Amy McDonald has urged her team to take this season one game at a time as they gear up to face Forfar Farmington in the Scottish Building Society SWPL on Sunday.
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After mixed fortunes against Forfar last season, the Gers Head Coach believes her side are prepared for the tough opposition.
She said: “Having watched a lot of footage of Forfar this season, they seem to be playing decent football.
“Obviously, they got points against Motherwell and got through in the cup against Kilmarnock.
“It is game that we can’t take lightly but it is one that we know we want to go and get three points from. Forfar will make that as difficult as possible.”
The fixture will be played again in two weeks, as the teams face off in the SWPL Cup, but McDonald knows all focus is on Sunday’s match.
She said: “The message to the squad is really key just now and it’s, one game at a time. We worry about this game, then in between we have a difficult match.
“We need to focus, and we need to make sure that we do everything that we can to get the three points in this match, then we go onto face a tough match against Hibs before we play Forfar again.”
The international break has giving some of the squad some much needed recovery time and McDonald is pleased to see the return of several players, while two will miss out on Sunday’s action.
She said: “Some positive news is that Chantelle Brown will be able to get more game time and Hayley Sinclair is back as well as Nic Pullar.
“It affords us more options in the wide areas which means we can change our style of play ever so slightly.
“It also makes the squad more competitive going forward which means everyone is fighting for a starting jersey.
“Hannah Coakley isn’t available as she’s still struggling, Sarah Robertson is unavailable too, she has had an ongoing back issue but going into the game we feel we have enough strength and depth to impact.”
Rangers host Forfar Farmington at Benburb Football Club on Sunday 10th March, in their first home match of 2019.
Kickoff is 14:00 and admission is £5 adults, £2 concession and kids go free.