He was surprised when I said to him: `We are going to try to play football here'.
"He is a number 10 so I said: 'We are going to try to find you as much as we can.'
"He was surprised and said: 'So you don't play direct like the Scottish way?'
"There are a few clubs who are trying to play because it's very enjoyable from the players' point of view. This philosophy took us into fifth position two years ago with Mixu and to the cup win last season.
"We will try to do it again. It's going to be hard because now all teams know that we will try to do it so they will try to press very high and hard but that's a new challenge for us."
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has been given the green light to add to his squad with at least one new signing.
And the Fir Park boss will speak to James McFadden in the near future about the Scotland forward's plans, although he played down the likelihood of any potential deal being struck.
McCall has only added versatile defender Simon Ramsden and on-loan teenage Birmingham centre-back Fraser Kerr this summer despite losing Stephen Craigan, Tim Clancy, Steve Jennings and Ross Forbes plus six young fringe players.
And he was encouraged by talks with the Motherwell board, who rejected recent bids for Shaun Hutchinson and Nicky Law.
"It was quite promising, so I have got two weeks to try to get one person or maybe a couple in, probably loans," said McCall.
"But at least there is something there, which wasn't looking the case.
"It wasn't the greatest amount in the world but it was something and I was really pleased."
McCall has several dilemmas as he ponders his priorities.
"You look at central midfield for a physical presence, obviously we lost Jennings," he said.
"We are playing Law and (Keith) Lasley there, who are both good going forward.
"Maybe we need a defensive one to anchor.
"Having said that Simon Ramsden can play that and we might look at a centre-half.
"We will wait and see what's out there. I don't want to bring two or three people in who are not going to improve it, but on the other hand the squad is small.
"You can get a couple of young ones from down south but how do you know they are any better than the young ones we have got? Because we have been pleased with them."
Fans' favourite McFadden, who left Fir Park as a teenager in 2003, has been training with Motherwell since the start of pre-season after being released by Everton.
When asked if there was any chance of a deal, McCall said: "I wouldn't say it's completely dead but I wouldn't say there was any life in it either."
McCall joked: "I'm getting fed up of Faddy being around the training ground if I'm honest. He's too skilful for us all.
"I'll maybe have a little chat with him today, but I don't really know what James is thinking.
"I would imagine he has got offers elsewhere far bigger and brighter than ours, not that we have made him an offer.
"But he's been around a long time now so maybe he wants to get his boots on and start playing.
"That will be a chat to have in the next day or so."
Motherwell travel to Kilmarnock with both sides having claimed one goal and two points from their opening two Clydesdale Bank Premier League games.
"They were the only side last season we never managed a goal against," McCall said.
"We had two entertaining nil-nils when both sides could have scored lots of goals other than for some excellent goalkeeping.
"Then we probably had our most inept performance when we lost 2-0, so we definitely need to be better than that."
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