RANGERS Head Coach Amy McDonald is challenging her players to take more responsibility this week when they welcome Stirling University to New Tinto Park on Sunday.

April was a tough month for the Light Blues as indifferent form saw them lose an SWPL Cup semi-final and win, draw and lose one in the SWPL.  McDonald admits results have been patchy but that is when everyone must pull together.

She said: “We haven’t been anywhere near the standard we expect and we have to accept responsibility for that.

“When things are like this then we need to work harder than ever before and that is what we have done this week in training”

The Gers can enter Sunday’s match with some confidence knowing they out played their opponents in their opening game of the season with a thrilling 4-1 away from home.

McDonald is not taking anything for granted though as she believes the visitors will be confident having examined her side’s recent form.

The head coach said: “Stirling have good players and they need players.

“Given our recent form they will see that as an opportunity to get at us. We need to start demonstrating what we work on in training on the park”

Rangers will have the option to freshen their side up on Sunday with a host of players regaining full fitness and pushing for a place in the side.

On injuries and suspensions the Gers boss said: “Nic Pullar unfortunately has picked up an injury and Terri Donnelly is unavailable.

“Brogan Hay continues to train hard along with Caitlin and Hannah Robertson. Lauren Gallon and Jade Gallon also return this week”

Rangers face Stirling University at New Tinto Park this Sunday in a 14:00 kick off.

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