Hibs Ladies urged to hurt Glasgow City

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HIBS LADIES manager Chris Roberts believes his players have the quality to hurt tomorrow’s opponents Glasgow City in a match that will have a significant bearing on the title.

Both clubs are currently undefeated, locked together on 37 points at the top of the Scottish Women’s Premier League and clash in a top of the table contest at Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie (kick-off 2:30pm).

Roberts’ side have taken the women’s game by storm this season and have given City their first credible challenge for a number of years.

He said: “Both City and Hibs are well aware of each other’s strengths and weaknesses and with both playing a relatively similar formation and style of play, then I expect it to be close again.

“In the two previous meetings this season we’ve had by far the better of the first half and could’ve scored a few, whilst City could say the same about the second.

“They were both really open games because both teams are set up to play attacking football.

“Given the league positions of both clubs we know that there will be a lot of publicity around this match and that’s exciting for the women’s game.

“We have the quality to hurt City and I will be looking for my players to get the ball down and express themselves.”

Meanwhile, Hutchison Vale travel west to take on Hamilton Academical at New Douglas Park (kick-off 4pm), while Spartans host Aberdeen at Ainslie Park (kick-off 1pm) and Hearts Ladies welcome Forfar Farmington to King’s Park, Dalkeith (kick-off 2pm).