AMY McDonald was appreciative of her team’s second half fight on Sunday after a disappointing first half display saw them trail 3-0 at the interval against Hibernian at New Tinto Park.

She said: “I thought that given our performance midweek, we should have maybe gone into the game with a bit more confidence but after speaking to the players at half time, they came out with a better attitude and had a bit more determination.

“We made a bit of a game of it by getting the goal. It is disappointing but for us it’s about taking lessons for the future and feeling confident that we are able to compete at this level.”

Rangers’ revitalised second half was topped off by a great goal by forward Chantelle Brown and speaking about the talent the youngster possesses, McDonald said: “I have told Chantelle how big a player she is for us, I think sometimes she doesn’t believe that in herself.

“I said to her at half time that we needed more from her for the second half and that we needed to see her fight, aggression and determination and she definitely brought that in the second half.”

With two matches left of the SBS Scottish Women’s Premier League, Rangers’ attention turns to the derby match against Celtic on the 12th November and McDonald knows that this fixture is important for the players as they look to get a clean sweep against their rivals.

She said: “I think that the players are always fired up for matches against Celtic no matter what you say to them before the game and the preparation is always different for a game like this.

“It’s vital that we keep our mentality positive and discipline going into the match, Celtic have strengthened again with the return of a few key players and it will be a difficult game, we just need to make sure we approach it in the right manner.”

Rangers travel to K-Park, East Kilbride on Sunday 12th November to face Celtic, kick off is 2pm.

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