AMY MCDONALD was delighted that her side overcame a poor start against Stirling University to run out comfortable winners.

Stirling took the lead early in the game, before goals from Hannah Coackley, Laura McCartney, Carla Boyce and Holly Naiper gave the Light Blues the three points.

Speaking after the match, Gers boss McDonald said: “Yeah absolutely, we’re pleased with the performance.

“I don’t think that we started the game well, in the first thirty or thirty-five minutes, but I think that the conditions maybe had a bit to do with that.

“I’m really pleased with the result and that there was four different goal scorers.”

Rangers had a few familiar faces back in the starting eleven for the match against Stirling University and McDonald is happy to have a range of options available to her.

She continued, “It’s just about building up game time for them. You can see that Hayley Sinclair has got really quick feet and Chantelle Brown is a great player as well.

“It just makes us a little bit more diverse when we’re going in to attack teams and gives us a bit more in terms of options when we take on teams.”

The Light Blues were forced in to two first half changes due to injuries sustained to Jade Gallon and Hannah Coakley. After the game, McDonald gave an update on how both players are.

She said: “We’re not entirely sure what happened to Jade Gallon, but she has gone to hospital with quite a serious knock to her eye.

“Hannah Coakley was a collision when she scored the first goal, so she’ll need to rest with ice.

“Hopefully we get positive news about Jade as she’s a big player for us and we hope that they are both alright.”

Up next for the Gers is a Scottish Women’s Premier League Cup clash away to Partick Thistle next Sunday at Petershill Park (kick off 2pm).

McDonald is looking forward to the challenge: “Partick Thistle are a very well organised and structured side, so we need to make sure that we are at our best to go and compete in that match.

“They have players that even I used to play with, so they have a lot of experience in the team. It’s important that we approach that game in the right way and get through to the next round.”

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