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Michael Higdon takes a shot.
Corner taken right-footed by Tom Hateley.
Nicky Law is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Gary Warren.
Liam Polworth joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ross Draper.
Effort on goal by Nicky Law from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Chris Humphrey. Graeme Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Andrew Shinnie. Direct free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Gary Warren fouled by Robert McHugh, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Meekings takes the free kick.
Chris Humphrey takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Robert McHugh on for Henrik Ojamaa.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Zaine Francis-Angol coming on for Kallum Higginbotham.
Josh Meekings fouled by Michael Higdon, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Meekings takes the free kick.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Adam Cummins coming on for Simon Ramsden.
Shot by Owain Tudur Jones from 25 yards. Save made by Darren Randolph.
Shaun Hutchinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper. Shane Sutherland replaces Billy McKay. Philip Roberts joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Doran. Graeme Shinnie takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Owain Tudur Jones on Kallum Higginbotham. Owain Tudur Jones is cautioned. Free kick taken by Nicky Law.
Graeme Shinnie challenges Chris Humphrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Law.
Michael Higdon grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Motherwell 3-0 Inverness CT.Stewart Carswell provided the assist for the goal.
Ross Draper takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Ramsden.
Corner taken left-footed by Graeme Shinnie, clearance by Stevie Hammell.
Nicky Law gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 2-0 Inverness CT.The assist for the goal came from Henrik Ojamaa. Stewart Carswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie. Direct free kick taken by Josh Meekings.
Foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Ross Draper, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Josh Meekings.
Foul by Josh Meekings on Michael Higdon, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Nicky Law.
Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by David Raven results in a free kick. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Nick Ross from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Shot from 6 yards by Henrik Ojamaa.
Simon Ramsden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Shinnie. Andrew Shinnie restarts play with the free kick.
Ross Draper challenges Chris Humphrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Hateley takes the direct free kick.
Aaron Doran has an effort at goal from 20 yards.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie by Chris Humphrey. Direct free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
Nicky Law is ruled offside. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.
Michael Higdon takes a shot. Henrik Ojamaa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Warren. Josh Meekings takes the direct free kick.
Aaron Doran takes a shot.
Foul by Henrik Ojamaa on Josh Meekings, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Michael Higdon fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Motherwell 1-0 Inverness CT.Assist on the goal came from Henrik Ojamaa.
Tom Hateley takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson. Henrik Ojamaa has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henrik Ojamaa by Gary Warren. Gary Warren is given a yellow card. Tom Hateley restarts play with the free kick.
Aaron Doran takes a shot. Darren Randolph makes a save. Billy McKay is caught offside. Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.
Corner taken by Tom Hateley from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Graeme Shinnie.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Nick Ross. Darren Randolph takes the free kick.
Henrik Ojamaa takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Warren. Outswinging corner taken by Tom Hateley from the left by-line.
Chris Humphrey fouled by Graeme Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Hateley.
Owain Tudur Jones takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken by Aaron Doran, Stevie Hammell makes a clearance.
Drilled right-footed shot by Andrew Shinnie. Save by Darren Randolph.
Centre by Aaron Doran, Billy McKay takes a shot.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Doran by Stevie Hammell results in a free kick. Aaron Doran takes the free kick.
David Raven concedes a free kick for a foul on Henrik Ojamaa. Stevie Hammell takes the direct free kick. Michael Higdon produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Henrik Ojamaa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross Draper. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Henrik Ojamaa fouled by David Raven, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stevie Hammell.
Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the right by-line.
Motherwell assistant manager Kenny Black refused to rule out an offer for James McFadden but revealed the forward's recent return to the Fir Park fold was similar to his early-season training stint.
McFadden is back training with Motherwell after a brief spell at Sunderland ended and a move to Nottingham Forest fell through when he travelled to the City Ground on the day Alex McLeish left his short reign as manager there.
McFadden, who hit 32 goals for Motherwell as a teenager, has already been back at the club for two weeks and a move looks unlikely after contract talks with Fir Park chief executive Leeann Dempster failed to come to fruition before he signed for Sunderland.
Black, speaking at the pre-match media conference ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Inverness, said: "James has come in very similar to what he did a few months back. He came in looking for training facilities.
"We are more than willing to accommodate him. James came in, got himself fit and got himself a move to Sunderland.
"He is now back up and it's really much of the same.
"He is keeping himself ticking over, a local lad, and we're happy to have him on board.
"That's as far as it goes, nothing has changed from the last time he was here."
Motherwell manager Stuart McCall had some money left in his playing budget but with 10 players out of contract in the summer he might want to plan for the long term instead of trying to sign McFadden on a short-term deal.
Black added: "I don't know the finances in regards to if we can offer him anything.
"I do know that we have lost Jamie Murphy and brought Kallum Higginbotham in and we have a lot of frustrated players at Motherwell.
"Bob McHugh did tremendous during the week and scored a hat-trick for the under-20s.
"Whether we can accommodate James McFadden will probably be for the chief executive to deal with.
"It makes sense if you have the finances to do it. I don't know how many games James got at Sunderland.
"But we are certainly happy to have him in because he is well-liked around the place."
Motherwell are without the suspended Keith Lasley and Fraser Kerr against Inverness.
Midfielder Lasley and defender Kerr were both sent off in the final stages of Motherwell's 2-0 defeat by Kilmarnock last weekend.
Inverness midfielder Owain Tudur Jones admits victory over Motherwell would be sweet following their two painful defeats against the Lanarkshire side in an otherwise memorable season.
Caley Thistle only lost three times before the winter break - once to Celtic and twice against Stuart McCall's team.
Michael Higdon netted a hat-trick when Motherwell won 4-1 at Fir Park in September and the next time Inverness lost was a 5-1 home thrashing by the Steelmen, their only defeat in a run of 21 games.
Inverness go into Saturday's Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash one point above their hosts in second place but McCall's team have a game in hand.
Tudur Jones said: "It would be nice to get the points against them, that's for sure.
"They are probably looking at the table thinking 'how are Inverness above us' after the way they have pumped us twice.
"It's a good game for us, it's a game we feel we have to be right at it.
"Previously against Motherwell we have conceded sloppy goals early in the game and conceded a second one soon after.
"We have to make sure we are ready to go."
Inverness are looking for their first victory in six games after their return to winning ways was delayed when Borja Perez struck a last-minute equaliser past Ryan Esson on Wednesday night with Kilmarnock's first shot on target of the game.
"It was a bit of a sickener," Tudur Jones said.
"We played well, we kept the ball pretty well and really limited them to almost nothing, I don't think Ess in goal had anything to do. It makes it hugely disappointing.
"It has happened a fair few times this season and is something that will need sorting out."
Inverness will still be without captain Richie Foran who has missed two games with a knee injury.
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