Hutchie Vale boss relishing WPL clash with Rangers

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HUTCHISON VALE manager Andy Enwood insists this weekend is the perfect time for his side to face last term’s Scottish Women’s Premier League runners-up, Rangers.

The Black and Gold girls face the Gers tomorrow at Springburn Sports Centre (kick-off 12.00pm) and Enwood admits his side will be more adventurous than in their last outing against Glasgow City.

He commented: “With all due respect, playing against Rangers is very different to facing Glasgow City and we will be looking to present more of an attacking threat. You could argue that it’s better to face the top-six sides early in the campaign when they’re not in full flow.”

Hearts Women host Inverness City at Peffermill (kick-off 3pm). Manager Kevin Milne said: “It’ll certainly be a tough game because they’ve dangerous players but we will approach it as a must-win game. If we want to stay in the SWPL then quite simply we must win games like these.

“We wanted to build on our good performance against Aberdeen so it was frustrating to have no match last weekend. But, on the flipside, we’ve had a couple of weeks to prepare for this game and we’re ready.”

Meanwhile, Hibernian Ladies look to complete a league and cup double over opponents Hamilton Academical when they once again clash at Albyn Park, Broxburn (kick-off 2pm).

Hibs boss Chris Roberts watched his side defeat the Accies 8-0 in the SWPL Cup earlier this month but expects a closer contest this time.

He said: “It’s a challenge facing a side we played only recently. However, we will take it game by game. We will be looking to play the game our way and continue to improve so we are looking forward to a run of games.”