It’s back! SWPL returns as Spartans welcome Glasgow City

Screen Shot 2014-01-04 at 16.13.12After the summer recess, it’s back to business for Debbi McCulloch’s Spartans as they welcome Glasgow City to Ainslie Park in the opening weekend of the post-split SWPL season.

Spartans head into the second half of the season in 5th place, just two points behind Celtic who occupy 3rd spot.


Ahead of the game in her match programme notes, Manager McCulloch notes her side will go into Sunday’s game “with belief and no fear.”

“Every season it’s my opinion that other clubs always think we might not make the top six but with the group of players we have it was never a doubt in my mind.  We have scored more goals than at this stage last season and more importantly we have conceded far less.  I would say that’s progress and together we are heading in the correct direction.”

“On Sunday, our players will have to be focused throughout and work extremely hard if we are to take anything off the league leaders but as always every game is different and we must go into the game with belief and no fear.”

City enter the game in top spot, a position they have laid claim to for some time now.  However, after a solid performance against the perennial champions at the same venue back in March, the Ainslie Park side showed how capable they are of matching any team in the Top 6 on the day.

There’s mixed news from the treatment table as Lana Cleland continues to make good progress from her ankle injury whilst an MRI scan earlier in the week has set back Natasha McMahon’s return after the diagnosis of a cartilage tear in her hip.

Claire Crosbie and Kirsty McLaughlin are back in full contact training and we look forward to welcoming both of them back to competitive action over coming weeks.

Sunday’s SWPL clash kicks off at the slightly later time of 3pm.

Admission prices are: Adults £5, Concessions £3 and Under 16’s Free.