COACH Gregory Vignal believes Rangers are better-prepared for the test of runaway league leaders Glasgow City this Sunday.
Gers host City, who top SWPL1 with a 100 per-cent record from their 12 matches so far, this Sunday at the Hummel Training Centre, with the match kicking-off at 2.30pm.
The Light Blues fell to an 8-0 reverse to the 12-in-a-row league champions earlier this season, but Vignal, having now settled into his role as head coach fully, believes his side can pose City so many more problems this time around.
“The girls, I think, are stronger physically, mentally, technically and tactically,” he told RangersTV. “They have worked hard in the last eight weeks. But you need to understand the girls are working as well – they are part-time players, so it is quite a big demand for me.
“They give me, honestly, 100 per-cent every single day, and I want to be ready for them every day. They have been amazing from the first session, and I think they believe in my philosophy and they believe in the project.
“This is my job to show them I am ready, and I will try to give them everything every single day to ensure they are happy and they want to play for this football club.
“You have to believe you can win this game and you have to believe you are ready to play against a good team and you are ready to perform really well at home.
“This is really important and I will push the girls. I am starting every single game to win – that is my philosophy and the girls, they are aware of that.
“We will play our philosophy, our shape and we will be brave. I like to play attacking football and it will be the same on Sunday – not because we are playing Glasgow City will we stop playing. We will keep going and we will make sure we are ready as it is important for next year.”
Vignal is hoping, with there being no men’s first-team game this weekend, that the Rangers fans will turn out in their numbers to support his side on Sunday.
He continued: “Hopefully we get a good crowd, and I will invite all the fans to come and support us at the training ground. The facilities are amazing and it is such an improvement for the football club.
“For the girls as well, it is amazing. Don’t worry about the rain – the stand is covered! We need the fans and our fans are the best fans in the country.
“If they come they will support the girls 100 per-cent.”
And, on team news, the coach added: “The squad looks good, but the only problem I have right now is the goalkeepers’ position. Unfortunately, Khym [Ramsay] was injured against Liverpool, and she is an experienced goalkeeper who has been amazing since the start of the season.
“But she will be out for the long-term. That gives me an opportunity to maybe play the young goalkeepers.
“It’s the only problem I have right now and everyone else will be ready for the weekend.”