Hibs Ladies relishing Glasgow double-header

Hibs Ladies coach Chris Roberts

Hibs Ladies coach Chris Roberts

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Hibs Ladies manager Chris Roberts admits his side face a daunting prospect in attempting to defeat Glasgow City twice in the space of a week, the Scottish Champions having lost just once in three years.

The Hibees face City tomorrow at Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie (kick-off 2.30pm) aiming to consolidate their second place in the Scottish Women’s Premier League before taking on the same opponents next weekend in the Scottish Cup.

Boss Roberts said: “It’s certainly going to be an interesting couple of weeks playing Glasgow City in back-to-back games. We are under no illusions just how tough it will be; they’re a quality team with international players in almost every position.

“They may have already won the league but they won’t be letting up as they’ll have a point to prove following their result in the Champions League during the week (2-0 defeat by Polish champions Medyk Konin.)

“These are the games that everyone wants to be involved in because we train hard and want to test ourselves against the very best and just now that is Glasgow City. They’re the team to beat and it is a match we are all looking forward to.”

Hutchison Vale host Forfar Farmington at Saughton Enclosure (kick-off 1pm) looking to build on last weekend’s morale-boosting draw against Hamilton Academical.

Manager Andy Enwood said: “We will have to amend our game plan because what worked last weekend against Hamilton won’t work against Forfar.

“We want to end the season on a high and build towards next term and to do so we will need to pick up points in the games that are left.”

Fourth-placed Spartans can ensure they finish the campaign ahead of Celtic by avoiding defeat by them at Ainslie Park tomorrow (kick-off 1pm) and in doing so, can potentially close the gap on Rangers and Hibs in the race for second spot.

Celtic will be without Scotland duo Rhonda Jones and Suzanne Grant after red cards in last week’s defeat by Hibs.