Hearts Ladies boss Grant Scott has urged his side to take advantage of Hamilton Academical’s low confidence levels when the teams clash tomorrow.
The Accies have endured a nightmare start to the new season after losing all five of their opening fixtures and shipping 21 goals in the process.
A victory for Hearts tomorrow at King’s Park, Dalkeith (2pm) would likely push the Jambos towards mid-table in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, although manager Scott has warned his side they may need to show patience.
He said: “Hamilton has been a Premier League side for a number of years and we will gave them all the respect they deserve.
“They’ve lost some key players from last season – we will look to capitalise on their lack of confidence at the moment and we will certainly be disappointed if we don’t take anything from the match.
“That said, we cannot simply turn up and assume it will just happen for us. We need to be focused, disciplined and have faith that our game plan will get us what we want.”
Elsewhere, Hutchison Vale host Inverness City at Saughton Sports Complex (1pm) and manager Andy Enwood is hoping they can carry on with the same level of performance that earned them a draw away to Aberdeen.
He said: “We lost all three games against Inverness last season so we want to put that right and have identified this game as one we need to win.
“Our performance against Aberdeen has certainly helped the girls’ confidence levels after some disappointing results, and if we can keep that same level of intensity, I will be pleased.”
Meanwhile, SWPL Cup finalists Glasgow City and Hibernian meet on league business tomorrow (Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie, 4pm) with both looking to maintain their 100 per cent winning starts to the campaign.
Hibs boss Chris Roberts admits the league takes priority over cup football this term, saying: “We have two massive league games before the final and they are our complete focus.
“There has been a big rivalry between City and Hibs over the years and with the potential of two Champions League places being up for grabs this season, we cannot afford to look further ahead than our next game.”
Finally, victory for Spartans tomorrow at Ainslie Park (1pm) would see Debbi McCulloch’s girls leapfrog fourth-placed opponents Aberdeen.