Motherwell v Kilmarnock: How to watch and referee appointment

Motherwell may be safe in the Scottish Premiership, but their pursuit of points to finish the best of the bottom six continues on Saturday.

Graham Alexander’s Steelmen welcome Kilmarnock to Fir Park with both sides licking their wounds from painful Scottish Cup quarter-final exits on penalty kicks in the last week.

And the hosts will face a real battle to pick up the victory, with Killie fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.

Tommy Wright’s men are five clear of bottom side Hamilton – who the Steelmen beat 1-0 in the Lanarkshire derby last midweek – but could still be pulled right back into the mix for automatic relegation if results don’t go their way at the weekend.

Killie won the last clash between the sides 4-1 last month
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Motherwell will be determined to pick themselves up from their cup defeat to Hibs, so it should be an entertaining contest in ML1.

The only way to catch the action live is through Motherwell TV and a live stream of the game is  available to buy on a pay-per-view basis  for £12.

Motherwell season ticket holders can watch the game for free at  live.motherwellfc.co.uk , as can international-based supporters through their subscription.

Killie hold the upper hand in the fixture so far this season, earning a 2-0 win at Fir Park in December and a thumping 4-1 victory at Rugby Park last month, while Motherwell earned a 1-0 victory in between those two results at Rugby Park in February.

Saturday’s game kicks-off at 3pm and a win for the Steelmen could see them climb into sixth spot if sixth place St Mirren lose their clash with Hamilton and seventh place Dundee United fail to win at home to Ross County.

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Referee appointment

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Bobby Madden is the man in the middle for the clash.

The East Kilbride whistler has dished out 37 yellows cards and shown three reds across 16 Premiership games in charge this season.

His last outing in charge of a Motherwell game came in January for Graham Alexander’s first match in charge of the Steelmen.

That ended in a 1-1 draw at St Mirren, where Madden awarded Saints a controversial penalty which denied Alexander a winning start.

Madden will be assisted by Andrew McWilliam and Joseph Lawson. The fourth official is Euan Anderson.

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