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Robert McHugh has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Foul by Gary Irvine on Henrik Ojamaa, free kick awarded. Tom Hateley takes the free kick. Gary Irvine goes into the book.
Michael Higdon is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Rab Douglas.
John Baird comes on in place of Steven Milne.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Cummins on Colin Nish. Ryan Conroy takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Benedictus on Michael Higdon. Keith Lasley fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Michael Higdon takes the chance to get an effort at goal. (Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Robert McHugh coming on for Jamie Murphy. Omar Daley replaces Chris Humphrey.
Tom Hateley takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Declan Gallagher. Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line played to the near post.
Shot from 20 yards by Steven Milne. Save by Darren Randolph.
Steven Milne has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save by Darren Randolph. Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Conroy, clearance made by Jamie Murphy. Adam Cummins challenges Colin Nish unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Irvine restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Hateley by Iain Davidson. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Higdon by Kyle Benedictus. Tom Hateley produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Shot from 18 yards by Jamie Murphy. Rab Douglas makes a save.
Nicky Riley goes off and Ryan Conroy comes on.
Matthew Lockwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Humphrey. Tom Hateley takes the free kick. Matthew Lockwood is given a yellow card. Foul by Simon Ramsden on Colin Nish, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Rab Douglas.
Tom Hateley takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Kyle Benedictus.
Adam Cummins produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Jamie Murphy fouled by Nicky Riley, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Hateley crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tom Hateley, Steven Milne manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, Adam Cummins takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
Shot from just outside the box by Nicky Riley misses to the right of the goal. Zaine Francis-Angol replaces Stevie Hammell.
Kyle Benedictus concedes a free kick for a foul on Henrik Ojamaa. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Murphy.
Adam Cummins fouled by Colin Nish, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
The referee blows for offside against Michael Higdon. Rab Douglas takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Jamie Murphy.
Michael Higdon fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 1-1 Dundee.Assist on the goal came from Henrik Ojamaa.
Unfair challenge on Nicky Riley by Stevie Hammell results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Matthew Lockwood from the free kick, Darren Randolph makes a save.
The offside flag is raised against Michael Higdon. Rab Douglas restarts play with the free kick.
Tom Hateley delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Jamie Murphy from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken left-footed by James McAlister, Darren Randolph makes a save.
Tom Hateley produces a cross, Header from close range by Michael Higdon misses to the right of the goal.
Steven Milne produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Drilled right-footed shot by Henrik Ojamaa. Save by Rab Douglas.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lockwood by Henrik Ojamaa. Free kick taken by Rab Douglas.
James McAlister concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Hateley. Darren Randolph takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Nicky Riley from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 0-1 Dundee.
Nicky Law takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McBride by Nicky Law. Matthew Lockwood restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley from the left by-line. Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley to the near post, clearance by Gary Irvine.
Nicky Law takes a shot. Rab Douglas makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley, clearance by Declan Gallagher. Jamie Murphy has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Keith Lasley takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
The official flags Steven Milne offside. Darren Randolph restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from 18 yards by Steven Milne. Save by Darren Randolph.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stevie Hammell from the right by-line. Simon Ramsden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Iain Davidson. Rab Douglas takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Henrik Ojamaa on Iain Davidson. Free kick taken by Rab Douglas.
Michael Higdon takes a shot. Save made by Rab Douglas.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Henrik Ojamaa takes a shot. Save by Rab Douglas.
Law changes shooting strategy
Motherwell midfielder Nicky Law is refusing to panic over their recent goalscoring form at Fir Park as they prepare to face Dundee following three blanks.
Law hoped last Saturday's 3-1 win at St Johnstone had banished their problems in front of goal but they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Dundee United on Wednesday - the fifth time they had failed to find the net in six matches.
However, Law agrees with manager Stuart McCall that there was little wrong with their overall display and he will retain belief against the other half of the City of Discovery on Saturday.
"We watched the game back again and we actually played well and created quite a lot of chances," the former Rotherham player said.
"We have probably done everything but score. We just have to put our chances away, it's something we have probably struggled with a bit lately.
"In all the games we have lost we have created chances. We just have to keep creating chances and hopefully we start taking them.
"But the manager is drumming it into us to still be confident and keep playing how we are.
"We know we are a good side and if we are playing well, we are as good as anyone in the league, so we will keep plugging away."
Henrik Ojamaa has been the player most afflicted by a failure in front of goal, having not scored this season, but the Estonia striker could not have come closer against United, hitting both the bar and post.
"He was unlucky on Wednesday night with his shot. He has come inside, done everything right, he has hit the bar and it has come down and out," Law said.
"Their goal has probably hit the same position of the bar and gone down and in. That's the way it is going for us.
"Henrik had a good chance at the weekend as well. He is in the positions and hopefully he will soon take one and go on one of his runs again."
Some Motherwell fans might see bottom club Dundee as the ideal opponents to rectify the goalscoring problems against but Law is wary of their threat.
"They have beaten Hearts twice, so they are capable of beating one of the better sides in the league," he said.
"We know how dangerous they are. We had a tough game up there. We managed to turn it round and win 2-1 but it was a difficult game and they are a decent side.
"They are big and strong and ask questions of you."
Motherwell defender Shaun Hutchinson will have a late fitness test on a hamstring injury. Fellow centre-back Fraser Kerr is back in the squad after a calf knock, leaving Steven Saunders (knee) as the only definite absentee.
Dundee manager Barry Smith has urged his players not to let their win over Hearts go to waste.
The Dens Park club secured their first home league victory of the season by beating the Tynecastle men 1-0 thanks to Matt Lockwood's free-kick, and will be attempting to make it back-to-back victories for the first time this season against McCall's men.
Dundee have had a tough time on their return to the SPL after a seven-year absence, but after moving to within five points of St Mirren last weekend Smith does not want his side to fall short in their efforts to climb the table.
Smith said: "It's all about trying to build on what we did against Hearts. It was a great result and performance to match which was the most pleasing thing.
"It's only one win but the important thing is that we must take confidence from that into the Motherwell match.
"We showed what we can do on our day, so if we can play like that again we'll certainly give ourselves a chance.
"The mood has been good in training all week, with a view to going to Fir Park, so we have to try to build up some sort of momentum.
"We go there knowing what we're capable of and hopefully the Hearts game can spur us on to do something good in this game."
Dundee skipper Stephen O'Donnell misses out as he continues his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury.
Brian Easton (hamstring), Mark Kerr (knee), Davide Grassi (knee), Carl Finnigan (knee) and Jamie McCluskey (Achilles) also remain out.
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