Malky Thomson eager to see how Rangers Women measure up to Glasgow City in SWPL top-of-the-table clash
The Light Blues currently trail City by a solitary point at the SWPL 1 summit but have a game in hand after their fixture against Aberdeen was postponed due to the Amber weather warning in place last weekend.
Ahead of Sunday’s top-of-the-table encounter, Thomson has challenged his side to maintain their impressive performance level, which has yielded 19 goals in their last six league games.
Thomson said: “This is the yardstick. Glasgow City are the champions and they have been for a number of years.
“They’ve got that aura about them whereby they are used to winning.
“We’re new into the league, we’re new into the professional set-up and we’re going about things the exact same way as the club is always run, so it will be good to see how we fare against them.
“The girls are really looking forward to the occasion – it is a big game. I think the most important thing is the three points, regardless of the opposition.
“What it does for the group is give you that added confidence and that’s another experience that the girls will get over time in this league.
“It’s a matter of maintaining the levels of performance we have had, no matter where we’re playing or what the tie is.”
Rangers held City to a 1-1 draw at Petershill in October and have since maintained their unbeaten run.
Thomson believes the key factor behind their success on the pitch so far this season is down to his squad instilling a never-say-die attitude as they bid to end Glasgow City’s stranglehold on the SWPL title.
He added: “We have always tried to install a winning mentality. When you play for Rangers Football Club you must win. There’s no second guessing that.
“The mentality has improved since the women’s programme started. The confidence we have has come through effort and practice.
“The girls have the inner belief and desire and are fully aware of what it takes to play for Glasgow Rangers.
“They know they need to maintain those standards, not just in training on a daily basis but to make sure that can be put into practice on a matchday.
“It was disappointing not to get another game under our belt last Sunday but these things happen in football and it’s about how you adapt and adjust.
“We managed to slot in a training session and the girls have prepared well this week.”