Motherwell ended their pre-season preparations with a 2-0 defeat to English Championship club Millwall in Edinburgh.

Ben Thompson and Matt Smith hit the net for Millwall either side of half-time as ‘Well manager Graham Alexander was given one final friendly to assess his Motherwell team. Some Motherwell players played 90 minutes ahead of Wednesday’s Premier Sports Cup opener against Queen’s Park.

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Alexander’s Motherwell team faced Millwall. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Millwall have been training at the Oriam as part of their pre-season training schedule and invited Motherwell to a friendly at their Edinburgh base. Gary Rowett’s side handed debuts to Daniel Ballard, Scott Malone, George Saville and Benik Afobe while Motherwell goalkeeper Liam Kelly made his first start since joining permanently from QPR.

Alexander also had three trialists feature in the match while two were unused substitutes. Stephen O’Donnell captained Motherwell in the first half while Jake Carroll was handed the armband after the Scotland international was substituted at half-time.

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