Lisa Robertson: Rangers win over Glasgow City 'good for the league'

Celtic midfielder says the 5-0 win was "more exciting than a warning'

Rangers’ 5-0 win over Glasgow City was “good for the league” says Celtic midfielder Lisa Robertson.

And Robertson, who was named the SWPL’s player of the month for November, believes the win has opened up the title race.

Glasgow City suffered their first loss of the campaign last weekend to Rangers, with Celtic two points behind the pair going into the winter break.

Robertson said: “I don’t know if it’s a warning to the league because everyone knows Rangers have got really talented players in the squad and it was just a matter of time before they did get a big result.

“And, on the flip side of that, that’s probably Glasgow City’s first heavy defeat in the league so they’re only going to come back firing and wanting to come back stronger for that.

“I actually just think that opens the league right up. I don’t think it’s a wanring but I do think it’s a good thing for the league because teams can now beat other teams and it’s not just a two-horse race. So I think it’s more exciting than a warning.”

Robertson ‘would love Scotland chance’

Celtic head coach Fran Alonso recently told Anyone’s Game he feels Robertson and club team-mate Natalie Ross should be in the Scotland squad.

And Robertson says she would jump at the chance of a call-up.

“Obviously it’s nice for him to say things like that,” said Robertson. “You always would want to play for your country.

“Natalie is a brilliant player and has been consistent for season after season. He’s probably spot on with her.

“In terms of myself, I’ve just got to worry about what I’m doing at club level and if it happens one day then great, but also you’ve got to recognise there’s some world class players in that Scotland squad, and there’s also players that aren’t even in it that are also great players. It’s s difficult one but I would love it to happen.”

Thanks to Robert Wilson of Scottish Women’s Football for putting the questions to Lisa Robertson on behalf of Anyone’s Game.

Celtic’s Robertson is league star in November

Robertson accepted her Scottish Building Society player of the month award from the SWPL at Celtic Park.

The midfielder played every minute for Celtic last month as they picked up maximum points from four games, including a 1-0 win over Rangers and a 6-2 hammering of Robertson’s former club Hibernian.

Robertson scored a goal of the season contender in their victory over Hibs and played a vital role in the middle of the park throughout November as her side bounced back from defeat to Glasgow City on the opening day of the season.

Robertson said: “I’m really pleased to have been recognised and to win this award. November was a brilliant month for the team and I was delighted to play my part in our success.”

Speaking about the season so far, Robertson said: “The defeat to Glasgow City was disappointing but I think we’ve shown since that we’ve got the ability to bounce back and challenge this season against every team. The victories against Rangers and Hibernian in particular were massive for us. Not only has it put us in the running for the top places in the league, it lifted the squad as a whole.”

On top of winning the public vote, Robertson also came out with the most votes amongst the head coaches in the SWPL.

Also nominated for the November award was Lori Gardner (Motherwell), Rebecca McGowan (St Johnstone), and Tegan Browning (Boroughmuir Thistle).

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