Hibs Ladies have inside info on Inverness

Hibernian Ladies manager Willie Kirk gives his side a pep talk
Hibernian Ladies manager Willie Kirk gives his side a pep talk
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Hibernian Ladies manager Willie Kirk believes his side will have the edge on opponents Inverness City after getting additional information on them from one of his players.

The Hibees face the Highlanders at Albyn Park, Broxburn, tomorrow (kick-off 2pm) and Kirk revealed he has spoken to winger Zoe Johnstone, a former Inverness player, to learn what he can about the newly promoted side. He said: “We know what to expect from Inverness as Zoe has been able to give us the lowdown on them.

“There’s no doubt that the pressure will be firmly on us as this is a fixture that everyone expects us to win comfortably. The girls are flying just now and we have a really competitive squad, so they are all chomping at the bit to get a run of games.”

Elsewhere, Spartans face Rangers at Petershill Park, Glasgow (kick-off 12pm) for the second time in two weeks with the Ainslie Park side having knocked Rangers out of the Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup recently.

Manager Debbi McCulloch believes her injury-ravaged team can once again rise to the challenge. She said: “We take confidence from having beaten them already this season. We’ve not had far to look for injury problems this season, but the girls have tackled each challenge head on and got the result every time. This is the first of three very tough fixtures against Rangers, Celtic and Glasgow City, and we need to take as many points as we can.”

Meanwhile, after back-to-back defeats against Hibs and Rangers in their opening fixtures, Hutchison Vale are hoping to get back to winning ways tomorrow when they face Celtic at Barrowfield, Glasgow (kick-off 4pm).