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The referee blows the whistle to end the game.
Free kick taken by Jamie Hamill.
Stephen McManus gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson.
Header by Shaun Hutchinson misses to the right of the target.
Iain Vigurs restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on James McFadden.
Callum Paterson has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
Kevin McHattie crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Foul by Stuart Carswell on Jason Holt, free kick awarded.
Lionel Ainsworth goes off and Chris Cadden comes on.
Ryan Stevenson fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Stuart Carswell coming on for Keith Lasley.
Booking for Dylan McGowan for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Hutchinson by Dylan McGowan.
Foul by Keith Lasley on Jason Holt, free kick awarded.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen McManus by Ryan Stevenson.
Iain Vigurs fouled by Callum Paterson, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Lee Hollis.
Keith Lasley challenges Jamie Hamill unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Iain Vigurs crosses the ball in from the free kick. James McFadden scores. Motherwell 4-1 Hearts.
John Sutton fouled by Danny Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.
Dale Carrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Reid.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevin McHattie.
Jamie Hamill takes a shot.
Iain Vigurs takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald safely holds on.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie. Callum Paterson grabs a goal with a headed effort. Motherwell 3-1 Hearts.
Free kick taken by Dylan McGowan.
Unfair challenge on Sam Nicholson by Jack Leitch results in a free kick.
Strike on goal comes in from James McFadden from the free kick and goes over the bar.
Sam Nicholson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lionel Ainsworth.
Paul McCallum goes off and Jason Holt comes on.
Billy King comes on in place of Scott Robinson.
Iain Vigurs fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick.
Jack Leitch takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald fumbles the ball.
Jamie Hamill takes the free kick.
Jack Leitch challenges Callum Paterson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Keith Lasley.
Shaun Hutchinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Nicholson.
Jack Leitch takes a shot. Jamie MacDonald safely holds on.
Dylan McGowan takes the free kick.
Iain Vigurs challenges Paul McCallum unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Keith Lasley takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
The referee blows for offside.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line.
The second half begins.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
Keith Lasley takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Reid by Sam Nicholson.
Dale Carrick is brought on as a substitute for Brad McKay.
Shaun Hutchinson fouled by Ryan Stevenson, the ref awards a free kick.
Centre by Lionel Ainsworth.
Free kick crossed by Jamie Hamill.
Paul McCallum fouled by Shaun Hutchinson, the ref awards a free kick.
James McFadden fouled by Danny Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.
Euan Murray challenges Callum Paterson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Paul McCallum is ruled offside.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Hamill.
Corner taken by Kevin McHattie.
Zaine Francis-Angol goes off and Euan Murray comes on.
The referee blows for offside against James McFadden.
Header at goal by Brad McKay goes over the bar.
Foul by Keith Lasley on Sam Nicholson, free kick awarded.
Ryan Stevenson has an effort direct from the free kick that misses left.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Paterson by Stephen McManus.
Shaun Hutchinson restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Lasley.
Jamie Hamill restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Stevenson by Shaun Hutchinson results in a free kick.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the left by-line.
Jack Leitch takes a shot.
Free kick taken by Danny Wilson.
Craig Reid is adjudged to have handled the ball.
Shot by John Sutton. Jamie MacDonald parries the ball away.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Stevenson on Iain Vigurs.
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth.
Lionel Ainsworth takes a shot. Parried by Jamie MacDonald back into danger.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Paul McCallum.
Unfair challenge on Paul McCallum by Shaun Hutchinson results in a free kick.
Paul McCallum challenges Shaun Hutchinson unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee gets the game started.
Hammell sidelined for Hearts clash
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall has ordered his side to cut out the defensive blunders - despite losing another of his back four to injury.
Left-back Steven Hammell has dropped out of the squad to face Scottish Premiership bottom club Hearts after straining his hamstring during Motherwell's 3-0 defeat by St Johnstone on Tuesday.
Motherwell lost 3-1 to Dundee United four days earlier and McCall's injury list has grown further after Estonia striker Henri Anier was told to rest his shin injury, ruling him out of Saturday's game and an international friendly against Gibraltar next Wednesday.
McCall said: "It's not actually shin-splints, he has deep bone-bruising, so he needs complete rest. So he won't be going away with his national team. Whether it will take a week or three weeks, we don't really know.
"Hammy has strained his hamstring. It's only a grade one so it's still doubtful he will be ready for Hibs next weekend but hopefully not too long.
"There are a couple of players who would probably benefit from being pulled out the side because they are carrying little niggles and strains. It has probably affected their form but it is what it is.
"We only had seven training on Thursday, JP (physio John Porteous) says it's one of the worst injury lists he has had, but that's part and parcel of football.
"What we have to do, regardless of who is out, we have certainly got to defend better than the last two games.
"Out of the six goals, you would say five and possibly all six, have come from defensive frailty from ourselves. So we have to cut that out.
"Obviously we have had a dip in form but when you give goals away, that can affect the side. We need lads to get back to the form they were showing two or three weeks ago, when a lot of them were on top of their game."
Hammell joins fellow full-backs Simon Ramsden and Fraser Kerr on the injury list while centre-back Adam Cummins was loaned to Dundee in January. That shortage forced McCall to bring in former Morton player Craig Reid on the day of the Tannadice visit
"We have had to plunge him in there but he played 90 minutes on Tuesday having not played since December 28," McCall said.
"He was a bit stiff afterwards but he was one of our better players against St Johnstone. It's an opportunity and it's up to him to grab it."
Reid is determined to do so having failed to win a deal at Motherwell in the summer when the signing of Stephen McManus put an end to his trial spell.
He returned to Greenock for a second season instead but left the club in January as Kenny Shiels rebuilt his squad.
"I was a player of the year at Morton, we finished second, and I was offered a new contract," said Reid.
"I could have taken that contract and had money through the summer. But I believe in my own ability and I wanted to play at the top.
"It's not about money for me, it's the hunger to try to play at the highest level. I have got that chance now. Hopefully I can help the team and we can get results."
Hearts midfielder Jason Holt is a doubt for the clash after having a minor reaction to his recovery from a broken foot against Celtic last weekend.
The visitors will also be without Callum Tapping. The midfielder scored in Hearts' Under-20s 1-1 draw with Rangers on Wednesday but this weekend's game is likely to come too soon for his first-team return.
David Smith (knee) and Jamie Walker (foot) remain long-term absentees but Paul McCallum has brushed off a foot knock.
Billy King believes the bond shared by the youngsters in the Hearts first team has made this traumatic season easier to deal with.
The attacker is one of 13 Under-21 players to have started for the Jambos this season while the future of the club, placed in administration in the summer, has hung in the balance.
They could easily cite the ongoing saga as a distraction to the team. Instead, King insists it is a problem that the players never discuss.
"We don't talk about the off-the-field stuff," King said. "We just concentrate on each game."
"It's been better that we've all come through together because we've got a good bond. We've always played together in youth teams. We know what we're like on the park and we get on off the park. It's set us well."
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