Hutchison Vale manager Andy Enwood insists goalkeeper Ashley Watson is going to be worth her weight in gold to his side this term.
With Jenna Fife recalled by Hibs last week, Watson stepped into the void to deliver an assured performance against the Hibees last week and boss Enwood believes she will be a big player in the season ahead.
Hutchie face Queen’s Park at Saughton Enclosure tomorrow (kick-off 1pm) after a challenging start to the campaign.
Enwood revealed: “Ashley came in and did a good job on her debut and made the game competitive against a top Hibs side. The more games she plays, the better she will get and she will be an important player us this season.
“All of the girls worked their socks off against Hibs and if they give me the same against Queen’s Park I’m convinced we will get a positive outcome.”
League leaders Hibernian Ladies take on rejuvenated Rangers at Petershill Park, Glasgow (kick-off 12pm) hoping to put some distance between themselves and their opponents.
Hibs go into the game having won all of their fixtures so far this season but know that defeat would allow the Gers to leapfrog them in the table.
Manager Willie Kirk said: “They had a big result last week against Buchan because scoring ten goals, regardless of the opposition, is a terrific result. It will be very tough.”
Spartans host Forfar Farmington at Ainslie Park (kick-off 1pm) with manager Debbi McCulloch insisting her side shouldn’t be written off.
She said: “We’ve had a very tough start to the season and now we are targeting a few wins to push us up the table and I have every confidence we will.”