RANGERS midfielder Amy Muir is looking forward to kicking off the team’s SWPL League Cup campaign against Partick Thistle at Petershill on Sunday.

Newly promoted Partick will be a tough test for Gers in the first round of the cup and it is a competition the squad are desperate to do well in having never reached the final before.

The midfielder, who chipped in with an assist for the second goal last week, feels that if most of the squad can stay fit this season then there is no reason why the club cannot reach a major final this season.

Muir said: “We are really excited; we want to compete in both cup competitions this year.

“We had a good run in the Scottish Cup last season but we fell short at the semi-final stage. Since then we have only had small changes in personnel which I think will be an advantage for us – we will only continue to get better.”

Muir feels if the Light Blues can repeat last week’s second half display, which saw her side put three past Stirling University then they will be a match for anyone on their day.

Manager Amy McDonald has deployed Muir in a more attacking role this season and she believes she can make a bigger impact from the right of midfield

She added:

“We can cause any team problems when we keep the ball and attack with purpose.

“I played the majority of my football here last season as an attacking fullback so playing higher up the pitch at the weekend felt natural.”


Rangers travel to Petershill Park to face Partick Thistle on Sunday 24th February in the League Cup, kick-off is at 12.00

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