The winter break provided a vital breathing space for the team. After the League Cup final defeat at the end of November we had a horrible run of eight league games with only two draws to break the run of defeats.
Season 2017/18 grew into a fairytale for Motherwell fans. League safety, a wee cup run and some transfer income was all we sought but we were to be delivered one of the most successful seasons in recent decades.
There's no disguising the disappointment felt by the thousands who turned up at Hampden hoping for a Motherwell win but that feeling is countered by the pride we have in the whole team at Fir Park who have delivered such a memorable season.
Motherwell fans have been spoiled in recent days as the team falls under the media spotlight ahead of the cup final. For a more considered insight into the club the ever informative MFC Podcast has published a 40 minute chat with Stephen Robinson.
Motherwell have used a total of 22 players to reach the eighth Scottish Cup final in the history of the club. From the group, two will miss the Hampden final with injury, one is ineligible, one has left the club and one has retired.