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Header at goal by Aaron Sinclair misses left of the target.
James McFadden takes a weak shot and went wide of the right hand upright.
Free kick crossed by Iain Vigurs.
Unfair challenge on Simon Ramsden by Aaron Sinclair results in a free kick.
Fraser Kerr makes a clearance.
Aaron Sinclair goes into the book for dissent.
Ross Forbes crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Simon Ramsden concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Lawless.
Clearance made by Stephen McManus.
John Baird takes a shot. Lee Hollis blocks the ball.
Steven Lawless takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Aaron Sinclair.
Iain Vigurs is brought on as a substitute for Zaine Francis-Angol.
Ross Forbes takes a shot. Lee Hollis makes a block.
Clearance made by Steven Hammell.
Ross Forbes replaces Isaac Osbourne.
Stephen O'Donnell takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
Caution for Fraser Kerr.
Conrad Balatoni fouled by Fraser Kerr, the ref awards a free kick.
James Craigen takes a shot.
Header at goal by Stephen McManus goes over the frame of the goal.
Shot by Paul Lawson missed to the right of the net.
Shot by John Sutton.
Corner from the right by-line taken by James McFadden.
(Motherwell) makes a substitution, with Fraser Kerr coming on for Henri Anier.
The ball is delivered by James McFadden.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham.
Shaun Hutchinson makes a clearance.
Paul Lawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Sinclair.
Keith Lasley has an effort at goal. Scott Fox parries the ball away.
Henri Anier takes a weak shot and went wide right of the net.
John Baird replaces Kris Doolan.
Free kick crossed by Simon Ramsden.
Foul by Aaron Sinclair on John Sutton, free kick awarded.
Kallum Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Aaron Sinclair.
Lee Hollis manages to make a clearance.
Aaron Sinclair produces a cross.
James McFadden takes a brilliant shot and went wide left of the goal.
Aaron Sinclair crosses the ball.
Shot by James McFadden went wide of the left-hand post.
The ball is crossed by John Sutton.
Kallum Higginbotham on for Gary Fraser.
Isaac Osbourne takes a shot. Lee Hollis catches the ball.
Header at goal by James McFadden misses to the right.
Simon Ramsden crosses the ball.
Shot by Henri Anier went wide right of the post.
Aaron Muirhead manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Zaine Francis-Angol.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen O'Donnell on Henri Anier.
Corner taken by Stephen O'Donnell from the right by-line.
James McFadden goes into the referee's book.
Foul by James McFadden on Aaron Sinclair, free kick awarded.
Henri Anier has an effort at goal. Scott Fox catches the ball.
Corner taken by James McFadden from the right by-line.
Shot by Steven Hammell missed to the right of the net.
Conrad Balatoni manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by Scott Fox.
Conrad Balatoni makes a clearance.
Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
Kris Doolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen McManus.
Henri Anier has an effort at goal. A parry by Scott Fox prevents the goal.
Conrad Balatoni restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Lasley on Steven Lawless.
Corner taken by James McFadden.
Scott Fox restarts play with the free kick.
Henri Anier challenges Conrad Balatoni unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Free kick taken by Conrad Balatoni.
Centre by Henri Anier.
Gary Fraser makes a clearance.
Headed chance falls to Stephen McManus. Scott Fox catches the ball.
Steven Hammell restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Sutton by Aaron Muirhead.
John Sutton grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Motherwell 1-0 Partick.The assist for the goal came from Zaine Francis-Angol.
Conrad Balatoni takes the free kick.
Free kick taken by Steven Hammell.
Stuart Bannigan challenges Steven Hammell unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Stuart Bannigan restarts play with the free kick.
Zaine Francis-Angol takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.
The ball is swung over by Simon Ramsden.
Free kick taken by Keith Lasley.
Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Carswell.
McCall still hunting for width
Motherwell have ruled out a move for Celtic youngster Dylan McGeouch - but boss Stuart McCall still hopes to add a right-sided winger to his squad.
The Fir Park club have been linked with a loan bid for the 20-year-old Hoops playmaker.
But McCall is desperate to find a pacey wideman to balance off his team and admits that Scotland Under-21 international McGeouch's preference for playing through the middle means a switch is unlikely.
He said: "Dylan is a player that I'm led to believe Celtic will look, possibly, to loan out. He is a very good player. But, again, I'm led to believe probably does not want to play out-and-out right wing and that it is not his best position.
"That is the place in the team that we are really looking for so as much as I rate him, I don't want to bring anyone to the club for a position that they are not really keen on."
McCall has been thwarted in a number of attempts so far this summer to fill the void on the right side of his midfield left after Jamaican international Chris Humphrey departed for Preston.
However, with more than a week left until the transfer window shuts, he is not panicking yet.
"Bringing in a wide player is proving difficult," admitted the Steelmen manager. "We have had five or six players in over the last two months on trial, who for whatever reason have not really been what we are after.
"In the last 10 days we have had three lads targeted from English clubs to come up on loan. One decided at the last minute that Scotland wasn't for him at this time in his career. With the second it was a financial issue where we just couldn't pay what the club was after, the third did not happen because he has to come up window to window and his club was worried that if he failed to settle or get into the team, we would not be able to send him back.
"So they are the little stumbling blocks we have faced but we are still hopeful of managing to get someone in. But it has to be someone who will improve us, not just someone for the sake of it."
Motherwell will have to go with the squad they have as they take on Scottish Premiership new boys Partick Thistle at home on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Partick winger Steven Lawless wants to prove a point when he returns to his former club but insists that desire is fuelled with ambition rather than antagonism.
The winger scored on his only start for the Steelmen, a 4-0 League Cup win at Clyde in August 2011, and his only other first-team game was off the bench against Queen's Park in a Scottish Cup win later that season.
The 22-year-old hit 14 goals for Partick last term, form that prompted Dutch side Willem II to bid for him last month, and has already struck twice this season in Thistle's 3-1 win at Ross County.
Breaking into Motherwell's successful team proved difficult and he spent much of his senior years while a Fir Park player on loan to Albion Rovers, where he caught the eyes of the Jags last summer.
"I kind of have a point to prove but not in a bad way," said Lawless.
"I am just really looking forward to playing at Fir Park in the top flight, hopefully get a goal or two and get the three points.
"It was really good at Motherwell. I have nothing bad to say about them but obviously when the fixture list came out this is the one I was looking to most. I am really looking forward to it.
"I was in the Motherwell team early in the season but Chris Humphrey was on fire that year so I couldn't really complain because they were doing really well.
"I couldn't go in and chap the door and say I wanted in the team.
"I would have needed to wait on someone picking up an injury but you can't justify that.
"But I always felt I could play in this division so that is what I am trying to prove just now."
Full-back Jordan McMillan remains on the sidelines for the game.
McMillan is still struggling with the ankle knock that has kept him out so far this season.
Midfielder Sean Welsh will also miss out with a dead leg.
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