Hearts are reported to have sold over 14,000 tickets for the match (most at the welcome price of £10 for early birds). Motherwell fans will be there in sufficient numbers to give the team that extra support which always follows a change of leadership. After a four game losing streak a point (or better! ) would be hailed as evidence of a steadying hand on the tiller.
Craig Brown and Archie Knox were kept aware of the progress of snow and ice clearing operations throughout the day and they can now finalise their plans. In cooperation with Gordon Young the team selection will be firmed up and the interim management team will be in the dugout.
The switch from Gannon to Brown was made with remarkable haste. Brown's plans of a relaxing Ne'erday holiday were blown apart when Bill Dickie's phone call arrived on Monday. The players are said to be delighted at the change of personnel and with any luck there should be a reaction which is evident on the park.
Come on ye 'Well