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  • Ruesha Littlejohn: Celtic can provide title challenge this season

    Ruesha Littlejohn: Celtic can provide title challenge this season

    By: Tony Connelly on 14 Feb, 2018 11:19

  • CELTIC striker Ruesha Littlejohn is optimistic that this season the Hoops can challenge Glasgow City’s dominance in the Scottish Women's Premier League thanks to a strong pre-season and some new arrivals in the Hoops squad.

    The 17th season of the SWPL is now underway and Littlejohn is hopeful that Celtic can build on their third place finish over the past few seasons and firmly establish themselves as a contender for the league title.

    Glasgow City have successfully defended the league title for the past 10 seasons, but Littlejohn, who scored in Celtic’s impressive 3-0 win over Rangers last Sunday in the season’s opener, believes change is on the horizon and the Hoops will be more competitive this year.

    “Pre-season’s been really good this year,” Littlejohn told this week’s Celtic View. “It’s been good to get back into it. We started back early January after five weeks off but we were still doing our own programmes in the off-season.

    “Everyone’s come back fresh and healthy and we’ve all remained disciplined in our training during the break so we’ve been able to get up to speed quite quickly. We’ve been third the last couple of seasons so we’re looking to build on that and push for second.”

    In addition to helping the team realise this aim, Littlejohn has targets of her own coming into the new campaign.

    “My own aims are to score more and get more assists,” the Republic of Ireland internationalist said. “I feel like I’ve been improving on that with each season and given the level of fitness I feel I’m at, I think I’m in a good position to continue building on that.”

    Read the full and exclusive interview with Ruesha Littlejohn ONLY in this week’s Celtic View. On sale now.

    Celtic Women’s team are in action this Sunday, February 18 against Stirling University at the K-Park Training Academy, East Kilbride (KO: 12.15pm). Get along and cheer the Hoops on.

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