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Robertson - City are stronger than ever

Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Glasgow City have long been the dominant side in Scotland and last season clinched a domestic treble, yet, new signing Lisa Robertson has warned the club's rivals 'the best is yet to come!'.


The champions have won the last six Scottish Women's Premier League titles at a canter and appear stronger than ever going into the new season.


Robertson left title challengers Hibernian for City in the close season with the lure of Champions League football proving too strong for the staunch Hibee.


She said: "I will always be grateful for what Hibs did for me and being a supporter too means they will always be close to my heart, however I felt I needed a new challenge and where better to find it than at Glasgow City.

"The opportunity to play in the Champions League and to test myself against the best in Europe was something I couldn't turn down.

"Joining Glasgow City and playing alongside so many international players week-in-week-out can only improve my game."


Robertson was given an early sample of life with Scotland's champions when she was whisked away to take part in a prestigious tournament on foreign shores; now, she's eager to taste the real deal when the Champions League campaign comes round again.


She said: "Pre-season has been really good so far and exactly what I was expecting.  Everyone is working hard and putting the effort in to allow us to focus on the season ahead.


"The 'Meet the Champions' tournament in Germany was a great experience and a good learning curve. It allowed me to see the standard of some European clubs.


"We did well to reach the semi-final given how many good sides there were and it was a useful experience for me to bond with my new team-mates."


Over the last year City have lost Lisa Evans, Emma Mitchell and Jane Ross to the professional game abroad, however Robertson rejects any suggestion that those departures have weakened their side.


She commented: "I think that the suggestion that City are weaker this season is a bit disrespectful to the players still at the club and those, like me, that have come in.


"Every player knows what is expected of them and what the targets are for our club.


"Glasgow City’s a very ambitious club and we want to do better than last season because we always want to improve and develop.


"Every player wants to play every week and my job will be to keep training hard and putting everything I can into it, which will make it hard for Eddie when selecting his team on a Sunday."


Holders Glasgow City begin the defence of their title on Sunday 17th March at home to Rangers.  The match takes place at Peterhill Park, Glasgow (kick-off 2:00pm).

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