MEGAN Bell got her Rangers career of to a flying start this afternoon netting a double in the 3-0 victory over Hearts.

The Gers kicked-off their SWPL campaign with three points at the Rangers Training Centre after Bell’s brace and a Kirsten Reilly strike secured the victory.

The 18-year-old was delighted with the start to the season, speaking to RangersTV after the game she said: “Obviously it’s first game of the season so we are absolutely delighted to get the win, three points was the most important today.

“We know that there’s a few things that need touched up on and there’s room for improvement definitely but that is going to come. I think the three points was the most important so we are really happy.

“I am delighted to get on the scoresheet, it has been a long time coming.

“I feel like we have been working really hard in pre-season, we have been out on the pitch working hard and getting to grips with things so I am delighted with how I played today.

“I know it is only the start, I need to keep working hard and hopefully I can perform like that for the rest of the season and get a few goals.

“I think first half conditions were a bit difficult with the wind but that is when we need to start keeping the ball and keeping it on the ground so that the wind can’t affect it as much and I think that’s a few things we will learn from.

“I think there’s a lot of things today that we know we need to work on and it wasn’t the perfect performance by any means but three points is the most important and a clean sheet.”

With a brand new squad for the 2020 campaign, Bell says it will take time as the girls continue to get to know each other.

She added:

“It is going to take a while and coming through pre-season I think everyone understood it was going to be a process for a whole new team.

“I think everyone is getting to know each other and strengths and weaknesses really well and it is starting to come together and I think on the pitch you can see that it is starting to really gel and people are starting to understand how each other play.”

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