GREGORY Vignal says his new-look Rangers squad are ready for the start of the new campaign after two cup postponements.

The call-offs mean the Gers have now had a seven-week long pre-season, and the joint head coach feels the squad are ready for their first competitive game.

Speaking to RangersTV ahead of Sunday’s match against Hearts, he said: “We are hoping to get the first official game so it will be nice to play on Sunday.

“It will be a tough game because they have signed a few good players so it will be an interesting game I think they work hard.

“We always have to start with a win that is so important, now the girls are hoping to play a game because we came back seven weeks ago.

“I think it will be important for the fans to understand the way we play and where we want to be and everyone is now speaking about the women’s game so I think it is an exciting time for everybody.”

As well as a number of new signings over the summer break, Vignal has also been joined on the touchline by joint head coach Malky Thomson.

He continued: “I have known Malky for more than 15 years, he used to be my coach so he needs to push me out of my comfort zone I will learn a lot from him.

“I am learning the job I am a brand new manager, and I think Malky will bring me a lot of things really pleased to work with him.

“The new signings have settled in really well. I think we have signed some really good players with the right mentality, now they have to learn what it is like to be a Rangers player in terms of DNA and culture but since the first day everything has been spot on.

“It is superb for the club and the squad to get international players it will increase the level for sure. It is so so important.

“I think it will make the league more competitive and I am happy for the academy as well because there is now a pathway for the young girls.”

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