City to host Queens in Cup
It’s the first local derby of the season this Sunday, when Glasgow City meet Queens Park at Glasgow Green in the opening round of the Premier League Cup.
City have started the new season well and top the League table on day one, with Queens still to play their first domestic fixture, after their opening game of the campaign was postponed last weekend. Queens have also yet to beat City in any competitive fixture but the Spiders will be buoyed by the fact they made it all the way to the final of this competition last year and will be desperate to do it again.
The Spiders have a virtually entirely new squad since last year and Glasgow City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki admits he is almost preparing his side for the unknown. He said, “Queens Park released the vast majority of their team from last year and have built again, so we won’t know entirely who we will be facing until the sides line up on Sunday. However, we always prepare in the same way, no matter who the opposition is and so we will concentrate as always on our quick passing game that serves us so well. Queens Park have a history of doing particularly well in the Cups and so we know it won’t be easy. This is one match and anyone can win, but we will be doing our very best to make sure it is us in the hat for the next round, come the end of the match.”
In the other ties, Celtic face an Aberdeen side who they defeated 3-0 last weekend in the League, so the Hoops will be confident of progressing to the next stage. Forfar take on Spartans and Raith face Kilmarnock in what will be a tough tie for the Fifers. Holders Hibernian along with Boroughmuir, Dundee United and Hamilton all have byes from the first round.
Article by Laura Montgomery courtesy of the Evening Times