MALKY Thomson hopes Rangers Women can take confidence from their opening league win as they head into two important cup fixtures this week.

The Gers will first face Queen’s Park at the Rangers Training Centre on Thursday evening, before making the short trip to Hamilton on Sunday, both in the SWPL Cup.

Speaking to RangersTV ahead of Thursday’s game, the joint head coach said: “I think it will be a different type of game it will be a load for the players given that they have just played Sunday there and it is a quick turn around to play Thursday.

“It will have a physicality element that they will need to deal with, and a loading element they will need to deal with but it is good to get the win on the first day of the season and it is something we can build on.

“We have got a squad, we explained to the girls that it’ll take everybody’s efforts over the full season, so the girls know that teams will be selected based on who is playing well but mindful of utilising the full squad to try and maximise our win ratio.”

Thomson says the minutes on the pitch are vital for the new-look squad as they continue to learn each others game.

He continued:

“It was key to get the understanding of who is next to them and how they are going to relate with each other.

“I think the confidence is something that we need to take forward firstly the 90 minutes they all got with each other but the confidence and getting off to a good start and getting three points is key for any team so it is something we will try and build upon.

Thursday’s game kicks off at 8pm and fans can pay at the gate. Adults £5, Concessions/Students £3 and Children £1.

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