Scotland midfielder Leanne Ross believes Glasgow City are ready for Sunday’ s UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final against PSG Feminine.

The SWPL champions, who are the first Scottish team to reach this stage of the tournament, are expecting a bumper crowd at the Excelsior Stadium for the match, which is live on BBC Alba.

Ross, who was on international duty last week at the Cyprus Cup, cannot wait to step onto the pitch this weekend after a great week of training.

Speaking to the Scottish FA website, she said: “Preparation has been really good this week.  It has been a bit different this week with the increased publicity, but we’ve coped well with separating what we do on the pitch and off it.

“Eddie and the team have been fantastic with us. They’ve done their homework on what we should expect, and we know it’ll be a hard game. Although it is their first time in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, they are full of world-class players, many of whom will be at the World Cup in the summer.

Glasgow City’s domestic season started on Sunday with a 5-0 victory over Hutchinson Vale, while PSG are 20 matches into their campaign. Ross feels that City’s freshness can play to their advantage. 

She explained: “Hopefully, it is something that can work in our advantage. Their season is coming to an end, and the French league is really tough and competitive.

“We’re coming into this match on the back of a great pre-season, and quite a few of our players have game time under our belts from playing in the Cyprus Cup with Scotland. We’ll be fresh, but we’re also prepared.”

While there has been a great amount of publicity surrounding the match and the launch of the side’s new kit for the upcoming season, Ross’ focus only switched to the match following Sunday’s league opener.

“It does not matter whether it is a league match, a cup final or a European game, we always only focus on our next fixture,” Ross said.

“Until Sunday, our concentration was entirely on our SWPL match against Hutchinson Vale. That match provided it’s own challenges, but we pulled through to get the win.  Since then, our minds have been solely on PSG, and we can’t wait for Sunday”.