AMY MCDONALD praised her ever-improving team but was frustrated by a disallowed goal that cost her team a point against Hibernian.

With Rangers trailing 2-1, Jenna Clark thought her late goal had rescued a draw for the home side, only for the flag to go up against Lauren Gallon.

McDonald tried to remain positive after the match, which had saw her side battle back after falling behind early on against one of the league’s top sides.

She said: “I think we’re improving all the time and I think that’s probably the most competitive game this season.

“We restricted Hibs’ opportunities a lot. We’re just really disappointed that the goal got disallowed.”

Rangers struggled to create any clear-cut chances as the visitors controlled possession in the first-half, but McDonald praised the team’s attitude after half-time.

McDonald said: “I thought we were okay for the first 10 minutes and then I think we became intimidated. We allowed Hibs to play a bit more, and that was something we spoke about at half-time.

“I think it’s more about mentality than performance levels, because you can see in the second-half that we really competed.”

Reflecting on what her side could have done more in order to have secured a point, she added: “I think that we have to be better with the ball and make better decisions moving into the final third”

“We have to have the belief to be able to have more shots and take more opportunities. That was the conversation I had with Jade (Gallon) when we were walking out.

“I told her if she had a bit of time and space just hit it, and obviously she done that and got a goal from it. We need to do that more often to be a bit more clinical.”

McDonald highlighted the importance of the team’s progress heading into a tricky run of fixtures, continuing, “We need to remain positive, we’ve obviously got Glasgow City, then Hibs again. So we’ve got loads to build on in the next couple of weeks to be able to reorganise and correct things to get better.

“Glasgow City have got some quality players, for us this is a gage to continue to work hard throughout the season, we’re getting better with every game.

“I think we’re hitting a consistent run of games which will really help. We just need to try our best to get results against these big teams. But we’re closer now than we’ve ever been.”

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