Chris Roberts believes his Hibs Ladies side have ruffled the feathers of champions Glasgow City this season and predicts his charges will come out on top when the clubs meet during Sunday’s Women’s Scottish Cup final.
The Hibees, who have yet to beat their opponents this term, have delivered the first credible challenge to City’s vice-like grip on the Scottish game for a number of years.
The Easter Road side have enjoyed a remarkable campaign that has culminated in qualification for next season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League.
Now, Roberts is hoping for a tangible output for his team’s effort by clinching the final piece of silverware available this season.
He said: “It’s been a huge team effort this season and everyone has played their part. Now, I’m looking for one final push from the girls.
“It’s been a terrific year for the club. We’ve rocked the boat this season and closed the gap on City substantially.
“We cannot wait for Sunday to come around because we believe we can win the cup and we certainly have the squad to do so.
“The games between the clubs this season have been terrific contests that could’ve going either way and have raised the profile of the women’s game in Scotland.
“Both teams have lots of talented players and most importantly, match winners. Having the final in Edinburgh is an added bonus and we’re looking for a good turnout from supporters.
“It’s a one-off event so hopefully it’ll attract people that are not yet convinced about women’s football and the girls can showcase their obvious talent.”
Sunday’s showdown, which takes place at Ainslie Park and will be shown live on BBC Alba, kicks-off at 2pm with admission prices set at £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.