Rangers head coach Malky Thomson was left delighted with the attitude of his players last night as they ground out a 2-0 win over Aberdeen to move into top spot in SWPL 1 – and he insists his players are determined to win a historic title this season.
Two second-half goals made it 19 wins from 20 in the SWPL for Rangers so far this season but Thomson recognises that his side are finding things tougher than they did at the start of the campaign.
After goals from Kirsty Howat and Kayla McCoy secured the three points at Pittodrie, Thomson was full of praise for his players going into the final seven games of the campaign.
“There is an absolute desire to fulfil our potential. We have got ourselves in a position where we have had to earn it,” Thomson said [Rangers TV].
“At the start of the season we were scoring for fun and now as the season has gone on it is becoming increasingly more difficult to get chances. If we are going to be hypercritical of ourselves tonight we have created a lot of chances and probably should be scoring more goals however, that is the nature of football.
“Credit to Aberdeen as they were well organised and had a good structure defensively so I am really pleased with the performance and the attitude of the girls, it was spot-on.”
The Light Blues face Hearts this weekend as the games come thick and fast and Thomson is looking to his players do get themselves ready to go again.
“We just keep dealing with each game as it comes so we will get on the bus, we will fuel ourselves up and we’ll get back down the road,” he continued.
“We’ll start our recovery process and the backroom staff will start looking at the analysis viewpoint on Hearts and we’ll put our game plan together and we’ll go again.”
A two-point lead over Glasgow City has Rangers top of the SWPL table and, with a game in hand on their rivals, the Gers are very much in the driving seat in the title race.
Another three points this weekend would be a massive step towards the SWPL title and a historic campaign for Rangers.
Meanwhile, Rangers fans are being left behind as infighting threatens to mar the club’s 150th-anniversary celebrations.