Hibs Ladies unfazed by Celtic clash

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Hibernian Ladies defender Laura Murray insists tomorrow’s opponents Celtic will be more worried about Hibs than the Easter Road side are of them.

The Hibees can take a massive step towards securing second place in the Scottish Women’s Premier League with victory in the battle of the greens at Albyn Park, Broxburn (kick-off 2pm).

A win would move Hibs 15 points clear of the Hoops with just five games remaining, but Murray insists Celtic will pose problems despite their indifferent campaign this term.

“I think a lot of people have been a bit surprised by some of Celtic’s results this season, especially the Aberdeen defeat, but we can’t read anything into one or two bad results as Celtic are still a good team,” said the 21-year-old centre-back.

“They have so much ability in their team, but at the end of the day, if we play like we can and have shown in the last few games, I don’t think we will worry as much about them as they will about us.”

Meanwhile, Spartans face a daunting trip west to take on undefeated league leaders Glasgow City at Petershill Park, Glasgow (kick-off 2pm). Manager Debbi McCulloch said: “We’ve played them twice this season and ran them close in the first game only to lose heavily in the second. They will be difficult but we hope to give them a tougher game than we did in the League Cup final.”

Elsewhere, Hutchison Vale host Hamilton at Saughton Enclosure (kick-off 2pm).