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Gavin Beith | AFC Women Preview

March 23, 2022 12:54 am Author: AFC Media Team
Gavin Beith | AFC Women Preview

Co-Manager Gavin talked to Mark Gordon ahead of Wednesday’s Homecoming match at Pittodrie on RedTV:

“I’m really excited about the game and I think we have been ever since it was announced. There has been a lot of business for us to take care before this game and the girls have done really well. They have picked up full points in the last two games going in to the Rangers game so they can relax and enjoy the occasion. I think the biggest concern has been the last two games and making sure that the players weren’t looking beyond them. We’ve been able to train on the men’s first team training pitch which has been great because it has given us the chance to prepare a bit on grass. The players will need to deal with a bit of nerves and the bigger crowd and everything else around the game but they’ll be absolutely fine.

“It’s massive for the women’s game and I think that was one of the considerations of choosing Rangers game. They will be taking a lot of international players to the north-east and it’s a chance to showcase to people just how far women’s football has come. It’s a massive occasion not only for us but for the women’s game in general.

“The team have done really well getting their back-to-back promotions under Emma and stepping in to the top flight. They’ve had a bit of a wobble, which is to be expected up against better opponents. They’ve come through that experience and I think maybe they needed to go through that. The Rangers game is an opportunity for them to go out in front of a good crowd and show just how far they have progressed. It’s going to be a real difficult challenge but it’s one we are looking forward to.

“I think we are happy with our current league position. It was difficult going through that period of losing seven games in a row but we have managed to call on those experiences in the last few games when we have really had to battle to wins without playing at our best.”