Hibees plan to rain on City’s parade

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HIBERNIAN LADIES’ boss Willie Kirk believes preventing Glasgow City from clinching the Scottish Women’s Premier League title this weekend is all the motivation his side need to claim victory.

The Hibees face champions-elect City at Albyn Park, Broxburn, tomorrow (kick-off 2pm) knowing anything less than a win would hand a seventh-successive championship to the visitors – a prospect they are desperate to avoid.

“It’s a huge incentive to take something from the game because we don’t want them celebrating a title win on our patch,” commented Kirk.

“We’ve been there before and it’s a horrible experience.

“City dropped points unexpectedly against Rangers two weeks back and it will be interesting to see how they react.

“Nevertheless, we must focus on ourselves and see out the job of securing second place.

“It’s been a terrific season so far, but there are still a number of games to be won and a lot of hard graft to be put in before we can give ourselves a pat of the back.”

Elsewhere, Spartans travel west to take on Rangers at Petershill Park, Glasgow (kick-off 2pm) aiming to put some distance between the clubs.

Hutchison Vale aim to return to winning ways when they face Falkirk at Recreation Park, Alloa (kick-off 4pm) after suffering back-to-back defeats.