On Saturday Motherwell and Hamilton will meet in the Scottish Cup for the first time in 20 years. A big Lanarkshire crowd should provide a great atmosphere inside Fir Park as the home support hopes for a win to see the season back on track.
Football returns to Fir Park this weekend with the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. This stage of the competition fills fans all over the country with renewed optimism as they hope that their team will be one of the 16 to progress to the next round.
Nadir Ciftci has become Motherwell's second winter signing adding further firepower to our attack on a loan until the end of the season. The much travelled striker has been farmed out by Celtic to a number of clubs.
Stevie Hammell's decision to move from the pitch to the Director's chair at Motherwell's Academy has unleashed a torrent of much deserved praise for our long serving left back. Will we ever see his likes again?
Motherwell did not so much stumble into the winter break as crash into it with a loss to Hamilton which was undeniably catastrophic. The next three weeks, before we rematch with Accies in the cup, look crucial - but 2018 offers cause for optimism.