AMY MCDONALD has called for her side to be more clinical as they gear up to face top of the table Hibernian.

Rangers travel to Ainslie Park on Sunday and while McDonald understands the level of the opposition she believes her team are prepared.

She said: “We know it will be a really difficult test for us given the calibre of players that Hibs have but it’s one that the players feel that they’re ready for.

“We need to be aware and we need to be defensively organised, we need to move the ball at a speed with intensity and that’s what we’re going to be focusing on in our final training season.

 “We’ve got an opportunity to go and put a marker down for where we feel that we are in the league, we’re excited and looking forward to the game.”

With Hibs coming into the match off the back of a 4-0 victory over Motherwell last weekend, McDonald knows that he Gers must be in top form to get a result.

She said: “We have to focus on utilising our strengths so we’re trying to get the players to understand where Hibs’ strengths lie and areas we can try and exploit.

“We will have to be at our best on Sunday to try and get anything from the game.

“We need to be more clinical. Watching the Forfar game back it’s clear that we are getting ourselves into great positions but that is only worthwhile if we’re taking those opportunities.

“Especially against a side like Hibs, where you know that the chances that you get are going to be few and far between.”

Only three weeks into the season, the SWPL table is already looking tight at the top with three teams, including Rangers, currently on six points behind Hibs on seven. McDonald credits this to the increasing quality of football in the top flight.

She said:

“Although Hibs have dropped points this season against Spartans, I think it was always going to be like that, with the league being more competitive now.

“For Hibs to be in the position that they’re in already, with the amount of players they lost, is a testament to their mentality.

“We don’t think this will be an easy fixture and we’re sure that as much as we want the three points, they do too.”

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