Hibs Ladies goalkeeper Jenna Fife received the perfect boost ahead of tomorrow’s SWPL 1 derby clash with Spartans Women.
The 22-year-old has been called up to the Scotland squad for the World Cup qualifying double-header against Switzerland and Albania on August 30 and September 4 respectively.
Two victories could see the Scots qualify for next year’s World Cup finals in France.
“I’m obviously delighted to be called up and it’s such an honour to be involved with the national team,” Fife said. “That’s especially the case for these games as they are absolutely massive.”
Fife’s immediate focus, however, is on this weekend’s derby at Ainslie Park. Hibs are currently top the table on goal difference from reigning champions Glasgow City.
“The squad are always up for a derby, but so are Spartans. They are a hard team to play against. They are hard to break down and very organised, but we are going in with the mentality of we have to win and we are positive that we can do that and stay top of the league.
“We have got such a good team and the attacking football we play is so good, but defensively we are solid as well. We score a lot of goals and we concede very little, which is how you win games and that’s how we’ve won games all season.”
Meanwhile in SWPL 2, there’s another Capital clash as Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale host Hearts at Peffermill.