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2nd Nov, 2017 | 2:55pm

Boost: Motherwell get some good news ahead of the cup showdown v Celtic

By John Reid

Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson is free to lead out his team at Hampden for this month’s Betfred Cup Final against Celtic.

The Fir Park boss has been handed a one-match ban by the SFA, following his sending-off against Rangers in the Betfred Cup semi-final last month.

Robinson would have missed the Hampden clash if he had picked up a three-game ban, but as it is he will watch this weekend’s game against away at Ross County from the stands.

Motherwell reached the final after defeating Rangers 2-0 in one of Pedro Caixinha’s last games in charge for the Ibrox club, with star striker Louis Moult scoring both goals for the Steelmen.

Celtic reached the final after a thrilling 4-2 win over Hibs, with Moussa Dembele and Mikael Lustig both scoring two goals.

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The Betfred Cup Final on November the 26th will be the first cup final between the sides since the 2011 Scottish Cup Final, which Celtic won 3-0.

Before that, Celtic have a chance to make history this weekend by avoiding defeat against St Johnstone and breaking the 100 year old domestic unbeaten run record, whilst fifth place Motherwell will attempt to close the gap on Hibs and Rangers with a trip to Dingwall to play Ross County.

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