Hibs not daunted by task ahead in League Cup Final

Joelle Murray
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Hibernian Ladies midfielder Joelle Murray insists rivals Glasgow City should write-off the Hibees at their peril ahead of tonight’s Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup final.

The Easter Road girls face holders City this evening at Ainslie Park (kick-off 7:30pm) in the first showpiece final of the season, aiming to stop the champions’ dominance over the women’s game in Scotland.

It’s three years since City lost a domestic fixture and are odd-on favourites to add to their trophy haul tonight, however Scotland star Murray believes Hibs can cause an upset.

She said: “No one should write us off because we have a very strong squad oozing with ability and everyone knows that a cup final is a one-off game where anything can happen.

“We have a very strong attacking team and on our day we are probably the best in the league at counter-attacking football.

“We have played various formations recently and have performed well in each so it’s a given that we will name a strong team that is ready to compete with Glasgow City.”

Hibs go into the game without duo Lucy Graham and Siobhan Hunter following their red cards at the weekend and Murray herself is struggling to shake off a knock and play.

She commented: “Lucy and Siobhan are a big loss as they play in positions which occupy the spine of the team.

“I had an ultrasound last week and have strained the tendon in my ankle meaning I have only been able to do non-impact cardio and strength training.

“Tonight is a big occasion and I’m desperate to be involved so it would be extremely sore to miss out. But I believe and have faith in every single one of my team-mates that no matter who plays we can get the result we want.”