RANGERS midfielder Caitlin O’Hara is hoping fans will give women’s football a chance as the squad prepare for their first game at The Hummel Training Centre.
The Gers take on Glasgow Girls in the third round of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup on Sunday, and O’Hara hopes the new stand and the success of the summer World Cup will encourage fans to get behind the team.
She said: “We are very fortunate to play here, the pitch is amazing, the backdrop is amazing and it’s great.
“Hopefully we can get fans along and they can come and back us as well.
“We need people to come along. You might be sceptical about it but come and try it, and if you don’t like it after that then fair enough but come and see what it’s about.”
O’Hara is looking forward to getting into cup action on Sunday and is expecting Glasgow Girls to be up for the tie.
She added: “We are really looking forward to getting into the cup game, obviously we are just one game back in the league but anything can happen in the cup and that is what we like about it.
“You can play different teams from different leagues so we are really looking forward to it and hopefully we can crack on into the next round.
“We don’t know too much about them, they obviously play in the division below us but like I said it’s the cup and anything can happen.
“I suspect they will come and make it hard for us to play. They will be very difficult to break down but we can only concentrate on what we can control and that is how we execute our game plan and we will still prepare the exact same way that we do and we are really looking forward to it.
“This is Rangers, we know we are expected to bring trophies to this club so we can only do our best but we know what is expected of us and we want to bring a trophy home.”
With a number of changes this summer, O’Hara believes it will take a bit of time to adjust and reach their full potential.
“Looking back we are disappointed at the result last weekend and probably the performance and I don’t think we reached the levels that we know we are capable of but there have been a lot of changes in a short period of time and I think everyone is still trying to adjust to that.
“It will come eventually but we will be ready for the next game.
“I don’t think we can expect too much just now, people are still adjusting but momentum is key for us and consistency is something we are targeting this year.”