Hibs captain Joelle Murray hopes to help Scots stay perfect

Joelle Murray could win her 35th cap for Scotland in Paisley
Joelle Murray could win her 35th cap for Scotland in Paisley
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SCOTLAND WOMEN aim to maintain their perfect start to their UEFA 2017 European Championship qualifying campaign when they face FYR Macedonia at St Mirren Park, Paisley (3.05pm) tomorrow.

Anna Signeul’s side are bidding to make it four wins out of four in their attempt to qualify for a major tournament for the very first time.

The Scots top Group One, ahead of favourites Iceland on goal difference, and defender Joelle Murray insists her team will need to be patient against Macedonia.

She said: “We all want to extend this winning streak and believe we can take all three points tomorrow.

“However, we don’t take anything for granted and know we must be focussed whilst working hard individually and collectively to get the win.

“They will try and stay tight as a unit in defence and prevent us penetrating them through the middle. We need to move the ball quickly, get them out of position and create space in behind.”

Murray is delighted to be back in the Scotland squad having not featured during this campaign and she is hoping to add to her 34-cap haul.

The Hibs star commented: “I’m delighted to be back involved again; seeing the girls and catching up with everyone.

“All I can do is work hard and take my chance when it comes along, however it’s about the team and as long as we come away with three points that’s the main thing.”

Scotland will wear their new-look neon pink and black away kit for the first time tomorrow.