Ahead of the new 2019 season, we’ll catch-up with every single Scottish Building Society SWPL team. From new Head Coaches, new signings, and new aspirations, it’s set to be another exciting campaign. We spoke to Rangers WFC Head Coach, Amy McDonald.
How are excited are you for the 2019 season?: Really Excited for the season ahead as it is shaping up to be very competitive.
What are your aims and ambitions for the new season?: To take each game as it comes and be consistent. We must move closer to winning.
With the new season around a month away, how have preparations been so far?: Our preparations have been great. All players have worked hard and continue to improve. As we enter into the final stages we must try and ensure we improve in every area.
For perhaps new fans of the women’s game, who are some players in your squad they should look out for?: Amy Muir has continually improved throughout the season. Clare Gemmill is also vastly experienced. All of the squad deserve to be mentioned because of the hard work and commitment they have shown to the program.
As well, are there any new/younger players we may see more of in 2019?: Laura McCartney who joined towards the end of last season joins the squad. Ellis Dalgleish has also joined from Celtic.
You start the new season at home to reigning Champions, Glasgow City. What do you make of that fixture?: It is a difficult test but one we will do our upmost to be ready for.
How important do you think it will be to get off to a good start?: I think we need to approach the season one game at a time. It is important to get as many points on the table as possible.
Given how big 2019 is for Scottish Women’s Football as a whole, how excited are you to be involved?: I am really excited to be involved especially with the developments that are happening with Rangers and the wider game. It is a pivotal time for the game in Scotland and it should be a very exciting year.
Finally, what would you say to encourage people to come and support your team this season?: Try it! Now is the time. It’s an affordable day out for the family.