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This Sunday 16th April, PTWFC take on Rangers at Petershill Park for a 12:10 kick off.

Thistle come off the back of a 2-0 defeat against Celtic in a hard-fought match that saw defeat in Airdrie. The girls put on a great display against the Hoops but ultimately fell to Fran Alonso’s side after a tough 90 minutes.

A result here for Brian Graham’s side would be massive as we face a really strong Rangers squad at Petershill live on television.

ℹ️ Fixture Information

📍Petershill Park
🕐Sun 16th April, 12:10pm
🎟️Adults: £7 / Consc £5
🎫Mens ST Holders: £5
🆓Kids Go Free!
📺 BBC ALba
💻Updates on Twitter
💻️Highlights and reaction post match

🆚 Our Opponents: Rangers

Rangers have had a great season, picking up 59 points so far in the league from a possible 72.

Sitting in 3rd position, Malky Thomson’s side will be looking to secure all three points and leapfrog bitter rivals Celtic into 2nd place. Having gained a recent 2-0 win over Hibs, they’ll likely have an eye on the late kick off with another Glasgow derby between Glasgow City and Celtic taking place later that night but will look to secure their job in the early kick off against the Jags.

There are several club links between the two sides with the likes of young defender Rosie Slater making her way through the Rangers Youth ranks before joining the red and yellow side of Glasgow. Current Jags loanee Megan Cunningham is on a temporary switch from the Gers therefore will be ruled ineligible under the terms of her loan agreement. As well as this, new assistant manager Ross Stormonth has recently joined us from Rangers Under 19s side having been the head coach of their development side for a number of years.

The last meeting between the squads ended in a 5-0 defeat at Broadwood Stadium, which was a tough night for the Jags. Despite our good showing in that midweek fixture, we unfortunately suffered injuries to Rebecca McGowan and Cheryl McCulloch that evening which have both been huge losses for Brian Graham as the season has progressed.

📈Thistle so far

Thistle entered the match against Celtic with a clear game plan and worked that from the offset looking to tighten up and prevent the hoops from playing their typical free flowing game. The Jags done very well to keep the green and white side of Glasgow at bay and were unlucky in the goals that they conceded. Megan Cunningham made some excellent saves and was awarded player of the match for her efforts, only highlighting how much of a loss she will be in this upcoming contest against the Gers.

Having had a squad riddled with injuries and absences, the girls did themselves proud and Brian Graham touched upon this in his post-match interview expressing how proud he was of his girls to see out the contest despite everything going against them.
Taking the positives from that showing and following the recent international break, we have been able to rest and recuperate as we welcome Rangers to Petershill Park for this massive tie.

Strong followings from the Red and Yellow Army so far this season have really helped our girls. Your support has played a big part, now we have our opportunity to bring the fight to some of the best clubs in the country, and that continues this Sunday.

🗞 Team News

News broke shortly before the Celtic tie that Cheryl McCulloch appears to be out for the rest of the season having suffered an ACL injury in the reverse tie of this fixture at Broadwood a few weeks ago. Rebecca McGowan is  still be doubtful as she recovers from her injury that she suffered that evening but the midfielder has began light training.

Megan Cunningham is ineligible due to the terms of her loan agreement with Rangers while top scorer Rachel Donaldson and right back Clare Docherty are suspended for this tie having picked up too many bookings this season.

Abbie Ferguson returns to the squad following her ineligibility against her parent club Celtic and does so in fantastic form having scored five goals in her debut for the Scotland u19s squad during the international break. Taylor McGlashan also returns to the squad having missed the Celtic tie as she looks to replicate her fine performance in her last showing at Petershill against Hearts.

Our management squad will be looking to find the best team available as we return home for this fixture in the top six of the Park’s Motor Group SWPL.

💬 Word From The Squad

⏮ Match Rewind

1st March 2023
(Watson, 18) (McLeary, 50′) (Danielsson, 56′, 62′) (McCoy, 65′)

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