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  • Celtic Women's team are focused on cup test against Saints

    Celtic Women's team are focused on cup test against Saints

    By: Joe Sullivan on 22 Feb, 2018 09:01

  • CELTIC Women’s team are back in action this Sunday when they take on St Johnstone in the SWPL Cup. And having enjoyed an unbeaten start to the 2018 league campaign, the Hoops are aiming to progress to the next round of the cup.

    Speaking to this week’s Celtic View, defender Cheryl McCulloch explained that the early season focus has been on the opening three games of the campaign, including Sunday’s cup-tie, before an international break.

    “We haven’t really set any targets as of yet in terms of winning the league,” she said. “Of course, we would like to go and challenge and be a lot closer than we were last year. We are taking is just one step at a time, but being at a club like Celtic, of course, you want to try and win as much as possible.

     “We haven’t really looked further ahead than the first three games and that’s what we’ve been focused on, then there is an international break soon after that.

    “From there we’ll regroup and look ahead to the games after that, so hopefully the performances and the points will keep coming in.”

    The Hoops squad has a number of new faces for the season ahead, and McCulloch believes it will make the squad stronger for the challenges ahead.

    The 28-year-old, who has previously played for Dundee United, Queen’s Park, Hamilton Accies and Glasgow City, knows what it’s like to join a new team and she is delighted with the way the new arrivals are settling in.

    “It seems like they’ve already been there for a long time, to be honest” she said. “They’ve slotted in superbly and they are just part of the team now.

    “It was good to get a couple of fresh faces in, especially as Keeva Keenan has come from Glasgow City so she has a bit of experience having won the league. She’s an ex-team-mate of mine as well so it was good to play with her again.

    “Nicole Pullar has come in and started really well also so it was good to get the new faces in. Nicole scored twice against Rangers and she’s a good player. I've played against her a couple of times and she’s always a tough opponent to play against so it’s now good to have her in our team rather than playing against her.

    “From the new girls in the team, Keeva is the only one that I've played alongside previously, but before I joined Celtic, I had played alongside Ruesha Littlejohn and Megan Cunnigham, both at Glasgow City as well.

    “There’s quite a few players in our team that I would rather play alongside than against, especially after our midweek training sessions as you’re glad when it comes to a Sunday that you’re playing with them rather than against them.”

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